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Historia magistra vitae: History is the teacher of life. Workshops for Elementary/Middle School Teachers in Pittsburgh, PA

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ad for summer events pittsburgh 09.pdf EXCELLENCE THROUGH CLASSICS (a standing committee of THE AMERICAN CLASSICAL LEAGUE) is proud to announce A WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS at the elementary and middle school levels:
Historia magistra vitae: History is the teacher of life. Making Classical Connections Across the Curriculum in Pittsburgh, PA
JULY 22 - JULY 24, 2009 - PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA These events are in conjunction with the 20th anniversary celebration of Excellence Through Classics: Elementary/Middle Levels and are a collaboration with local, state, national, and international organizations including the Amercian Classical League, Pennsylvania Classical Association, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Wayne State University Press, and the Primary Latin Project of the UK. Elementary and Middle School teachers will learn creative ways to bring the ancient past into the present through history, culture, language, art, food fashion, and technology.
No previous background in Classics is required. Certificates of attendance will be issued and ACT 48 Credits will be provided for PA Teachers.
WEDNESDAY - July 22, 2009 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM TOUR, TEA with lunch, & CLASSICS TALK Following a tour, and tea with lunch, our Guest speaker Barbara Bell, Director of the Primary Latin Project in the UK and author of Minimus: Starting Out In Latin and Minimus Secundus will speak briefly about tea customs in the UK and will present a Classics talk in the Gilfillan Farmhouse at 1950 Washington Road, (Upper St. Clair) Pittsburgh, PA 15241. Built circa 1857 in the Greek Revival Gothic Architectural style, the Gilfillan Farmhouse is an historic landmark.
THURSDAY - July 23, 2009 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM THE MUSEUM AS A MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESOURCE Includes multiple presenters in collaboration with the Carnegie Museum of Art at 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Highlights will include a
Minimus:Starting Out in Latin training session for teachers by Barbara Bell; a Fashion Show of ancient costume by Norma Goldman, a scholar in ancient costuming and Pittsburgh native; Hands On Technology and Archaeology with Andrew Reinhard of Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers; and Art, Mythology, and Ancient Coins by Zee Ann Poerio of Excellence Through Classics. (Includes a themed Roman lunch in Museum Cafe.)
FRIDAY - July 24, 2009 9:00 - 2:00 PM CLASSICS WORKSHOP & BOOK FAIR Book talks by Barbara Bell, Norma Goldman, and James R. Clifford, Jr.; Interactive technology presentations and classroom activities by Andrew Reinhard and Zee Ann Poerio; and Ancient Roman military exhibit by George Metz (Gallio Velius Marsallas) of Legion XXIV at the Barnes & Noble at 301 South Hills Village Mall, Pittsburgh, PA 15241 (Includes boxed lunch.) Participants will receive free resources, giveaways, lesson ideas, and be eligible for door prizes at each event. Please visit the ETC website for updates and complete list of speakers at www.etclassics.org. Contact Zee Ann Poerio, at: zee.poerio@gmail.com for more information or to request a registration form. Registration is $25.00 for each event. Please register before June 30th. There is limited registration for each event.

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