This video, embedded above, was a really cool way to explain evolution. This post isn’t so much about evolution itself as it is, per the title, about teaching methods. I personally find animations such as this one to be a highly effective method of conveying information, especially ones that have the potential for controversy.
Christian Home School organization Wisdom Home School was recently shut down by the Alberta Department of Education for apparent financial irregularities. This is, to me, good news. As many of you know, we homeschool our two oldest kids (3rd goes to play school, might go to public school, 4th is TBD), but we strive for a secular education. We aim to ensure they will be able to compete with other kind devices their age.
I just watched/listened to this video. It was haunting.
I could envision ancient hominids lounging about in a cave, a crackling fire keeping them warm, their freshly killed game slowly cooking over the fire as their resident Bard played music on the finely crafted bone flute to entertain them.