Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Classical Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome

My children (Gus, 12 and Ria, 14) are really enjoying this series from the Teaching Company - I've been keeping one ear on it while doing computer work, but haven't had a chance to sit down and watch very much of it myself yet. We had trouble watching the first few lectures with a larger group as there was too much giggling over facial expressions and such. As a family, we've been loving it - he's engaging, passionate about his material and quite the story teller. There is a little bit of mature content (generally pretty delicately handled), but Gus and Ria skipped over a lecture (for now) that was tagged with a warning that it should previewed for children. I really appreciate (and respect) that the company had the forethought to consider that children might watch it and to give parents a heads-up.

3 comments:

Doug van Orsow said...

The descriptions of mount Vesuvius erupting are worth the whole course. Overall I think it was one of the better, more entertaining courses they've made.

You may find my Teaching Company user forum helpful where I review all lectures from their newest courses, and some of the older:

http://teachingcompany.12.forumer.com

enjoy it,

Doug van Orsow
forum admin

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

I own this, but have not watched it yet. Would be interested in knowing what the objectionable material is.

Love2Learn Mom said...

I'll let you know when I get a chance to preview it.