I know I’m old-fashioned. I was a teacher all my life. A TEACHER, NOT A ‘FACILITATOR’!
I believe kids should learn their times-tables and manage a sum or two without calculators. I believe the best teachers inspire their students with their own enthusiasm and the ability to offer the essence of a thing – not ‘facilitate’ some poor kid to thrash around the fetid ponds of knowledge as it exists on the Internet/Wikipedia.
I’ve seen some critical comment on this BBC educational video. It shows a Roman family in Britannia as ‘black’. It’s pushing an agenda.
THAT is not the shocking thing to me.
My question is – “What do you actually visually LEARN from this video?”
It’s ugly, vapid and silly. Romans were black. They built a wall and towns. They taxed people to pay for it. Woman didn’t join the army. (That’s not FAIR!) And they had slaves. Visually, it teaches nothing about Roman walls, forts, interiors, stadia nor temples. Here – watch this and tell me what you think.
PS – I’m a HISTORY major. I give this video a FF.
Shame on you BBC!