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Short history of handwriting

Cursive handwriting occupies a special position among the forms of handwriting due to its rapid and fluid motion. The history of handwriting is explained on the basis of historical Gothic script, Sütterlin script and the GDR "Schulausgangsschrift".

Activity: Test your handwriting by copying a model text using a quill and steel nib on tracing paper or writing using a stylus on slates.

Age: from class five

Curriculum link: Art, history

Information and reservation:

Phone: +49 341 2271-324

Last update: 23.6.2017

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