Tag: history

How teaching World History will change my classes on the ancient world

This semester, I have had the pleasure of team-teaching modern World History with a Middle Eastern historian. The experience emphasized for me that there are likely certain differences between the ancient world and the modern world, and I want to learn more about these issues. I also think these differences are often overlooked by our students in Latin … Continue reading How teaching World History will change my classes on the ancient world

Teaching history through primary sources

Most of my recent posts have been about teaching Latin, so I wanted to share a thought about teaching about ancient history and cultures: it can be done very well through primary sources rather than secondary sources. Instead of passively receiving information from a textbook, a lecture, or an article, students read actual ancient evidence, … Continue reading Teaching history through primary sources