>teacher calls Alexander the Great "the Kanye of his time"
>teacher compares what we learn to last night's episode of Game of Thrones
>fucking hell I have to get a good quality evaluation
>these little shits will rank me on off-university sites
>I want that fucking promotion
>what was I watching last night
>while smoking cones with Geoff to come down from being grilled over teaching performance
So just like last night in Game of Thrones...
>english literature class
>i tell the teacher im going to do my essay on ivanhoe
>"oh is that the book thats sort of like game of thrones?"
>she screams out OH GOD YES
>try to ignore it for a few seconds, but then I slow down and gather my wits after thinking about it for a little while, before pulling a face like 'not this fucking notion again' and going '...really?...you actually believe in god? where the fuck do I even begin with this shit?'
>EY YO EY YO HOL UP HOL UP
>SO THEY WUZ THESE PECKAWOODS WHO WALKED AROUN NEKKID AN THEY B THROWIN DISCS ROUND LIKE SUM NIGGA THROWS AROUND DEM REKKIDS ON DA WHEELS OF STEEL NOWAMSAYIN?
>AN THEY WUZ ALL SLOW AN SHIT AN NIGGAS WUNT ALLOWED TO COMPETE SO THEY WON ERRTHING
>BUT THAT SHIT CHANGED WIF MA NIGGAS DA PERSIANS, THEY WUZ ALL LIKE EY YO, HOL UP, WE NIGGAS GON FUC U UP
>AN DEN DA GREEKS, WHO R DA HONKEY PECKAWOODS, THEY BE OPPRESSIN DA PERSIANS, BUT DA PERSIANS ACTUALLY WON COS DEY USED DAT BLACK EGYPTAIN SPACE MAGIC DAT MA NIGGA SUN RA USED
>BUT DEN DA PO-LEES CAME AN SHUT DAT SHIT DOWN AN DA PERSIANS WEN BACK TO AFRICA, AN DEY WUZ OPPRESSED UNTIL WE NIGGA GOT BACK TOGETHER AN MLK AN MALCOLM X FORMED DA POSSE AGAIN
>watching crash course history
Johannesburg Gutenberg did invent the printing press.
The Chinese had an earlier version of said press using movable type but it certainly is a stretch to call it a printing press.
The first printing press that we can actually call a legitimate printing press was the one developed by Gutenberg.
>Jesus possesses no historicity
Neither does Socrates yet he mentioned in almost every history class ever.
Jesus does have historical evidence, both Tacitus and Josephus have referred to the "the Christ", an emperor I believe received a letter from the province concerning the trial of "king of the Jews".
Nothing wrong with that. Stupid soap-opera writing aside, it offers an accessible view of feudalism which is tough for people born and raised in nation-states to get their minds around.
>Neither does Socrates yet he mentioned in almost every history class ever.
I've never mentioned Socrates in any of the post 1688 courses I teach.
Socrates was never mentioned in any of the undergraduate history courses I took.
>mandatory US history class
>we skipped all the wars that happened to focus on social changes
>first essay was on Spanish Mestisos in South America and on effects of colonization
>second on Thomas Jefferson
>third on Malcolm X and MLK
>we skipped World Wars entirely to instead talk about Gandhi
>I'm procrastinating instead of writing that shitty deadline
>[spoiler]I live in Eastern Europe[/spoiler]
>[spoiler]I can't relate to the topic at all because my country had no hand in colonialism[/spoiler]
>[spoiler]I didn't enjoy the Spike Lee film I was supposed to watch for research[/spoiler]
Thing is, I figure that an US history course that begins with research on the Latino people in Central-South America and then it's all about the racial conflicts and slavery.
Of all the Founding Fathers we wrote about, we wrote about Jefferson, the one guy whose biggest controversy right now is the way he treated slaves and what he wrote in the constitution about all free people.
Now it's Malcolm X, and our primary source is The Autobiography of Malcolm X and the Spike Lee movie adaptation.
Like I said, I'm in Eastern Europe, I could at least get some sort of perspective on the so called Yalta betrayal or something. Or the whole thing about the nukes and occupation of Japan. Or America as a world policeman. Or something.
I'm too casual of a history hobbyist to tell my teacher that she's doing a bad job or something; I'm mostly kinda venting, the topics haven't been that interesting to deal with. Sorry for the blog post.
>go to community college
>take Survey of American History
>first day professor says the pilgrims came to Virginia
>correct her and say Plymouth, MA
>she says that is wrong and everyone (90+ students) start laughing at me
Jesus Christ, worst way to start for my first History course. The only good thing I can say is she no longer is a professor, don't know the reason why, and I found a better professor. He was a former marine and loved to laugh at uneducated plebs.
my history teacher knew more than most but didn't take the time to research things fully and took stuff from reddit
he showed us this image as a part of images to show racism throughout american society up to the current day.
he taught me a lot but I wish he wasn't such a redditor about everything.
>Topic is American Civil War
>While studying slavery always have someone set their ringtone to 'Slave to love'
>Repeat every single day occasionally taking a break to lull the teacher into a false sense of security before going back to normal
They key to it all was having a different person each day
While admittedly annoying, teaching history on any level but university is hell simply because of having to make it relatable for little shits who have zero interest in it.
Though I do feel like some of the fault is in the curriculum for often centering on dates and names rather than context.
It depends on the state honestly. I am a high school history teacher in PA and and education degree in our state is notoriously one of the most rigorous. Other states I've heard all you need is a pulse
>skip wars entiely to focus on social shit.
I live in the u.s. and they did that as well. There was maybe 3 paragraphs on the entire korean war but we were taught everything abouts womens suffrage.
>Running course on US social history in the 1960s 1970s 1980s.
>Think I'm hip.
>Think I'm with it.
>Put a mix tape in the cassette player in the lecture theatre.
>Load up the powerpoint of text only dot points.
>It ain't me starts playing.
>history of mathematics class
>prof says the Pythagoreans did nothing wrong