|Classical Conferences and Meetings in 2020|
CANE—Classical Association of New England
March 13–14, 2020
Representative: Donald Sprague
Friday, March 13
"Female Agency and Autonomy and the Inus Trium Liberorum: Revisiting the Women of Augustus' Household"
Judith Hallett, coauthor, A Roman Women Reader: Selections from the Second Century CE
CAMWS—Classical Association of the Middle West and South
116th Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South
March 25–28, 2020
Hyatt Regency Birmingham--The Wynfrey Hotel
at the invitation of Samford University
Representatives: Donald Sprague and Amelia Wallace
Wednesday, March 25
"100 Years Ago: A Brief Look at Three Black Members of CAMWS in 1917"
Michele Valerie Ronnick, William Sanders Scarborough’s First Lessons in Greek: A Facsimile of the First 1881 Edition
Thursday, March 26
10:00 a.m.–11:45 p.m.
"Of Dormice and Men: Women's Party Games at Ars Amatoria 3.749-69"
E. Del Chrol, Latin for the New Millennium Latin recordings
"From the Odyssey to Itaca per sempre to Ithaca Forever"
Thomas J. Sienkewicz coauthor, Vergil: A LEGAMUS Transitional Reader
' "A rare body, a quick mind, a high spirit': Cleopatra in Interwar Fiction"
Gregory Neil Daugherty, coauthor, To Be A Roman
"Oedipus, King of Thebes (Egypt): Re-Orientations by Egyptian Arabic Playwrights"
John H. Starks, Jr., coauthor, Latin Laughs: A Production of Plautus' Poenulus
Friday, March 26
"Harmless Drudgery: The Making of the Tacitus Encyclopedia"
Victoria E. Pagan, organizer and presider, author, A Sallust Reader: Selections from Bellum Catilinae, Bellum Iugurthinum, and Historiae
"Murder Most Classic: The Influence of Classical Studies on Golden Age Detective Fiction"
Kenneth J. Kitchell, Jr., author, They Said It First: The Wisdom of the Ancient Greeks and Romans; coauthor, Catullus: A LEGAMUS Transitional Reader
Saturday, March 26
"History, not Epic and not the Princeps: The Oppian Law Debate as Livy's Response to Vergil and Augustus"
12:00 noon–12:45 p.m.
"Lone Wolf Classicist: Are You It?" Davina McClain, author, Graphic Greek Grammar Cards
The 55th International Congress on Medieval Studies
May 7–10, 2020
Western Michigan University
Representatives: Donald Sprague
ACL—The American Classical League
72nd Annual Institute
June 25–27, 2020
College of Charleston
Representatives: Bridget Dean and Donald Sprague
NJCL—National Junior Classical League
July 24–29, 2020
University of Richmond
Representatives: Donald Sprague and Amelia Wallace
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ROMA2020—Rome through the Ages, a customized study tour of Rome and neighboring sites and an optional "after party" tour to Campania.
ACL Technology Chair Cindy Caltagirone joins forces with B-C editor Don Sprague as leaders for the tour. Together they bring decades of experience leading study tours and especially tours of Rome.
The Rome portion is scheduled to begin July 6 and run through July 16. Those choosing the optional tour (July 16–21) to Campania will spend four nights in Sorrento and a final night in Rome.
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The doldrums of February with gray skies (Chicago recently had but one day of sunshine in eleven!) and cold temperatures can dampen the spirits. However, when teaching I always found the excitement of the classroom as a great counterbalance.
In March, come say "hello" and check out the Bolchazy-Carducci exhibit at CANE's annual meeting hosted by Trinity College in Hartford, CT, and later at CAMWS's meeting in Birmingham, AL. For details, check out the Bolchazy-Carducci Classical Conference and Meetings
schedule. We look forward to seeing you!
At this time of year, schools begin to look at registration for the following year. We wish you well as you retain students and you attract new students to your Latin and Greek classes. As you review your textbooks, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with questions.
If you use or are contemplating a change to Latin for the New Millennium
, make sure you check out the teacher- and student-friendly Lumina interactive online program for LNM
. See the essay below. Those who have adopted Lumina for LNM
love it! Feel free to schedule a personal webinar introduction to Lumina with my colleague Bridget Dean
All the best,
|Lumina and the New Latin Classroom|
As we begin the third decade of the new millennium, implementing innovative Latin pedagogies has become more important than ever. With technology a central feature in almost all aspects of life—including the classroom—harnessing digital learning to increase student engagement is essential. Enter LUMINA for Latin for the New Millennium.
Because LUMINA empowers students to be responsible for their learning, it is ideal for many classroom settings, including blended learning environments and flipped classrooms. The immediate feedback that the program provides to students ensures that they can easily self-assess, while also presenting teachers with frequent snapshots of student understanding. At a glance, teachers can check whether students have accessed and completed their activities, encouraging student accountability.
Each chapter in LUMINA for LNM begins with a Practice Exercises page, which contains exercises that reinforce key concepts for each section of the LNM chapter. The Practice Exercises promote student independence with clearly stated objectives and references to relevant textbook pages. Many activities on this page do not allow students to enter incorrect answers; thus, students do not internalize faulty paradigms or improper syntax. Other questions offer detailed feedback for incorrect answers, giving students another opportunity to review fundamentals. Drag-and-drop, matching, and crossword activities are replayable and allow for repeat practice—an essential study habit.
Additional Exercises supplement the Practice Exercises and correspond to each chapter's reading, vocabulary to learn, and Language Facts. These activities continue to offer immediate feedback, but less scaffolding is provided than in the Practice Exercises. The Additional Exercises also offer a simple way for teachers to differentiate lessons. While those students who have already demonstrated mastery of certain topics might complete longer comprehension or composition assignments, those who need more practice can work toward mastery with the Additional Exercises.
