Each weekly game will have a fixed ‘subject’ and ask you two basic questions – and one three fold question.
Today’s Questions for Topical Tropical Trinity are based on ..
How long have you personally been in lockdown – when was the last times you were out and about and will you automatically return to your life post-lockdown?
I was driving home from Florida, and got home on March 18th, which is officially the last day I was out and about freely. Things were already locked down, but not completely. I was still considered by others as over-reacting. I think now, this is my life. I don’t mind not running around all the time and I really don’t mind less obligations.
Are you happy with your progress so far and your ability to stay sane? [Alternative question – When did you pass Go on the Insane journey – how is that going for you?]
I feel pretty good. Considering the trauma I have endured the last two years, I am surprised I am holding up so well. I thought it would be worse. I do get emotional when hearing about the people who have died, as it brings my grieving back to the forefront.
Have you started a new hobby? When was the last time you talked to the toilet? [No to the toilet not in the toilet] If you share the house with others – either animal or human – how is the extended home time coming along with loved ones?
I wouldn’t call it a new hobby, but I am definitely making my miniature kits faster than ever, and I started drawing. I picked up cross-stitching again, which I suppose is new, but I used to do it alot when I was younger. I don’t talk to my toilet but I did tell myself that my toilet needed some attention. Extended home time is great. I actually bought a new guinea pig on Thursday so that Beary would have a brother. So far, so good!
According to Webster, verify means: make sure or demonstrate that (something) is true, accurate, or justified.
Why is this important and why do we have to tell our kids to do this?
Well, first of all fake news is now “real” news! You honestly can’t tell between the two. To know if what you hear or read is actually true you have to address it from multiple angles to see if things are consistent.
I think it is also very important to teach children that you can relay information but you have to give rights to the people who deserve it. When I was teaching high school it was amazing how many kids didn’t understand the true meaning of plagiarism. You can agree with anything you want, but you can’t call it your own. I think by ingraining this in young kids they will be more apt to want to develop their own things.
It isn’t just about teaching children about verifying information it is also important to teach them how to identify reliable sources. It is comical to see that a student will use Facebook as their source! Also, there are so many magazines and online sites that say they are reliable, but the articles on their sites are not backed up by any sort of research.
Teaching children about verifying information is a form of teaching children honesty and integrity.