Aequora at Carmen South High School

Aequora at Carmen South High School

About Our Site and Aequora 

Our Aequora site is located at Carmen South Campus High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is a high school that provides many after-school programs and opportunities to its students, now including Latin. 

Aequora is a K-8 program focused on literacy via Latin. At Carmen South Campus High School, we have chosen Aequora because we believe in the benefits of a classical education. Through the Paideia Institute’s Aequora curriculum, our volunteers harness the classical languages’ power to improve literacy, cultural understanding, and equity in education — all while making the ancient Mediterranean world fun and accessible to students of all backgrounds.

Led by independent site coordinators, Aequora envisions Classics as an inclusive, diverse, and socially engaged field. 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!

How We Teach Aequora 

We host a club meeting once a month (usually the first Thursday of the month). We run our site with about 2-3 engaged volunteers leading a slideshow presentation and seminar and some fun Classics-themed activities! We end each meeting with a game (kahoot/quizlet- type quiz game) with prizes for the winners. We always have food and keep the meetings fun and engaging! We often include artistic and creative projects as well as stories from Greek and Roman history and mythology.


Site Coordinators

Our site coordinator Yukiko Mitchell is a student at Brookfield East High School from the Wisconsin Junior Classical League