Thursday, December 16, 2004

What should you have known in 3rd grade?

Seth Godin starts off a list of 1,000 teachable things that every 3rd-grader should know.  Some highlights include:

  • How to type.
  • How to speak in front of a group.
  • How to write clear prose that other people actually want to read.
  • The 15,000 most common English words.
  • Conversational Spanish.
  • How to handle big changes, with grace.
  • How to run a small business.
  • How to sell.

How different is the list from a list that your parents would have made?  Even more important: how different of a list is this from what a 16-year old would make?

Somebody has to have started a Wiki for this -- let me know where it is and I'll link to it for you.

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