By Frits van Oostrom

Many imagine they understand the legends in the back of tulipmania and the legacy of the Dutch East India Tea corporation, yet what easy wisdom of Dutch heritage and tradition could be handed directly to destiny generations? A Key to Dutch heritage and its ensuing evaluation of old highlights, assembled by way of a couple of experts in session with the Dutch normal public, offers a thought-provoking and well timed answer.  The democratic strategy at the back of the amount is similar to the way the Netherlands has succeeded for hundreds of years at collective craftsmanship, and says as a lot in regards to the Netherlands as does the result of the evaluations voiced.

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The canon also contains a number of windows that offer a direct view of some of the most vital cultural heritage in the Netherlands: megaliths, the Ridderzaal [Hall of Knights], the Amsterdam canal ring, the Blaeu Atlas and country mansions, as well as the various churches built both before and after the sixteenth century iconoclasts. Assess how creative subjects such as Culture and the Arts (CKV) can be anchored even more firmly in the design, in terms of both content and didactics – Ministry of OCW RECOMMENDATION 6 Man and society According to attainment target 38, pupils must be taught about “the essentials of the various religions that play an important role in Dutch multicultural society”.

Nu is to be launched means the site is primarily aimed at teachers who will hopefully want to start using the canon very soon. A major priority is to start expanding the content as soon as possible. This will allow the site to evolve into a resource for all users of the canon, that is interested parties from outside and all those involved in education, including pupils. If we gaze into the future, it is possible to imagine children using the chart of fifty as a touch screen on their table tops.

48 We feel we must state our objection to the name and dating of one of the ten time periods, namely the “Age of monks and knights “, spanning from 500 to 1000. This is a (previously identified, but never corrected) flaw in the – otherwise excellent – design by the De Rooy Committee. There were no knights in Europe prior to the year 1000. Medieval Studies places the genesis of knighthood somewhere during the eleventh century. ) or the designation. 49 See the study by Wagenaar & Van der Schoot 2004, p.

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