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Ancient Education

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Title:

Ancient Education

URL:

http://ancientgraffiti.org/about/teaching-resources/lesson-plans/lesson-plan-7-ancient-education/

Content Source:

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The Ancient Graffiti Project
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

This Latin activity introduces students to the differences between reading in Latin and reading in English while emulating how Latin students learned to read text. It offers two samples of familiar English texts printed in a fashion similar to ancient Latin. The first is a segment of "Cat in the Hat" as well as a segment from "To Kill a Mockingbird."  As students read these selections they look for differences and similarities between the reading process in Latin and English. The link suggests that students finish the activity by looking at a sample of Virgil's Aeneid to discuss learning to read in ancient times versus modern times.

Content Standard(s):
Latin
LAT (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
2) Read and understand appropriate Latin vocabulary, inflectional systems, and syntax.

a. Summarize and translate passages of Latin composed or adapted for acquisition of content and language skills appropriate for Level I.

b. Answer questions in Latin or English about short passages of Latin composed or adapted for acquisition of content and language skills appropriate to Level I.

Examples of grammar appropriate to Level I: See the Latin Grammar Addendum (Appendix A, page 67).

Latin
LAT (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
5) Investigate and describe elements of Roman daily life.

Examples: Calendar, household gods, government, family, social organization, Roman games, and holidays like Saturnalia.

Latin
LAT (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
9) Identify Latin influences on other disciplines.

Examples: Roman numerals, metric prefixes in (mathematics), anatomical terminology, and names of planets (science).

Latin
LAT (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
13) Identify similarities of their own culture to that of the Greco-Roman world.

Examples: Architecture, daily life, themes and heroes of classical mythology.

Tags: Aeneid, Communication, Communities, Connections, Culture, Education, Latin, Reading and Comprehension, Roman Values, Rome, Textual Analysis
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Author: Chrissy Roe