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Reading Latin 1 with Diverse, Inclusive Characters

Andrea Sansone
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(1)
Join a modern Latin & Roman with a focus on Ancient Mediterranean Studies course focusing on the personalities, products and language of the Romans! Culture and archaeology are explored in a graphic novel format-supported by Interpersonal , Interpretive, Presentational & ACTFL goals.

Class experience

US Grade 6 - 9
Reading, writing, speaking and listening world language goals are already aligned to meet the ACTFL and  U.K. K2 foreign language as well as K2 Roman history standards.
I am a credentialed Latin teacher in various states. I  would be happy my credentials with parents upon request!  I am a life-long-learner that volunteers and trains with the American Classical League.  I lived in Athens, Greece while attending Deree College - the American College of Athens in order to pursue my passion of studying the Ancient World.
Homework Offered
Suggested activities: (From the Resources and other touchstone texts) Like the practice of a modern language, 15-20 minutes of suggested practice 5-6 days a week supports the acquisition of language learning. There are many more ways to approach a story but here are some examples given below - - Ask the children to act out (part of) the story, either in Latin or in English. You can let them prepare by giving them the line drawing version of the story to work through, and write out a script. Encourage them to add their own dialogue in English to flesh out the narrative. - Hot-seat a character: ask a student to imagine s/he is one of the characters in the story, then ask the rest of the class to ask her/him questions about the content of the story (“What did you do today?”, “How did you feel about being defeated by your son in a wrestling match?”, “Do you like going to school? Why (not)?”). - Print a line drawing version of the story, and cut it up into different sections, then ask the children to put the story back together by sticking the sections on a sheet of paper in the right order. - Read half of the story with the class, then ask children to write their own account (in English) of how the story continued. - Children write a diary entry for one of the characters in the story, or write another account from the point of view of one character. - Hot-seating: let children study and take on the role of one of the characters, then ask them questions in the voice of the character. - Tell your neighbor: let the students summarize (a part of) the story for their neighbor, remembering as many details as they can. - True or false? Prepare a series of statements about the story and ask the children to vote on whether they are true or false by a show of hands or using mini white boards or green and red pieces of paper. Each week's lessons will recommend have specific culture and connection content follow up as well.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
A Latin standard based report along with a grade percentage which is easily translatable for each student's needs and educational goals can be provided upon request.
Grades Offered
One Folder for printed materials 
One Composition Notebook
Writing Tool
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
The ancient world had different cultural practices and standards than those of modern times.  It is possible that the discussions of Roman setting of Pompeii might require a gentle understanding of this what happened to the people in the Bay of Naples. Each week parents can request materials be previewed a week in advance to help personalize the learning experience for each child.
The Primary Latin Course (PLC) Digital Textbook for young learners may be accessed by parents with parental approval.  Subsequent Reading Latin 1 texts will be shared as the learning community grows in its standard based  knowledge base.

 A link and a review of the initial text is available for parents here:
The PLC curriculum and team have been consulted when designing lessons for this online format. This resource has passed an independent Provo check for online resources.

The Hands Up Latin Course materials has already been aligned to the U.K.'s KS2 (Key Stage 2) Romans and Foreign Languages National Curriculum. 

 ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, as well as the work of the ACL task Force on Standards for 
Classical Language Learning have been consulted and documents to align the PLC curricula with these documents are in process for being developed for this Outschool course.

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(1)
Salvete Amici (Hello friends!) and Χαίρετε Ἀσπάζομαι ὑμᾶς, ὦ φιλέλληνες, (Hello!)
 My name is Andrea Craig Sansone - and I am the credentialed Classics teacher for  Zéphyr et Flore (ZF Education).

My degrees are: a BA in Classics (Latin... 
Group Class


weekly or $1,280 for 64 classes
2x per week, 32 weeks
50 min

Completed by 2 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 13-16
6-8 learners per class

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