That Activity Has Been Axed

| Learning | April 17, 2014

(In my paramedical biology class, we started out the term with a survival activity in which you’re given a list of items and you’re supposed to rank them as most important to least important.)

Teacher: “Okay. So, what did we all put as our most important item?”

(A lot of students shout out the map or the lighter.)

Teacher: “Good, good answers. Any other ones?”

Student: “The axe.”

Teacher: “Hm. Why is that?”

Student: “Well, you can chop up your fellow survivors and eat them if you’re starving.”

(Everyone is silent.)

Teacher: “… and that’s the last time we’ll do this activity again.”

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