MSM 467: Hey, I got RickRolled!…Me too


Don’t be mad at lazy people. 

  • They didn’t do anything

Are people born with a photographic memory?

  • Or does it take time to develop?

We can’t allow this year to end. 

  • That would be admitting 2021

We’re thinking of getting a new dog. We’re naming it Family or 10 miles. 

  • That way when people ask what I’m doing on the weekend, I can say, “hanging out with Family”. 
  • Or, I’m always picking up after Family
  • Or, I can say that I walk 10 miles three times a day

I was feeling lonely, so I bought some shares of stock. 

  • It’s nice to have some company

Did you hear about the blank playing card? 

  • He showed up at a party without a suit

Middle School Science Minute  

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or

Middle School Science Minute: Social Justice in the Science Classroom

I was recently reading the May, 2020 issue of “Next Gen Navigator,” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association. 

In this issue, I read an article written by Philip Bell, Guest Editor of Next Gen Navigator  The title of the article was “Social Justice in the Science Classroom: Social Justice—Centered Science Teaching and Learning.”

Science education can be used to support more just, sustainable, and culturally thriving futures—especially for those who have historically been and continue to be disenfranchised from science.

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President Obama’s Graduation Speech

President Obama shares a message of optimism with the Class of 2020 as a part of  “Dear Class of 2020,” a virtual commencement to celebrate graduates, their families, and their communities. As uncertain as these times may be, President Obama calls on the Class of 2020 to seize the opportunity to create a new normal, one that is fairer, gives everyone opportunity, treats everyone equally, and builds bridges between people instead of dividing them. 

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What Is White Privilege, Really?

Today, white privilege is often described through the lens of Peggy McIntosh’s groundbreaking essay “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.” Originally published in 1988, the essay helps readers recognize white privilege by making its effects personal and tangible.

White people are also more likely to see positive portrayals of people who look like them on the news, on TV shows and in movies. They are more likely to be treated as individuals, rather than as representatives of (or exceptions to) a stereotyped racial identity. In other words, they are more often humanized and granted the benefit of the doubt.

Last Person to Receive a Civil War Pension Dies

Irene Triplett died last week at the age of 90. She was the last person in America to collect a pension from the Civil War, $73.13 each month from the Department of Veterans Affairs right up until she passed away.

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