Category: General Classics

Award for Excellence in Teaching

The Society for Classical Studies is announcing an award for K-12 teachers given annually by the Society for Classical Studies: the Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Precollegiate level. The nomination requirements have recently been simplified and the value of the award increased: $500.00 (cash), $200.00 (materials budeget), and plane fare plus two nights in the conference hotel at… Read more →

AP Latin at Taft

Along with her offerings at St. Joseph’s in Standish, Maine, Jill Crooker is offering two courses at Taft School in Connecticut. See below for the descriptions, and learn more from Taft’s own website. Basics of Teaching the AP Latin course – July 8-13 Some of the questions on the Facebook AP Latin Teachers site during the past year were: how to… Read more →

Sailing on the Wine-Dark Sea of Greek History by Mary Papoutsy

Mary Papoutsy, Maine Classical Association alum, will be giving a talk at the University of Southern Maine on Thursday, March 22, at 7 pm, titled “Genealogical Sleuthing in Greece: Sailing on the Wind-Dark Sea of Greek History”. According to the spring newsletter from the Hellenic Society of Maine, “Mary Papoutsy will discuss the American sources of information needed to launch… Read more →

Maine JCL in the News

The Maine JCL made the Portland Press Herald this past weekend, albeit with the sad news that Chevrus is cutting its Latin program (in favor of putting kids in front of a computer?). Personal comment: low Latin enrollment is not a sign of education evolution. There are plenty of healthy, strong programs that are evolving with education, like Gardiner, Sacopee Valley,… Read more →