This part of the presentation looks at various aspects of military life (with evidence from literature, letters, and inscriptions), as well as funerary monuments. Note that this is not a ready-to-use lesson, but rather a set of ideas that can be adapted for your class. If you download the Keynote or PowerPoint version, please be sure to read the presenter notes. Warning: The presentation was created in Keynote; the PowerPoint version may be glitchy, but you should be able to get the idea.
This part of the presentation suggests ways to introduce beginning students to the cursus honorum and to Roman roads and aqueducts (focusing on the life and works of Appius Claudius Caecus), using primary sources (mostly literary), which students will begin learning to evaluate for reliability.
Part 2 of the presentation delivered at ACTFL 2013 in Orlando. This part of the presentation shows how primary sources (texts, coins, and inscriptions) can be used to introduce beginning students to Roman naming conventions.
Part 1 of the presentation delivered at ACTFL 2013 in Orlando. This part of the presentation suggests ways to introduce beginning students to the extent of the Roman empire and to coins as a primary source.
Here are the introductory remarks from our presentation “Classical to the Core: Latin as the Linchpin to the Standards” at the 2013 ACTFL annual convention. The full presentation, broken into sections, will be provided in subsequent posts.
Please note that although we point out how various learning activities support specific Common Core Standards, the ideas contained within the body of the presentation can be used in any Latin classroom.