Tag: primary sources

Ancient Slavery, a lesson plan

In a recent post, I commented on a difference between ancient slavery and the modern, American antebellum slavery: racism. Race was not a major factor in ancient slavery. But, how do we convince students of that? This semester, in Roman history, I spent an entire day on Roman slavery and the growth of slavery during the Late Republic, … Continue reading Ancient Slavery, a lesson plan


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