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FREE Classical Civilisation A-level Teachers Day, University of Warwick

30 June 2020 - 1 July 2020

Dear All, The Dept of Classics and Ancient History at the University at Warwick are pleased to announce that we will be holding a FREE Classical Civilisation A-level Teachers Day on Wednesday July 1st. https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/classics/research/outreach/warwickclassicsnetwork/events/classciv2020 Our Warwick academics will lead sessions on modules from the OCR Classical Civilisation A-level syllabus, focussing on secondary scholarship and new developments, with the aim of sending teachers back with new understanding and strategies to help in student learning. We are also keen to encourage teachers interested in introducing/teaching Ancient History at their schools to attend. In addition to two sessions on The World of the Hero (Homer and Virgil), teachers will be given a chance to attend TWO sessions from each pathway of Culture and the Arts and Belief and Ideas. This choice will allow teachers to attend sessions on the modules they are currently teaching AND exploring other topics they may be interested in or are considering teaching in the future. The sessions will be led by the following academics: The World of the Hero (H408/11): Homer – Dr David Fearn; Virgil – Dr Elena Giusti Greek Theatre (H408/21) – Dr Emmanuela Bakola Imperial Image (H408/22) – Prof Zahra Newby Invention of the Barbarian (H408/23) – Dr Eris Williams-Reed Greek Art (H408/23) – Dr Conor Trainor Greek Religion (H408/31) – Dr Paul Grigsby Love and Relationships (H408/32) – Prof Victoria Rimell Democracy and the Athenians (H408/34) – Prof Michael Scott. Alongside the sessions, throughout the day attendees will be given the chance to attend break-out sessions where you will be able to enjoy our VR headsets walk-around of ancient Athens; explore our collections of coins and other artefacts; and enjoy a mock-Symposium with our replica vases. Lunch will provided FREE OF CHARGE as well as drinks and refreshments during the breaks. In addition, TRAVEL BURSARIES may be available for some of those teachers whose institutions cannot cover their transport costs. This will be decided on a discretionary case by case basis.

Proposed Timetable:

10.15 Welcome and Introduction

Part One: Culture and the Arts

10.30-11.15 – Choice of: Greek Theatre Imperial Image Invention of the Barbarian Greek Art 11.15-11.30 – Break 11.30-12.15 – Choice of: Greek Theatre Imperial Image Invention of the Barbarian Greek Art 12/15-12.30 – Break

Part Two: World of the Hero

12.30-13.15 – Choice of: Homer Virgil 13.15-14.00 – Lunch 14.00-14.45 – Choice of: Homer Virgil 14.45-15.00 – Break

Part Three: Beliefs and Ideas

15.00-15.45 – Choice of: Greek Religion Love and Relationships Democracy and the Athenians 15.45-16.00 – Break 16.00-16.45 – Choice of: Greek Religion Love and Relationships Democracy and the Athenians For more information on the day, please email Dr Paul Grigsby (Paul.Grigsby@Warwick.ac.uk), or to book your place at this event, please follow this link – https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/classics/research/outreach/warwickclassicsnetwork/events/classciv2020/booking/


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