ABOUT OUR SITE AND AEQUORA
Our Aequora site is located at the Great Neck Library in Great Neck, NY. It is a library that provides many after-school programs and opportunities to its patrons, now including Latin.
Aequora is a K-8 program focused on literacy via Latin. 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
Known locally as the "Junior Levels Latin Club,” this Aequora site is one of several afterschool and evening programs for children through the Great Neck Public Library. Our students range from 5th to 8th grades, and no prior experience with Latin is needed. Not only do we assist those students who take Latin in school, but we also encourage participation from anyone interested in Roman history and culture, Greco-Roman mythology, and Latin. Through Aequora’s curriculum, we hope to create a fun environment that fosters a genuine excitement for learning.
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. We are always looking for new volunteers!
The Great Neck Public Library site is run by Danielle "Dani" Kobrick, a student at Great Neck North High School.