Arts of Ancient Greece
University of Maryland, College Park
Borders/Breaking Boundaries is an integrated
program supporting performance, scholarship, and education in the Fine
Arts. Developed especially for Maryland middle and high school educators
of dance, music, theater, and the visual arts, the institute will:
YOU to new scholarship in the arts and arts education;
YOU in an exploration of new performance possibilities within and
across the arts disciplines;
YOU in creating new teaching units and lesson plans that incorporate
Maryland's Essential Learner Outcome guidelines for the Fine Arts;
YOU to work collaboratively with teachers in you own and other arts
disciplines, so that you can
the position of the arts at your school.
from other disciplines are also most welcome!
eight-day residential program, now in its second year, offers a core
curriculum of lectures, hands-on performance classes, and collaborative
lesson-planning workshops. Additional activities include a museum field
trip, self-guided library research, technology training, and a day in
which participants share their newly developed lesson plans. After the
institute, all lesson plans will be archived electronically for the
benefit of the participants and teachers around the world. Participants
who complete the program will be eligible to receive 5 MSDE Continuing
Professional Development credits.
Greeks not only practiced the arts as we now know them; they also thought
deeply about arts integration, theorized the role of the arts in education,
and left us a language through which we continue to talk about aesthetics
and artistic practice.
the course of this year's institute, participants will explore these
approaches to the arts through a guided study of fifth-century Greek
tragedy, comedy, poetry, movement, women and art, sculpture, and vase
painting. Additionally, teams of middle and high school teachers will
compare an aspect of ancient Greek arts with another topic of their
own choosing. Comparative exercises and group discussions will help
each team to create interdisciplinary lesson plans around the two subjects.
are urged to apply in interdisciplinary teams of 2 to 4, formed from
the different arts disciplines at their schools, as well as from other
disciplines, such as social studies, English, mathematics, science,
and Latin. Teachers who apply individually will be placed in teams at
our discretion. Please indicate on your application form whether you
are applying as a member of a team or individually.
Borders/Breaking Boundaries does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability in matters affecting
eligibility or providing access to programs.
request a brochure, please call (301) 405-6830, or send us an email.
To view the lesson plan archive from the previous institute, click here.