"SUMMER SLUMP SURVIVAL GUIDE"
1. GEOGRAPHY...If you travel this summer, that too can be a learning experience. For example, at some point during your journey, you likely look at a map. To do this, you must understand north, south, east and west. Mathematically, you should also experience the relationship between speed of travel (e.g., 65 miles-per-hour), distance and timing. If you travel inter-state, then you study the geography of the United States. If your journeys take you internationally, then this is more than a geographic experience.
2. LANGUAGE...Traveling to another country may require developing the knowledge of how to say HELLO and GOODBYE, how to ask a cab driver for a quote for the cost of a trip, as well as many other details.
3. TELEVISION...When you are at home, you may find yourself watching television. Although it has been called the IDIOT BOX, it can be as intelligent as you want it to be. If you need to develop your spelling abilities, consider watching Wheel of Fortune. You can also use this show to develop your mathematical skills. Double-check the game show's calculations and see if your results are identical. For example, if a person spins the wheel and lands on $300, then correctly guesses a letter in the puzzle which appears five times, and then follows this activity with the purchase of two vowels at $250/each, what is the final result?
4. DVDS...While you are at home, take your favorite movie, and view the translated version. This should develop your foreign language skills.
5. HAVE FUN...You always need to study books and people. Playing games with your friends, such as baseball, is a great way to develop your social skills.