Tuesday, February 2, 2010

That's why they call it "social studies"

People who are familiar with autism diagnostics should be forgiven if they confuse this social studies assignment with a diagnostic test for autism.

Then again, I, too, was baffled by the picture, and I don't consider myself particularly far out on the autistic spectrum.


Anonymous said...

I would have no idea what to write...and I'm a middle aged adult.

Deirdre Mundy said...

Hmm.. I see something on the ground between the arguing people that looks like a tiny radar dish. And there's that weird explosion in the sky....

My guess is that it has something to do with Aliens. And whether to tell the two kids playing happily about the impending invasion, or whether they have to wait for more evidence.

But I used to get in trouble on these sorts of assignments-- apparently the teachers wanted answers like "She wants to play, and he says only boys can play. So she gets a lawyer and sues under title IX and the boys' soccer team gets canned because the school can't afford to add another women's sport."

Honestly, this blog regularly remonds me why we homeschool. Though I might ask my daughter what she thinks of the picture-- I'm sure it will be entertaining! :)

lgm said...

LOL. Wonder how this is graded...form or substance or both.

Miss Bossy said "Give me that basketball. The coach said never kick basketballs and I don't want lunch detention." The boys are responding as boys will :+).