Please arrive no later than 10:00 for registration. The Morning Assembly will begin promptly at 10:00.
You and your students will be introduced to the members of the Maryland Junior Classical League Executive Board, and learn about the day's activities. Important instructions will be given.
TEACHING MATERIALS GIVEAWAY
All day long, you wil be able to browse and gather numerous teaching materials from the National Convention, as well as useful materials from the Internet and other sources.
NATIONAL CONVENTION DISPLAY
The National Convention Display will showcase the artwork and achievements of Maryland students this past summer at the University of Massachussetts- Amherst. Scrapbooks, newsletters, and photographs from this exciting event will be available for viewing as well.
TRADITIONAL ROMAN WEDDING
Hours of research and creative brainstorming have yielded a marvelous, historically accurate re-enactment (with narration) of a traditional Roman wedding. The wedding will engage your minds of your students as they visually and orally learn about life in Ancient Rome.
Games of the mind - a fun, low-key, and exciting trivia game covering such topics as Latin grammar, Roman history and culture, mythology, and geography. Students use their knowledge to answer interesting Classically- oriented questions for points. Schools may organize teams of no more than four people per team to participate. Students participate on three levels: Novice (Intro, Latin I), Lower (Latin II), and Upper (Latin III-VI & AP). Each school may register up to two teams per level. There will be three rounds of play; following each round teams will be re-pitted so as to play only teams of similar ability.
Students have a chance to experience that famous Ben-Hur scene themselves by designing and racing their own chariot. Each school may bring up to two chariots. Preparing for the chariot race could be a great time to teach your students about racing and sport in ancient Rome.
Your students can show off their athletic prowess by competing in such races as Atalanta's Dash and the Column Relay. Additionally, silly games like the ever-popular Greasy Zucchini Toss and the Mummy Wrap will provide some comic relief.
LATIN CLUB OFFICERS WORKSHOP
Your Latin club officers will have the opportunty to participate in a workshop presented by the Maryland Junior Classical League officers. Topics will include increasing membership, publicity, fun events to hold, and more.
You can participate in a colloquium with fellow teachers from across Maryland, in which you may discuss strategies and ideas, network, and exchange materials. Christine Brogan and Deborah Carter will present the workshop.
The reception of the newlyweds will feature various party games with a Roman twist, such as pin-the-sword-on-the-Centurion, Mater May, Sellae Musicae, and more.
THEATRE OF MARCELLUS
As Caesar's ancient Theatre of Marcellus entertained the Romans, the Maryland JCL's Theatre of Marcellus will entertain your students. Showing at the Theatre will be high quality educational videos on various Classical topics. Preceding each screening will be a detailed historical description of the Theatre of Marcellus.
Lunchtime! Students and teachers may either bring their lunches or pre-order mouthwatering pizzas and sodas from the superb cooks at Papa Johns Pizzeria.
ILLA OBLECTATIO EST
Ideal lunchtime entertainment: while we dine, students will have the opportunity to showcase their talents in a talent show. A mandatory Illa Oblectatio Est tryout/rehearsal will be held on Sunday, October 18, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. in the auditorium of Linganore High School in Frederick County.
Prizes will be awarded, the raffle drawing will be held, and the Maryland JCL officers will bid farewell.
Dozens of local businesses have donated prizes with classical themes in support of MDJCL and Autumnalia. Your students will have the chance to win CDs, T-shirts, books, computer games, and more! The top achievers in Ludi Mentis, the Chariot Race, Ludi Corporis, the Wedding Reception party games, and Illa Oblectatio Est will receive these items, and certificates. In addition, you and your students can purchase raffle tickets throughout the day, in hopes of winning these prizes in the drawing at the Afternoon Assembly.