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Application deadline March 5: NEH K-12 Summer Institute at Monmouth College (IL): The Olympics and Daily Life in Ancient Olympia: A Hands-On History

K-12 educators across disciplines, at all levels of experience (including early career), and from across the nation are invited to apply, BY MARCH 5 AT MIDNIGHT PACIFIC TIME, for a National Endowment for a Humanities Summer Institute from July 8-19, 2024, at Monmouth College (IL). The seminar will focus on the ancient Olympics and the daily life surrounding that quadrennial event. Participants will not just read primary and secondary sources (in English) on those topics, but learn, physically, how to carry out and teach Olympic athletic events and a range of daily ancient technologies like weaving, the construction of paper and ink, and the composition of concrete. The NEH provides stipends of $2200 for chosen participants to help defray their costs. Please see the institute’s web site for more details.

The directors of the institute, Bob Holschuh Simmons of Monmouth College ( and Nathalie Roy of Glasgow Middle School in Baton Rouge, LA (, encourage applications from K-12 teachers of any subject that could incorporate hands-on Classics into its curricula. Teachers of Latin, social studies, physical education, a range of sciences, and English are just a few of those whom we would encourage to apply.

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