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ES-281190-21

Valencia Community College (Orlando, FL 32811-2302)
Julie Montione (Project Director: March 2021 to present)
Timeless Parallels: Classical Literature and Veteran Experiences

A three-week, hybrid institute on veterans’ issues and experiences in classical literature for 25 high school teachers, aimed those teaching Latin, JROTC, and English.

Reading texts in translation that are thousands of years old is challenging. Students are not always able to bridge the gaps of space and time and appreciate the value of Classical works. However, with appropriate context and tools, today’s students can experience these texts for what they are: timeless works that are just as relevant today as when they were composed. This institute is designed to provide the necessary context to consider veteran issues and experiences that have remained the same for centuries. We have developed a Level I project for teachers of grades 9-12, for 25 participants for three weeks, two weeks of residential study with two days of virtual orientation before meeting, and a virtual conclusion. This program will run in July 2022 at the Hill School in Pennsylvania. The target audience is Latin teachers, JROTC faculty, and English teachers. This program is grounded around veteran issues, many of which remained essentially the same for thousands of years.

Project fields:
Classical Literature

Program:
Institutes for K-12 Educators

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$200,000 (approved)
$200,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2021 – 12/31/2022