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ACL 2016: Authentic Engagement and Student Empowerment

Melanie and Ivy presented at the American Classical League Summer Institute in Austin, TX, on “Authentic Engagement and Student Empowerment.” A PDF of the presentation is now available.

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Using Technology for Good in the Latin Classroom

Ivy’s presentation on using technology in teaching Latin, delivered at the American Classical League Institute in June 2015. It discusses the advantages of integrating technology both as a way of increasing engagement and improving learning.

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Classical to the Core, part 4: Milites

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.

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Classical to the Core, part 3: Cursus honorum

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.

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Classical to the Core, part 2: Nomina

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.

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