Latin - it’s not just for the Pope! Our panel includes several Latin teachers discussing approaches to teaching Latin in secondary ed and university, and how they’ve personally engaged with outreach [...]
Latin – it’s not just for the Pope!
Our panel includes several Latin teachers discussing approaches to teaching Latin in secondary ed and university, and how they’ve personally engaged with outreach and social justice in their classrooms.
The Paideia Institute s Aequora program was founded in 2013 when a group of undergraduate and high school volunteers began teaching weekly Latin classes at an after-school sanctuary in Brooklyn. In the years since, the Paideia Institute has created a full textbook and curriculum and expanded the program to 20 sites nationwide. Aequora is often launched in partnership with universities as a service-learning initiative through which Classics Majors can connect with their local communities by teaching Latin in public schools, libraries, or community centers.
The Aequora curriculum encourages students to draw connections between the vocabulary and grammar of Latin, English, and Spanish. Panelists will discuss genesis and outcomes of the Aequora program, the potential and limitations of Latin as a tool for improving literacy, and the rewards and challenges of attempting to address educational inequality through a historically exclusive discipline.
(Monday) 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Department of Greek & Roman Classics