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Beautiful Teaching: Classical Education Courses for Parents and Classroom Teachers

Snapshots of the Literary Tradition: 1984

with Mark Signorelli


This series of classes will examine important works in the literary tradition, and focus on ways to bring each text alive in the classroom.  Each sixty minute session will cover the core themes in the work, along with ideas for classroom presentation and assessment.  In this session, we will consider the ways that  1984 provides students with a template for understanding the modern state.  Orwell’s concern for the degradation of language, and its political effects, will be discussed.  It will be helpful for participants to have a copy of the novel at hand during the session for reference and for notes; no particular edition is required.

Who: Literature teachers and home educators searching for new ways to teach a classic text

What: One hour workshop which will cover central themes of the text, and present ideas for teaching and assessing the work in class.

Requirements: Zoom app (courses are LIVE and not recorded) Participation is necessary for a classical experience. Zoom link will be provided prior to the class.

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Time: 6 PM to 7 PM CST Central Time

Cost: $12, register today! (non-refundable)

Recording Access: A recording will be made available 48 hours after the course. A YouTube link will be emailed to paid registrants to access for 2 months. After 2 months, the video will not be available. This is to protect the intellectual property of the instructor. 

About the Teacher

Mark Signorelli currently serves as Headmaster at Lumen Gentium Academy, a classical Catholic high school located in Boonton, NJ.  Prior to occupying this position, he was the Director for a Classical Studies program within the Chesterton Network of Schools.  In addition to over twenty years of experience as an educator, Mark has also written extensively for a wide variety of journals, including the Imaginative Conservative, Arion, Modern Age, Public Discourse, the University Bookman, and Front Porch Republic.  He currently writes at his own site, The Classical Corner, and has authored several books.  

  • Mar 12th, 2024
    Tue from 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Online Class

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