Monday, August 16, 2010

Subjects That Should Be Required in School

I've written before on certain subjects that should be required in elementary school. Since then, the list has expanded. Operating strictly from memory and with some additions, the list is:
  1. Logic
  2. Etiquette
  3. Leadership (and then make them lead)
  4. Economics
  5. Industrial Arts
  6. Cooking
  7. Map Reading
  8. First Aid
  9. Self-Defense
  10. Decision Making.

Any others?


Anonymous said...

Personal finance.

Michael Wade said...

Great idea!


E said...

Boundary setting.
Goal setting.
Responsibility - owning up to your actions and how you can improve upon them.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a strong overlap with the traditional Boy Scouts, which may have had more value (indoctrination aside) that first given credit for.

Reka-Zsuzsanna said...

Teach them how to survive. i.e. if all currencies ceased tomorrow (or one lost their job for that matter) how would you put food on the table?
For example fishing, hunting, cooking (which is already on the list), etc.

CincyCat said...

11. Reading Comprehension

I also agree with the Personal Finance suggestion. I took Math of Finance as a subject in college and I immediately thought that it should have been required in high school.