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Campus Question – December 8, 2012

December 8, 2012

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Campus Question – December 8, 2012

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The Telegraph reports that a new school curriculum affecting 46 of 50 states will require 70% of high school reading to be non-fiction, writing “Books such as J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye and Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird will be replaced by ‘informational texts’ approved by the Common Core State Standards.” The Telegraph also reports rising panic about the December 21st Mayacalypse. Which books should be shelved in a well-stocked doomsday bunker?

  • NCrissieB
  • NCrissieB

    Given the level of pending Armagedoom, I put To Catch a Mockingbird and The Invasive Plant Insulation Guide at the top of my list. The Squirrel added The Compleat Macadamia and the Professor of Astrology Janitor insists on Keeping a Clean Bunker. Chef looked up from a Donald E. Westlake comic mystery to say she’ll continue to find recipes online, as she doesn’t believe any of this hooey.

  • Oy. Admittedly, I didn’t really appreciate Shakespeare until long after high school, but I’m glad it was a part of our curriculum. However, if I were going to stock a bunker, I’d make sure I had a set of the Foxfire books. 😉

  • addisnana

    Books for a well stocked Doomsday shelter…hmmm. “Smoke Signals for Dummies” so I can replace my missing internet would be one. Maybe something by Euell Gibbons like “Stalking the Wild Asparagus” because if I survive, I’ll have to eat or I could just head for gardener’s. 🙂 On the other hand, gardener probably has 100’s of friends who live closer who already have this in mind.

    Maybe I’ll just stock up on chocolate and maybe get a small bottle of Scotch and celebrate the not end of the world.

  • Jim W