About Our Site and Aequora
Our Aequora site is located at Germantown Friends School with Breakthrough in Philadelphia, PA. It is a school that provides many after-school/weekend programs and opportunities to its students, now including Latin.
Aequora is a K-8 program focused on literacy via Latin. At GFS, we have chosen Aequora because we believe in the benefits of a classical education. Through The Paideia Institute’s Aequora curriculum, our volunteer harness the classical languages’ power to improve 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
This Aequora site is run by Michelle Park. Her goal is to make the Classics accessible and fun to learn! The Aequora program is sustained by enthusiastic volunteers all over the country who care about making a difference and want to fight educational inequality through sharing their love of Latin.
Our site coordinator, Michelle Park, is a student at Germantown Friends School.