Classics Service Learning
The Paideia Institute partners with universities, schools, and community organizations to offer introductory Latin classes for elementary and middle school students. Our textbook, Aequora: Teaching Literacy with Latin, introduces the basics of Latin vocabulary and grammar, Roman culture and mythology, and connections between Latin, English, and Spanish, all through games and activities designed to show students that learning Latin is fun! The Aequora curriculum is shaped by a belief that everyone should have access to Latin and by a vision of Classics as an inclusive, diverse, and socially engaged field.
The Paideia Institute develops sites by working with:
- Public schools seeking to incorporate Latin in the school day curriculum.
- Universities and high schools seeking to create service-learning opportunities in Classics.
- After-school enrichment programs serving at-risk youth.
- Latin students who want to make a difference by volunteering to teach in their communities.
Here are some of our currently active Teaching Literacy with Latin sites:
- Aequora at IS 528 (Manhattan, NY)
- Aequora in Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge, LA)
- Aequora at The Sycamore Center (Steubenville, OH)
- Aequora at St. Adalbert Catholic School (South Bend, IN)
- Aequora at St Francis High School (Sacramento, CA)
- Aequora at Great Neck Library (Great Neck, NY)
- Aequora at Oundle Primary School (Peterborough, UK)
- Aequora at The Bement School (Deerfield, MA)
- Aequora at Fulton High School (Knoxville, TN)
- Aequora in Baltimore City (Baltimore, MD)
- Aequora at Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library (The Bronx, NY)
- Aequora at PS 154 (Brooklyn, NY)
Aequora at PS 84 (Manhattan, NY)