Junior High and High School Literature
Elementary and Junior High Art Appreciation
Luc Travers, the creator of Literature At Our House, taught literature and art appreciation for eight years at a private school in Southern California where he worked on creating innovative curricula. Mr. Travers is the author of Touching The Art: A Guide to Enjoying Art at a Museum which teaches the reader how to experience the visual arts in a fun and emotionally powerful way. He has led art museum tours for both adults and children to over thirty museums in the world (including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Getty Center, the Louvre, and the Vatican museums). He graduated from the University of Memphis with a degree in Art History, and speaks fluent French. He also recently coordinated the docent program at the Cameron Art Museum for three years. Literature At Our House is going into its eleventh year.
"I am passionate about sharing literature and art with students. I love experiencing universally meaningful stories with my classes as well as getting to know each individual student. It's my life's work to understand how human beings can get the most from art, and I Iove that I get to do that every day. Being a part of a teaching team with Rachel and Tonya makes my experiences in the classroom more meaningful and enjoyable. We get to share ideas, advice, and inspiring stories from class. We have a common love of literature, and a common enjoyment for getting to know each individual student.”
Watch this video to get a sense for what it's like to be in one of Mr. Travers' Junior High classes. The recording is taken from a discussion on The Scarlet Pimpernel.
(Please note, there are spoilers to the book in their discussion.)