Middle Ages for (Secondary) Educators

Seminar 11
May 10, 2024, 9:00 am3:00 pm
PK-12 Community


Jack Tannous, Ph.D.
Department of History
Helmut Reimitz, Ph.D.
Department of History
Laura Morreale, Ph.D.
Middle Ages for Educators


Event Description

We will discuss the challenges of introducing students to ancient and medieval history—to places they have never heard of and people with names they cannot pronounce—and speak about strategies for making pre-modern history relevant today. Our focus will especially be on late Roman and medieval history in the region stretching from Iceland to Iran. In addition to professors, participants will interact with graduate students and undergraduates who study premodern history at Princeton to discuss their experiences working on various ancient and medieval subjects. As part of the seminar, we will present a website that has recently been relaunched at Princeton, entitled The Middle Ages for Educators website and would like to discuss with participants the kinds of online resources that would be most useful for teachers to increase the inclusion of pre-modern history in their curriculum and classrooms.