Things that seem weird to teach kids today
– Cursive writing
– Reading an analog clock
Cursive was designed to reduce ink splatter from quil pens. This is no longer a problem, so I’m not sure why kids should learn to write English in two different ways:🤔🤔
Circular clocks were simplest way to keep time with the stored energy from a wound up spring. This is no longer a problem.
Your phone, your watch, your computer….can all tell time with digital layouts:
These can still be “fun and interesting” things to teach children, but they are outdated and shouldn’t be required (in my opinion).
Seems like that brain space could be better applied to more modern problems!