My 8th grader has spent the last three hours working on a "government accordian book". She has used colored paper, glue on letters, stencils, and drawings so far.
As near as I can tell, she hasn't learned a single thing about about the government yet.
I wanted to send a note to her teacher pointing this out, but my wife and my daughter wouldn't let me.
So if by some chance an 8th grade social studies teacher happens to read this, I have a message for them.
Stop wasting my kids time!