the end of the trade…
would you teach music students without them ever hearing music?
would you teach chefs by having them study recipes; read knife catalogs; discuss sales brochures from 1912; convert units of measurment — but never taste food?
why teach art that way — don’t let them learn on the edge of the dead road of the Photography Forums. What they will learn is trivial — and you will have to work harder to get them into an open learning mind.
If you need to teach view camera, or film processing, then teach it. Do not refer your creative minded photography students to the online forums. Bad habits are never broken, but bad habits do break the visual mind