About Our Site and Aequora
At Fulton High School, we have chosen Aequora because we believe in fostering students’ passions for classical studies. Through The Paideia Institute's Aequora curriculum, we harness the classical languages’ power to improve literacy 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
Fulton High School is located in Knoxville, TN. The student population at Fulton includes a majority of African-American and Hispanic students, who do not have an opportunity to learn Latin, as Latin is not offered as a regular class. We offer this program once a week, as a Classics Club that meets on Mondays after school.
Salvador Bartera, our site coordinator, is an Assistant Professor in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Classics Department. At UTK, he teaches Latin and Greek at all levels, and a variety of undergraduate courses in Greek and Roman civilization and literature. His department is excited to promote Classics in a public school, in the true spirit of the Volunteer State!