Teaching Modules

What can instructors offer students of antiquity that is as close to the ancient experience as possible, something that is both tangible and interactive? 

Often, introductory ancient Greek and Latin texts for classicists feature artificial passages constructed specifically for instruction (noun verb object: the sailor gives the roses to the girl). While these have the benefit of being directly tailored to the class’s skill level, they lack an important aspect of authenticity, as well as the confidence boost translating an actual ancient text could give a budding philologist.

Yeah, you wish your students were this enthusiastic in class ;)

Bet you wish your students were this enthusiastic in class

For students of classical history and archaeology, particularly those who lack experience in the languages, exposure to primary resources can be even more limited. Our digitized collection of epigraphic squeezes, along with tailored teaching modules, addresses this limitation. The size of our squeeze collection makes it possible to isolate texts appropriate to various levels of student learning and build teaching modules around actual ancient texts. Check out the  response to our pilot project in the spring of 2015 here.

We are also providing introductory courses on pottery analysis and numismatics, using examples from UBC’s Fuller, Blackmore and Todd collections to illustrate key points.

From Stone to Screen is creating teaching modules using the primary sources from our teaching collections.  Each module is designed to fill a a 50-minute class, but can easily be modified to a 5-20 minute brief introduction as well, and we encourage any interested party to adapt and modify the material to suit their teaching needs.

Our current courses are:

If you have any questions or suggestions for what you may want to see in the modules, please contact us at info@fromstonetoscreen.com.

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From Stone to Screen publishes fully open access teaching modules, which means that all files and information are available here on the website to all users immediately upon publication. Non-commercial use and distribution in any medium is permitted, provided that From Stone to Screen is credited. This is in accordance with the Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing, wherein From Stone to Screen provides “free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit, and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship” – in the present case, authorship is always ‘From Stone to Screen’.

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