Come to this workshop and practice short writing drills based on ancient Greek and Roman rhetoric drills. Participants will be asked to inflect eloquent phrases through shifting tense, case, and other grammatical attributes. This will show the strong relationship between grammar and rhetoric. Workshop participants will volunteer and publicly read their inflections while working on their delivery and memory skills. This workshop will stretch and hone your linguistic skills so that you might do the same with your students!
David Miller serves as the Middle School Humanities Integration Lead and history teacher at The Bear Creek School in Redmond, WA, and he is a member of the Classical Advisory Committee. David has designed and taught classical curricula for Medieval Western Civilization, World Geography, Rhetoric, and other interdisciplinary elective courses. He has developed curricula with emphasis on integrating Latin and rhetoric across disciplines, while using primary sources and Socratic seminar method. He has coached many sports including coaching cross country to ten state meet appearances. David holds a B.A. from Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL) and a Masters in Teaching from Northwest University (Kirkland,WA). He and his wife, Lauren, are members of Redeemer Redmond Church (PCA). David hopes to honor his Alma Mater but working “For Christ and His Kingdom.”