Cursive writing is beginning to disappear from the curriculum in public schools. Indiana and Hawaii discontinued teaching it over two years ago, and others are strongly considering it.
It is felt that cursive writing is no longer necessary in today's society, and many schools are leaning toward replacing it with teaching students typing instead. The Common Core State Standards, the benchmark used for standardizing public education in the United States do not require cursive writing be taught.
I want to make sure that I will not be paralyzed, if something happens and we lose all this fine, convenient technology. It's not as crazy as it sounds, and it could happen through an EMP, terrorist attack on the power grid, or grid damage from solar activity. If we lose power, we lose technology.
Not teaching cursive writing to schoolchildren is just another step towards being technology dependent. Not to mention than future generations will be unable to read handwritten documents from the past; little ditties like the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights. If you can't read cursive these iconic documents might as well be written in Chinese.
If you feel, as I do, that children should be taught cursive handwriting, then below is a YouTube video with a complete lesson on how to learn cursive. I have also included a link to a page where you can print out free practice sheets for your children to use while learning.
I hope you find these things helpful and will use them to continue teaching this skill to future generations. I believe it is important.
Have a great day!
Each student is assigned a color for easy organization
Available for 2, 3 or 4 students
PDF digital download
Formatted for a three ring binder
Complete instructions for use