Baby, was, I believe, in 3rd Grade upon Life Magazine's Spread on the Cuban Missile Crisis. Of course, a baby could not understand, but Baby paid attention! Play COMBAT. Pay attention to those AIR RAID drills in school. They were preparing to deport the children, if absolutely necessary...for the future. That was President Kennedy's idea. There was almost Nuclear War.
Baby's 3rd grade teacher, at Abraham Lincoln School, was Miss Simon. And whatever Simon Said, Baby did. But surprisingly, the most critical thing Miss Simon taught was singing. Everyday. "The King and I," - "Whenever I Feel Afraid," and "Getting to Know You." But then Miss Simon said, "Remember, You are in the Land of Opportunity." But Baby thought, "If NOTHING, an Opportunity for What?" Miss Simon answered, "The Opportunity to be Free...you should Take Advantage."
"But HOW?" Baby inquired, shivering in her shoes.
"Do what you gotta do, without a doubt, but then, if you do what you gotta do you will discover you have SPARE ["FREE"] time. That is also a freedom. In your SPARE time, do anything you gotta do to at least smile and be happy...just don't hurt any other living thing if ever you can avoid it. In the United States of America, You are Free to be You, just like I am free to be me, as long as you don't hurt anyTHING or ANY BODY else."