The James Project: Greek Theater for the Classroom

Karen shares the James project, a project in which her 7th grade class memorized the entire book of James and then performed this book using a modernized version of Greek theater.
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Scipture memory and recitation are a key component to grammar school studies. Such exercises provide the first steps toward lessons of rhetoric. As students mature, however, this practice must change its shape, but how? In this presentation Karen shares the James project, a project in which her 7th grade class memorized the entire book of James and then performed this book using a modernized version of Greek theater. Such a project not only furthers the practice of thoroughly learning scripture, but also provides even the smallest of schools the opportunity to introduce a drama program for students.

Karen Moore

Karen Moore began her study of Latin in seventh grade, and added Greek to her linguistic studies during her college years. Karen earned a B.A. in classics from the University of Texas in 1996. Since that time she has taught Latin to students in grades three through twelve through a number of venues. Currently, she is in her eleventh year as the Latin Chair at Grace Academy of Georgetown, a classical Christian School located in the heart of Texas. Karen teaches Latin, Greek, and ancient humanities at Grace Academy. She also serves as sponsor of Grace Academy’s Latin Club, an award winning chapter of the National Junior Classical League. Karen is the co-author of the Libellus de Historia History Reader Series and the Latin Alive! Textbook series, both published by Classical Academic Press. She also maintains a blog site on the study and teaching of Latin at www.latinaliveonline.com. Karen and her husband, Bryan, have three children who a end school at Grace Academy.

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