Some people call this being "politically correct" because it is sensitive to the feelings of others. But we feel that the use of CE and BCE is the decent and considerate thing to do.” - "CE/BCE" or "AD/BC" dating notation “Jews do not generally use the words "A. C." to refer to the years on the Gregorian calendar. D." means "the year of our L-rd," and we do not believe Jesus is the L-rd. Copyright (c) 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society.
The problems of understanding BC, AD and centuries – is 1560 in the fifteenth or sixteenth century? Like so many other aspects of history, many pupils understand these ideas much more readily and effectively if you can transform these concepts from ethereal words or written exercises into something more concrete, involving physical representation of centuries etc. It’s a simple idea, using your pupils to build up a physical timeline, and it can be repeated quickly and easily, which is vital for consolidating the ideas.
The purpose of this article is to highlight some of the reasons others give for using those terms.
For example, 400 BCE is the same as 400 BC, and 2011 CE is the same as 2011 AD.There is another less frequent meaning in use for the “C” in the new BCE and CE designations, in that the “C” stands for “Current,” the implication being that there is yet another era still to come.Doing something like this once gets most students started along the path to understanding but repetition is vital to reinforce the ideas.All through KS3, for example, don’t forget to keep asking ‘which century was 1851? Top of the page A formatted version of this activity should print from your browser (omitting this support section).Leave a sizeable gap between the 2 BC students and the three AD students.
Each of the 5 students represents a century and holds a large sheet of paper.
But remember this is for adding years to a BC date that will result in an AD year.
NOTE: I do not support useing BCE and CE in place of BC and AD.
Many Christians do not like either of these changes, but they can, of course, interpret the letter “C” in the BCE and CE designations as referring to “Christian” or “Christ’s” without taking offense in what many see as an attempt to delegitimize or eliminate Christ from the calendar.
Number of Years is how many years one wants to traverse across time to reach from an AD Date to a BC Date.
Forcing a Hindu, for example, to use AD and BC might be seen by some as coercing them to acknowledge the supremacy of the Christian God and of the recognition of Jesus Christ as The Messiah. Therefore, be it RESOLVED, That the messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention, meeting in Orlando, Florida, June 13-14, 2000 A.