Thursday, August 11, 2005
Wetwang Chariot BBC - History
A beautiful and carefully crafted interative, it certainly has depth of subject. Now, can anyone tell me what is missing?
People! There are no people in this; and arguably no history! Who used it? Who made it? A cart has no values; no moral to the story. If there is a lesson in this long interactive, it ought be the hard work and care that the craftsman put into building this chariot: we ought come away with respect for the dignity of the builder.
We don't; and so this lesson mimics so many bad chapters of current texts. History texts are boring because they too much concern processes and too little regale us of people.
Lets change this in the next generation of learning.