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Large Group Games for Latin Camp, part 3

For Day 3, the same thing inevitably happens every year: I don’t get through everything I planned. Many little things occur I don’t foresee, or many things I plan take a bit longer… But here are the things I actually … Continue reading

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Large Group Games for Latin Camp

This is my third summer volunteering to run the academic camp for ages 9-14 for Classical Conversations. This summer, the theme was Latin, and I just spent a year tutoring beginning Latin in CC’s Challenge A program for students age … Continue reading

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How Do You Change a Negative Classroom Atmosphere or Create a Positive One in the First Place?

What do you do when a class gets off on the wrong foot? Or a vein of negativity, underlying snickering or contentious comments characterize your take-away after a session with a group of students? I just ran a 3-day event … Continue reading

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Latin Clue Game

In tutoring beginning Latin through Classical Conversations, Challenge A, I’m always looking for games to help the students review. And when I got to the second semester, I realized I need a completely different kind of game. Some of my … Continue reading

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Jim Davis Art Lesson

I used this lesson below for my Masters class (ages 10-13) at my local Classical Conversations campus three years ago. For week 18, learning from the masters, the curriculum veers into the contemporary era and focuses on cartooning (much to the joy of this age of students)! Continue reading

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Lichtenstein, Pop Art Lesson

For this lesson on Lichtenstein and his 1960s comics’-inspired art, I thought a smaller-scale project would work better than what the Discovering Great Artists book suggests (considering time and space). Continue reading

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Andrew Wyeth lesson

The goal is to use watercolor to create a winter outdoor scene using dried glue–an easy method to create the illusion of snowflakes. Continue reading

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