Thank you for your inquiry concerning our school classroom visitations.
Legion XI has made many visits to local schools and some schools not so local, enhancing the learning experiences of students young and old. Teachers from other classes and even Principals, have often come in to witness these “Show and Tell” presentations. The students relish the opportunity to try on the helmets and examine the military equipment of the Soldiers of the Roman Empire.
The demonstration and lecture is done in period attire and deals with the life of the Roman soldier, the weapons he used, methods of battle and the origins and formations of the Roman Legions; as well as some discussion on the heritage of Ancient Rome to modern society. Questions are answered and asked of the students during and after the session. If time permits, the students may try on the helmets and armor.
$100.00 is requested for one class presentation done within 35 miles of Atlanta, GA.
Additional presentations after the first is $50.00 each.
Additional remuneration is requested for longer travel by mutual agreement.
A minimum of one full class period of 50 minutes or more (preferably more) is required to do justice to the topic and to allow some time for questions and examination of the equipment. Combining two class periods and/or classes is recommended. The lecture is most effective, if the students have already studied Ancient Rome, at least up through the Republican Period. Some exposure to Latin is also beneficial.
An auditorium, library area or large classroom with a horseshoe or “in the round” seating arrangement is recommended. About twelve feet of table space or stage front is also requested for display of the equipment. The demonstration space should be available at least 30 minutes prior to the time of the presentation to allow for set-up and preparation of the displays, etc. A number of available Roman Army Recruits (students) is always welcome to assist in moving the equipment to and from the presentation area.
The demonstration involves the display of real functional weapons of iron and steel. Students will not be allowed to touch or otherwise examine the actual weapons. It will be the responsibility of the faculty member requesting the demonstration to advise the school office that such items are being brought onto the school property, and to obtain permission (preferably in writing) from any and all bodies that may require such permission. To avoid any misunderstanding, it is requested that a member of the school faculty, or a school resource officer meet the presenter in the parking lot, and escort the presenter to the school.
Please us the contact form of this website to contact us to arrange a visit to your school.
Looking forward to enhancing the learning experience of your students, I remain
In Vires et Honos - In Strength and Honor
COL Edge Gibbons
aka Caius Aurelivs Calvus
Centurio – Legion XI Clavdia Pia Fidelis