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NEH K-12 Summer Institute at Monmouth College (Monmouth, IL): The Olympics and Daily Life in Ancient Olympia: A Hands-On History

K-12 educators across disciplines but especially classics are invited to apply for a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute from July 8-19, 2024, at Monmouth (IL) College that focuses on the ancient Olympics and the daily life surrounding this famous quadrennial event. Participants will not just read primary and secondary sources (in English) on those topics, but learn, physically, how to carry out and teach Olympic athletic events and a range of daily ancient technologies like weaving, the construction of paper and ink, and the composition of concrete. The NEH provides stipends of $2200.00 for chosen participants to help defray their costs.

The directors of the institute, Bob Holschuh Simmons of Monmouth College and Nathalie Roy Mitchell of Glasgow Middle School in Baton Rouge, LA, encourage applications from teachers of any subject that could incorporate hands-on Classics into its curricula. Teachers, at any K-12 level, of Latin, social studies, physical education, a range of sciences, and English are just a few of those whom we would encourage to apply. The application deadline is March 5, 2024.

Please see the institute's Website for more information and application procedures:

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