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    Bitesize General Knowledge for 4 yr old. 100 topics 100 days.

    10-15 minute bitesized interactive lesson per day.

    100 topics for 100 days.


    So far:

    European landmarks
    World landmarks
    Reptiles
    Cuisines around the World.
    Volcanoes
    First flight
    The solar system
    Pirates
    Vikings
    First manned flight and moon landing
    Insects
    Famous buildings of the World.
    Flags.
    Romans.
    Aztecs.
    Eskimos.
    Animals of Australia.
    Ancient Egypt.
    Different types of plants.
    Submarines and life under the ocean.
    Sports around the World.
    Famous art.
    Longest rivers, tallest mountains.
    Dinosaurs.
    Continents.


    That's 25.

    75 to go.

    Go for it.

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    Interesting idea...Should "stimulate" a young mind...

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    Map of the World and Columbus and Magellan.
    Stone Henge and other stone monuments.
    Easter island.
    Bermuda triangle – map of the World again.
    Mapped out stages of evolution.
    Religions and different places of worship – church, mosque etc.
    Holidays and festivals around the World.
    Different money/currencies.
    Magnets & compass
    Musical instruments and famous composers – Mozart, Beethoven.
    Leaders and symbols – Napolean, Hitler and Nazi symbols.
    Countries and their symbols – America: bald headed eagle, NZ: kiwi etc.
    Water cycle
    Life cycle of a butterfly
    Amazon – geography, animals, tribes.
    Royal families past and present.
    Robin Hood and weapons of the day.
    Great Wall of China.
    Neanderthals. Early human cave art.
    Different types of energy – solar power, wind power.
    Astronauts and International Space Station – Can time it so can see it fly overhead.
    Cowboys and Indians.
    History of trains/famous trains.
    The Beatles and Elvis.
    Animals that hibernate.

    50.

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    farm animals
    pets
    robots

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    Robots are good.

    The other 2 are a bit basic.

    Except perhaps, strange pets from around the World.

    Thanks.

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    51 1/2

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    Oh, well...

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    knowledge is best learned thoroughly and less list-like.

    just saying. thats what the internet is for...surface knowledge and list learning factoids.

    teach a little kid to understand something more deeply, and therein lies the world. it's the details that explain things. its not just things on a map, but why they are there and how they got there.

    imo, spend time teaching the whys and hows, not the 1,2,3,4,5's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stfranalum View Post
    spend time teaching the whys and hows
    There are 48 days to go.

    24 for the whys.

    24 for the hows.


    Show us your skills and knowledge, Anally.

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    Oh, he'll be asking why...Don't worry...


    ^ Ya missed 12 hours...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi
    Show us your skills and knowledge, Anally
    get your mind out of the sphincter.

    my knowledge is predisposed towards asking questions and questioning assumptions. i dont think bitesized anything is good, aside from nipples.

    Nipples: added to the list.

    ...it's about mammals, for pete's sake!

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    All taken care of Stfranalum.

    This is just for a quick daily 10-15 minute general knowledge injection.


    No more comments on education are needed.

    Another 48 snippets of history, geography, social studies required.

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    Venice.

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    He's only 4, innit?...

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    ^ Excellent idea, thank you.

    Venice, canals etc. added.

    47 to go.


    No need for you on this thread Stfranalus, if you can't contribute properly. Thanks for understanding.

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    None of that will overide the fact that their formal education is taking place in a zoo.

    Ahem.


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    nothing is learned until it's synthesized. bitesized anything goes in, and leaves just as quickly.

    your 10 minutes would be better spent playing and teaching social skills. teach them to read and teach them about people.



    (bows deeply, gives finger, shuffles away from thread)

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    ^ Why do you think that this is the only 10 minutes they're getting?

    Never mind. Mods feel free to remove the off topic stuff. Thank you.

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    10 countries and their most famous export.
    Titanic.
    Comets, asteroids and Theia that formed the Moon.
    Famous bridges around the World.
    Whales, size facts about the blue whale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auroria
    Why do you think that this is the only 10 minutes they're getting?
    Quote Originally Posted by Auroria
    This is just for a quick daily 10-15 minute general knowledge injection
    added to list: reading skills

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    That's a different part of the day dedicated to...... reading skills.

    Your trolling isn't needed here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    10 countries and their most famous export.
    Titanic.
    Comets, asteroids and Theia that formed the Moon.
    Famous bridges around the World.
    Whales, size facts about the blue whale.
    Fantastic.

    42.

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    why do you think this is trolling? ive been an educator in various contexts for 20 years.

    reduce the number to 20. 1 day learning the tidbit and 4 days discovering it.

    Seeds
    day 1: into and factoids (this is the "wow" stage...getting interest)
    day 2: inside the seed (pics and diagrams)
    day 3: how they germinate (steps to show how it grows)
    day 4: practice and doing it (get a seed and get going)
    day 5: what to expect and drawing pictures


    ...do this with other topics. introduce it and synthesize it. discover it. work with it. THAT'S the learning.

    all these topics is doing nothing but wasting your time researching new things and grinding over how to reduce it and present it.

    not trolling, but specifically right on topic. and i wont charge you for the advice. you're welcome.

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    maybe youtube links to small vids on the topics - then dload them with youtubedownloaderHD

    binary logic

    earthquakes

    tsunami

    volcanoes

    lemurs

    BDSM

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