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ES-10025-70

Scripps College (Claremont, CA 91711-3948)
Robert B. Palmer (Project Director: March 1970 to present)

Training Program in Interdisciplinary Study in Classical Humanities and Latin Literature

Summer institute for 35 high school Latin teachers and 30 high school juniors who have not previously been exposed to Latin. Study of the literature, history, philosophy and art of 5th century Athens and Age of Augustus in Rome. ABSTRACT: Summer institute for 35 high school Latin teachers and 30 high school juniors who have not previously been exposed to instruction in Latin. Lecture-discussion course in interdisciplinary study in humanities, deals with literature, history, philosophy and art of 5th century Athens and Age of Augustus in Rome. Teachers address themselves to nature of Latin poetry; high school students learn basic essentials of Latin language. Teachers explore curriculum reform, using experience in interdisciplinary study to develop teaching units and teaching methods to revitalize Latin in the high school. Institutue to result in 1) model of curriculum reform for California; 2) nucleus of teachers capable of carrying on inservice training in Latin and humanities during school year; 3) group of high school students who have been exposed to interdisciplinary training prior to college. Thriving program in classics can only be maintained if taught as part of humanities. Many gifted students passing through high school without any contact with rich heritage of classics. Very read danger that high school curricula will become so "present"-oriented that they will loose sight of important lesson to be learned from mistakes and successes of ancients. Funds for salaries, assistantships, direct and indirect costs.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Institutes for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$36,415 (approved)
$36,415 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/1970 – 9/30/1970