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When Zombies Attack … (Part 2)

April 13, 2013

In my previous post, I referred to issues of using guns in response to real zombie attacks – so other solutions:

How to survive a zombie apocalypse? Learn geography” by Gabriel Spitzer

I personally received my copy of this geography book (by David Hunter) and it’s impressive (Recall earlier zombielaw post about this Middle School Geography Zombies project during its funding). I will post a fuller review of the book when I have more time to review it. Most impressive is his idea to create a whole series of these books in options for myriad different connections of curriculum to student interests:

“My ultimate dream would be that teachers might say, ‘We’re all going to learn this concept. How do you want to learn it?’ And there’s a menu of ways to choose: I want to learn it in zombies, I want to learn it in skateboarding, I want to learn it in fashion design. I mean, that’s kind of what the real world is like. Everyone’s doing something but in different ways.”

But back to geography, really it can be an important skill for zombie survival – See this incredibly touching short film (posted two month ago) entitled “Cargo”, a Tropfest Australia 2013 Finalist, it’s a very emotionally powerful film:

The brilliance of a well-designed idea makes the zombie a hero. The man designs a programming utility for his zombie form. He does this with maps, geography, and engineering. Also it shows that zombies can be useful tools? (and perhaps particularly for parenting? – “walking dad”)

Note also a Professor Gibbs of UNMC with similar advice to what I also wrote yesterday: (See University of Nebraska Gateway News:“What to do when zombies attack” by Bill Stanton)

If faced with a zombie apocalypse, think rationally, Gibbs said. “Before you kill a zombie,” he said, “ask yourself, how likely is this? Stop and think before you start hitting your victim with a golf club.”

And, You might be a zombie!!! #youmightbeaterrorist

Are you a zombie? A guide to checking for open DNS resolvers by Neil J. Rubenking in ITProPortal, with the best advice in quote from Matthew Prince, CEO of CloudFlare:

don’t get a false sense of security or panic about [your] neighbour’s open resolver

Except sometimes there are issues that are still unacceptable (?) For example, ZombieLaw has written about teacher creativity and society fears about it. But then again, maybe sometimes it’s scary -See LATimes: “English assignment using Nazi propaganda embarrasses Albany, N.Y.” by Michael Muskal, citing TimesUnion: “School apologizes for ‘Nazi’ writing assignment” by Scott Waldman.

Sometimes provocative ideas even with good curriculum design are still inappropriate topics… ? Free speech has never been as free as it pretends and even lesso in the classroom. See related Yahoo:”Dad Furious After Finding This Crayon-Written Paper in Florida 4th-Grader’s Backpack: ‘I Am Willing to Give Up Some of My Constitutional Rights…to Be Safer’” by Madeleine Morgenstern at The Blaze – a statement that seems to have always been true regardless of how abhorrent it seems.

Nazi is off-limits because we must preserve the purity of the essence – we are not them. Except what if we are no better? Can we finally learn to understand that evil is not so black and white? Propaganda and habit make zombies of us all and freedom may be an illusion created by highly constrained behaviors. (Like a puppet on strings)

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