Education: The Arkitects

The rains were light in Northern California when the creative writing class of Willits High School selected its group project. Nevertheless, it decided to re-create Noah's ark complete with animals. The students exercised their writing abilities in letters soliciting help for the project. (All were signed Noah Lamechson, Noah being, of course, the son of Lamech.) Eventually they put together a 21-page booklet recounting their experiences. Entitled You Can't Build an Ark in Mendocino County, it shows that the class learned at least one lesson: if Noah were around today, chances are he would drown in red tape.

Among the students' frustrations:

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