Please tell me the point to my 10th grader’s assignment today in Sociology class.
The class was told that a bomb was coming and they had to go underground into a bunker. The problem was it could only hold 7 people and there were 10. Ten different types of people and you had to decide which 3 you were going to leave behind.
Plus the teacher said that the idea would be for those 7 people to repopulate the earth.
Well one of the ladies the teacher described in the group of 10 was a lady that couldn’t bear children. It turns out no one in the class chose to take her into the bunker. She was one of the 3 not chosen. There also was a old lady not chosen.
The teacher told them that their answers proved that people today still thought less of women that couldn’t bear children and didn’t value them as highly.
The class was confused and I am as well, for she told them that the 7 people chosen had to repopulate the earth.
What are schools teaching our children? Was their really a point to this lesson? I am having trouble seeing it. I remember doing something similar in HS but can’t remember the details or remember what the point of it was.
Do you remember being asked this type of question or something similar when you were in school?
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