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CLIP 9412

Cutlery

Cutlery
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Key Info
  • Cutlery
  • Duration: 04:45
  • Eon Straddler, time traveller, and his hapless assistant take four short trips back in time to pre-history, through Ancient Greece, Regency England and back to the present time. Wherever they stop, they consider the evolution of cutlery from a tool to 'kill and cut' to a set of instruments that spoke volumes about the prestige of the owner. In a light-hearted and humorous approach, we learn about the contextual and stylistic influences on both the 'look' and function of the objects.
  • Subject:

    Design and Technology

       Topic:

    Design and Make

  • Keywords: knife, fork, spoon, cochlea, prongs, ornate, sets, snail shells, cavemen, prehistoric man, sharp, elaborate, ornate, dinner, food, prediction, Eon Straddler, eonstraddler
Ideas for use in class
  • The pupils would be encouraged to reflect on the historical and cultural context for the design and function of cutlery. They could research these and similar objects through History,Art and Design, Design and Technology or Music topics, or in cross curricular links with Geography and Science.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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