TikTokeurs lock themselves in “In the Manor” to pass on their knowledge

TikTok followers know them by their nicknames: WonderWomath, Mr Rêveur, TimThc, Athéna Sol, Monsieurlechat94, Misteraenglish, and YannToutCourt. Between the two of them they have several million subscribers and their videos are widely followed and commented on. In a social network, where it is customary to go from one “reel” to another, they manage to capture the attention of young and old by talking to them about history, French, mathematics, drawings or chemical physics.

Quite difficult topics that manage to popularize without getting tired. Creators of educational content in their spare time, in civil life they are all teachers. And they are all friends in life. It was far from their classrooms that they responded to the call of the String Theory agency, specialized in the creation and dissemination of scientific and educational videos, when they were asked to participate in a fiction called in the mansion. Leaving them the keys to the stage, where everyone can talk about the topic of their choice, while including it in a mysterious story, in a haunted property where the doors are locked, conducted as an escape game.

“They offered us a web series that would mix fiction and disclosure. The exchange of knowledge had to be not a parenthesis but in the narrative history. In the course of the episodes, various disciplines are used. The interest for us was to live a new experience, to imagine and experiment with a new longer format, ”says Yann Bouvier, a living teacher at a secondary school in the Toulouse area.

Distill your knowledge throughout history

They took advantage of the school holidays this summer to shoot. And put your acting skills to the test. In each episode, everyone has to give a bit of their knowledge, just to break the curse of the place. And they have plenty of it. Yann himself has chosen to play the “Terror” card. It’s not about being afraid. More, plutôt l’ambition d’expliquer le fonctionnement du Tribunal révolutionnaire que condamna à mort pas moins de 2,639 persons entre 1793 et ​​1795. In écoutant son explicación, maquette de Playmobil à l’appui, on comprehend vite qu’on a beaucoup d ‘a priori. “I wanted to popularize, awaken critical thinking by deconstructing a certain number of received ideas without boring. Explain that if we go through this court, we do not necessarily end up on the scaffold”, explains who had innovated on Twitter by telling for four years the tragic fate of a soldier of the Great War.

And since knowledge cannot be condensed in a few minutes, the YouTube channel also provides information or sources for those who wish to delve into this period of French history. In episode 3, Tim plays him as a sorcerer’s apprentice. Or rather he uses sympathetic ink to reveal the secrets of the visible and invisible, ultraviolet and electromagnetic waves. And finally, we perfected our knowledge of English in Ireland, thanks to Misteraenglish. Undoubtedly, in the episodes (nine in total) yet to be revealed, humor will be mixed with science and knowledge.

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