Every since I learned that the current school curriculum was specifically designed to give limited general information on everything (useless to most) so the powers to be could maintain a high number of factory workers, frie cooks, and shelf stocker I've been determined to come up with something better. So I did:
The New School Curriculum
1st period: Physical Training
55 minutes: 8:00 to 8:55
-Military style training and team exercises
-Bright and early start. Get the juices flowing
-Build team and leadership skills
-Build physical stamina increase health
-Hand to hand combat training (plus anti melee weapons in high school)
-Includes some legal info physical activities
2nd period: Health and Medical training
30 minutes: 9:00 to 9:30
-1st aid training (plus legal)
-Self health knowledge (the more we know the harder we’ll work to maintain our bodies)
3rd Period: Educate, and Parenting, and History
55 minutes: 9:30 to 10:25 (same classroom)
-Educate lessons - Some English/Language lessons incorporated
-How to treat others and the effects
-PASE system, etc.
-Parenting 101 (giving a reverse look at how parents see situation giving a better understanding.
-Life lessons and reduced friction at home
-Includes some legal lesson in self behavior and parenting
-Some history (so it doesn't repeat itself)
4th period: Math and Finances
55 minutes: 10:30 to 11:25
-Normal math lessons
-Basic business finances backed with history lesson in finances
-Includes some legal lessons in finance
5th Period: Nap time and Lunch
55 minutes: 11:30 to 12:25
6th Period: Thoughts
45 minutes:12:30 to 1:15
-Why we think the way we do
-Thoughts become things
-Science / Quantum Physics
7th Period: Meditation
35 minutes: 1:20 to 1:55
-Follow Thoughts class with meditation like following a mechanics class with working on a class
8th Period: Elective
45 minutes: 2:00 to 2:45
-ie. Spanish, Music, Dance,
9th Period: Chosen Profession
55 minutes: 2:50 to 3:50
-Can be change up to 10 days in and at the halfway point
-Can be changed as many times as necessary
-A student who chooses the medical field and stays in from 5th grade through 9th grade will enter his freshman year as a level 5 medical student.
-A student who switches all the way through to their senior year will graduate without a level.
-The 1st 10 days of a career will spell out completely what is involved in the learning process.
-Doctors will know what to math and science to expect to learn within those 10 days.
Now I realize that things like Science are missing. But I've lived a more eventful life then most people and I can't think of a single time that knowing what Endoplasmic Reticulum is, or anything else about a cell has helped me out. Sure the basics need to be touched on but having it 5 days a week for 12 years is absolutely ridiculous. Especially when I knew I wasn't going to be a scientist. Knowing our bodies and the way it will respond to physical and/or mental trauma is way more important than 99.999% of the things I learned in Science. That last 0.001% was about the human body.
I am pushing for this and am also open to suggestion. "Thoughts" is the most important subject of all in my opinion. Stress is the #1 cause of all illnesses cause it weakens the immune system. I could give you a million reasons why "Thoughts" class is the most important but that alone should have you convinced.
Let me know what you think or if you have any suggestions.