Title: Children’s Earning Plan
PURPOSE: The purposes of the plan are to permit children to earn money while learning the Techniques of Research.
The projects are to be in addition to regular school work and may be done at anytime the child sees fit so long as it is within regularly scheduled hours.
Any research technique is acceptable so long as the work is the child’s alone.
Any reference material is acceptable; books (biographies, autobiographies, encyclopedias, bible, dictionary, thesaurus, or other book) magazines of any kind, newspapers or newsletters.
Projects are to be graded by either parent in relation to how advanced the child is.
The prices of the projects are determined by the difficulty of the research, subject material, and the length the parent thinks the project might be.
If a child wishes to tackle a project not on the list, she may discuss it with the parent of her choice and the parent may decide to accept it only if the parent chooses to do so.
Projects will be paid for only if the parent decides the child has done a thorough and excellent job for that child’s ability to do so. If a child should not do a good job, the project will not be paid.
FORMAT: All projects are to be written on notebook paper and should contain: The statement of the project, the girl’s name, and the date the report is turned in.
Spelling WILL count.
PREREQUISITES TO THIS PLAN:
1. define the word “prerequisite,”
2. write a short report on what you understand to be the meaning of the word “Plagiarism.”
TIME: No girl should do more than 2 projects per week (unless you get special permission) in order to prevent pinching the family budget and to prevent injuring school work
3. Three living species of sharks and their very special adaptations to their environments and life style (hammerhead is a must).
4. What is the largest living shark and the smallest living shark. Where are fresh water sharks found?
5. A section on sharks teeth … Do all sharks have teeth? Also discuss the sharks sense of smell.
6. A biological discussion of sharks gills . . . how they differ from fish gills, what happens if the shark stands still for a time?
October 29, 1972