Humane Letters: Integrating History and Literature

Rick Trumbo discusses integrating history and literature.

In this pedagogical workshop, veteran humanities teacher Rick Trumbo will explain how the Veritas School Humane Letters: Antiquity course combines history, literature, and writing instruction in a single, double period course. He will include illustrations and ideas from his Ancient Humanities text. Teachers will also share ideas, practices, and questions they have about interdisciplinary teaching. This workshop is intended for teachers new to interdisiplinary teaching and for those who wish to better integrate writing and literature into their history courses.

Rick Trumbo

Rick Trumbo teaches humanities, Bible, logic, and Latin at Veritas School in Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Trumbo has a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from Hampden-Sydney College. He has also earned a Master’s degree in Humanities from the University of Richmond. Mr. Trumbo joined the faculty at Veritas School in 2007 as a veteran teacher of 31 years. He enjoys helping students make connections and gaining insights into ideas. He especially enjoys lively discussions around books. Mr. Trumbo is a ruling elder in the PCA. He and his wife, Linda, have six children. They worship at Crown and Glory Presbyterian Church in Richmond.

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