Johnson accepted in Mercer Great Books program
Posted March 5, 2012
Mary Jo Johnson, an English teacher at The Webb School, has been accepted to Mercer University’s 2012 Great Books Summer Seminar on Citizenship and the Culture of Freedom. Johnson will participate in the first session, held from June 3-15.
In a letter of acceptance to Johnson, Will Jordan, Mercer Great Books Program director, noted that the program is a “unique opportunity to read classic texts, learn about the Great Books method and meet teachers from around the country who share your interests.”
“This will be a great opportunity to study philosophy and history and apply both to the reading of literature in the classroom,” said Johnson, who has taught at Webb since 1999. “It is important for students to understand the context in which literature is written to gain a better understanding of the purpose of the author for producing the work.”