INTRODUCTION

 

versión española

 

This web that you are visiting now is the result of an educative project called “The Roman Heritage in Aragon in the classroom through the new technologies and internet”, made by Dr. Roberto Lérida Lafarga, Greek teacher in a secondary school, in collaboration and supervision by the Dr. Pilar Rivero Gracia, Professor in the Department of Didactic of the Social Sciences in the Faculty of Education Sciences at the University of Zaragoza (Spain) (http://www.unizar.es/departamentos/didacticalchs/index.html) and member of the researching group URBS  (http://grupourbs.unizar.es).

This project, interdepartmental –it includes subjects like Classics, Social Sciences, Latin and Greek- and transeducational –in it there is collaboration between teachers in the secondary school and professors at the university-, is justified because, in general, the Classics teachers are not a large group, they are often alone in their respective schools, while the Social Sciences teachers have hardly in their curricula contents and subjects related to the ancient world. 

 

 

 

 

 

On the other hand, classical languages, archaeology and, in general, all the things related to the Antiquity seem to be something closed, hold up subjects with an finite goal and aim in the time and in the space.  At the same time the evolution in the new technologies reaches too to the educative field and there are only few –generally speaking- materials in internet or in new technological supports related to our subjects.  In addition, the educative changes and the new Aragonese curricula compel us to make a change in the contents and in the ways of approaching the process of teaching-learning in our subject.  Finally, the globalization has reached to the educative field and through it a new educative way is the bilingualism and the international projects of educative collaboration and cooperation along Europe; in this context such a material and such a web must be available to a large number of students, so most of the web and its material is offered in Spanish and English version.  These and other reasons projects about the ancient world in general and in particular about the ancient world in Aragon are scarce, so in some way our project try to palliate the actual deficiencies.

 

 

 

If you explore our web you will find a photographical travel through the archaeological ruins that Romans left in Aragon; a thematical travel through the most important aspects of the Roman culture from this archaeological remains; literary and historical sources on the ancient world; maps; interesting links to other web; a blog where you can collaborate and give your opinion; and, finally, educative material with activities to do, learn and study.

 

 

 

Nevertheless, although the whole project is an educative experience, the web is an open window for those interested in learning about some aspects of the ancient history of Rome and its remains in a concrete area, Aragon.