When ′′studying′′ Rome, do like the (ancient) Romans do

Course description

Course overview and purpose:
The basic idea of this course is to investigate History (and in particular the Ancient Roman one) from a less frequently used point of view: ancient everyday life.
The choice of the topics – which are going to be discussed in class with the participants – aims at helping them to later present to their students Roman ancient history by drawing parallels to what students themselves can, in some respect, experience in their own life.
By tracing differences and similarities between ancient reality and modern one, the students will feel history closer, less abstract in terms of objects and events.
Each one of the topics discussed in classroom (see the detailed list below) is chosen in order to be the starting point for the creation of an ancient Rome historical frame (i.e.: its political life, economy, art production, sociology) as well as, on the other side, to draw parallel to facts/events that students can experience in their own everyday life.

Learning outcomes:

  • Learning the use of archaeological evidence as a tool to improve the students’ interest and curiosity.
  • Develop a vivid image of the antiquity and its everyday life.
  • Understand how artifacts can express specific contingencies, historical events, social, religious, political values and the aesthetics of a period.
  • Develop a flexible methodology to be later applied to other historical periods.
  • Developing a method applicable to students at different learning stages as well as related to other topics (art).
  • Using a multidisciplinary approach.

Admission information

  • Language : English, Italian
  • Language level prerequisites : B1 or above
  • Duration : One week
  • Audience :

    Teachers (primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs), teacher trainers, careers officers, educational counsellors, headteachers, principals, managers of schools

  • General prerequisites :

    No specific requirements

  • Maximum number of participants : 25
  • Minimum advance reservation : 12 weeks

Available dates

Padova (Italy)

  • 06.03.2022 - 13.03.2022 - To be confirmed
  • 03.04.2022 - 10.04.2022 - To be confirmed
  • 16.10.2022 - 23.10.2022 - To be confirmed

Sessions will be confirmed only when the minimum number of participants is reached.

In case your school wishes to send more than 6 participants together to the same course, we may evaluate the possibility to offer an extra session only for you (and in this case, we would be pleased to evaluate your proposal for fixed dates).

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