Teaching Writing in Humanities Courses

Rick Trumbo June 6, 2016

Presented at:
SCL Conference 2016


Join veteran teacher Rick Trumbo of Veritas School in a conversation about practical ideas for instructing students in writing in the context of an interdisciplinary humanities course. Rick will suggest general principles of writing instruction and specific assignments and methods of assessment which he has employed, as well as soliciting discussion from workshop participants in their own practices and questions. Middle and high school teachers of history and/or literature will find this conversation useful.


Humanities Methods Principles Veritas School


Rick Trumbo
Rick Trumbo has finished his 40th year as a teacher of humanities and classics. He is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College (B. A., Humanities) and the University of Richmond (M.Hum., concentration in classics). He is the father of five children and grandfather of ten. He is a ruling elder in the PCA, and has served on the Candidates and Credentials committee of James River Presbytery. He has taught Humanities, Latin, Bible, and Logic at Veritas School for the past nine years. Rick has previously offered workshops at SCL on interdisciplinary courses and on classical virtue in political thought.

Other Contributions by Rick Trumbo

A Brief History of Civic Virtue

Article - SCL Conference 2013

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