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Good Times- anytime you meet a payment…

The TV show from the 1970s “Good Times” is more relevant today than people know. I want to just touch on two of them. I use this show to teach urban life in the 1970s. I also use the amazing theme song by Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

The theme song is one of the most touching poems ever written. It will never be on a standardized reading test because too many poor kids would relate to it.

“Just lookin’ out of the window, watchin’ the asphalt grow.
Thinkin’ how it all looks hand-me-down.”

If you do not know this poem/song- let your kids experience it. Many of them live it.

There is also an episode that exposes the use of so called “IQ” tests and suggests kids take the BITCH-100- Black Aptitude test. Let’s see how the scores suddenly invert as far as races go.

Am I the only one using “Good Times” as a curriculum? Probably not. It is a whole lot better than Common Core.


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