Using LUMINA, teachers can ask students to review a chapter on their own, confident that students have completed and understood the assignment. In-class time can then be reserved for activities that require more teacher guidance. For example, teachers can ask students to read a chapter reading at home and answer the associated LUMINA comprehension questions. In class, students might translate the reading, perform the reading as a play, or rewrite the reading from a different perspective. LUMINA opens a world of new possibilities for in-class time.
Bolchazy-Carducci recognizes that every teacher, every classroom, every student has different needs. LUMINA for LNM is exceedingly adaptable and offers the instructional flexibility that has become so crucial in today's world.
multum multoque multa!
Don't leave your students out! Carpe Martiam Dementiam! Encourage them to enter the sixth annual Martia Dementia contest that will pit mythological monsters and military commanders of the ancient world against one another. Students can enter individually or make it a class activity and submit a class entry.
Check out details on how to enter a bracket. Enter a bracket ASAP.
|Teaching Tips & Resources|
|► Latin Readings for March|
We are happy to share these two readings from the eLitterae archives.
For March 15:
• From the archives
, the March 2017 eLitterae
contains the Latin reading "Valerius Maximus on Caesar's Death" from Caesar: A LEGAMUS Transitional Reader
. This reading is geared toward Latin 3 or honors Latin 2 students.
For March 17:
• Also from the archives
, the February 2017 eLitterae contains two Latin readings about St. Patrick—one from the Latin for the New Millennium
, Level 2, workbook and one for upper level students taken from Millennium
. Editor's Note:
The above PDFs from Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers' texts are provided for classroom use only as downloaded by the eLitterae
subscriber and are not to be otherwise copied or distributed.
► Ancient History
• Sample Syllabi from the Association of Ancient Historians
► Res Romanae
• Roman Dates
• Roman Board Games
• Divine Feet on Display
• Magnificent Torlonia Sculptures on Display
• Historical Figures like Julius Caesar Reconstructed
• Everyday Stylus Tells Lots
• A Lego Reconstructed Rome Knocks Your Socks Off
• Roman Slave Burial in England
Triumphal arch and environs of Timgad. Courtesy of Wikimedia Creative Commons 4.0.
• Desert Preserves Splendid Roman City in Africa
• Baking Roman Bread
• Vesuvius's Herculaneum Victims
• Vesuvius's Effect on the Brain
• Animated Pompeiian Perfume Makers
• Irish Scholars Discuss the Aeneid
• The Romans Discuss Kindness
► Res Hellenicae
• Curse Tablets Discovered
• Epidauros Reveals New Building
• Isaac Newton's Greek
Jacques-Louis David’s Andromache Mourning over Body of Hector, The Louvre. Public Domain Image, Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
• Women of the Trojan War
• Greek Xenia
► Social Justice
• Mussolini and Cincinnati Revisited
• A Look at Gender Diversity in Grammar
► Classics Reception
• Tanagra Figurines Fascinate
Clay Tanagra figurine, Hellenistic Period, 325–300 BCE, Ancient Greek Art Gallery, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece. Courtesy of Wikimedia Creative Commons CCO 1.0.
• Haute Couture's Homage to the Ancients
• Life of Brian's Historical Jesus
• Hypatia Chosen over Aristotle
► Et Cetera
• Latin and Romance Loanwords in Early Irish
• Iron Age Tomb Chariot and All
Reconstructed Trojan Horse at Troy. Courtesy of Wikimedia Creative Commons 3.0.
◆ Can You Feel the Love—Latine
1960 Poster for the film Spartacus. Public Domain Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
◆ Gotta Love the Superbowl Commercials
Jeep Gladiator. Courtesy of Wikimedia Creative Commons 4.0.
|2020 Winter/Spring Webinars|
We look forward to welcoming you to another round of complimentary professional development webinars. Attendees receive a certificate acknowledging their professional development participation.
For full descriptions of the 2020 Winter/Spring webinars visit the B-C webinar page.
An Overview of Technology Useful in the Latin Classroom
Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 6–7:00 pm ET
Presenter: Lynne West, eLitterae contributor and founder Sunodia Educational Consulting
Teachers have enjoyed reading West’s regular "Tech Tip" contributions to eLitterae, Bolchazy-Carducci’s monthly eNewsletter. Her webinar will address several tools that can enhance and enliven the Latin classroom. Participants will have the opportunity to explore web-based tools that are valuable additions to both the elementary and advanced Latin curriculum. Participants will come away with a deeper understanding of both the role that technology can play in the Latin classroom and how to integrate it effectively.
Medea in Los Angeles and Oedipus in New Mexico: Boundaries, Myth and Politics
Tuesday, May 5, 2020, 6–7:00 pm ET
Presenter: Yoandy Cabrera Ortega, Assistant Professor, Rockford University, Rockford, IL
Professor Cabrera Ortega specializes in the influence of Greco-Roman literature on modern Hispanic culture and literature. In this webinar, he will share his insights on the adaptation of both Medea and Oedipus in a contemporary Latinx world.
Teaching Social Justice in the Latin Classroom
Tuesday, May19, 2020, 6–7:00 pm ET
Presenter: Miriam Patrick, Parkview High School, Lilbrun, GA
Every student has the right to see themselves in their classroom, content, and context. This webinar will focus on ways that Latin teachers can bring multiculturalism into the classroom through choosing appropriate visuals, choosing authentic materials, and reconsidering the context of the Latin language.
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