On the loss of cursive writing and analog clocks, a Facebook friend remarked “Life moves forward and it’s no big deal. We no longer use sun dials.” It actually is a HUGE deal when we lose analytical skills that are easy to teach. Those skills teach us to extrapolate correct answers to complex questions. They help us understand increments and how one thing ties to another, how things are “related.” All our societal woes can be tied to not understanding how everything is related. There are entire generations who were not taught to analyze data so they can’t spot or decipher clues, they mistake historical references and fight wars over it, not knowing they don’t understand.
I know how to read a sundial and make one because I camp. Knowing primitive methods help us understand and decipher a myriad of terms, topics and references. I don’t have conversations in Latin with anyone but having learned Latin helped me to know the root of new words so I could comprehend communication. It’s a big deal when we lose analytical skills that are easy to teach.
Those skills teach us to extrapolate correct answers to complex questions. I know how to read a sundial. Knowing primitive methods are helpful in understanding.
Cursive writing engages both hemispheres of the brain and aids in reading comprehension, idea generation, spelling, brain development and memory. Knowing how to read cursive gives you the skills to help you unlock a wealth of historical knowledge, connect with past generations and to preserve the history of our nation. Otherwise you’re always at the mercy of depending on someone else to tell you what’s true.
Here’s a 2 min vid on how to tell time on an analog clock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5gXD70Fubc