“Dust-free antiquity” is not just a catchy trademark for students learning their Greek and Roman history at The Lukeion Project. Regan and Amy Barr are home educators who spent 10 years traveling, researching, and excavating in the Mediterranean region. They have advanced degrees in Classics, New Testament, Latin, and Classical Archaeology.
Their teaching experiences include University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Christian University, Miami University (Oxford, OH), The Ohio State University, Cincinnati Art Museum Lecture Series, the North American Christian Convention, the Institute for Learning in Retirement, and speaking at homeschool conferences. Their work experience includes excavations on the island of Crete, Jordan, Greece and Turkey.
Besides the online classroom experience, students also have access to a class web page that includes review games and activities, as well as diagnostic quizzes and exams. Auditing is available for younger students and adults who do not wish to take on the full workload. Sibling discounts are available for those families who have multiple students occupying a single seat in the classroom. They also take yearly family tours. In May of 2010 they are taking families on a tour of Turkey and going to some of their excavation sites where they have worked.
Their classes are not accredited but they are looking into that possibility. They are believers and love working with overseas’ families. We have been blessed by their family. http://www.lukeion.org/index.htm
They offer these 16-week semester courses (high school level):
- Latin 1, 2, 3, 4
- Greek 1, 2, 3
- Mythology Alpha and Beta (ancient literature)
- Greek History
- Roman History
- Greek and Latin Word Roots
They offer these 4-week workshops (ages 10 and up):