About Our Site and Aequora
Our Aequora site is located at Sycamore Center in Steubenville, Ohio. It is a community center that provides many after-school programs and opportunities, now including Latin.
Aequora is a K-8 program focused on literacy via Latin. At Sycamore Center, 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 meet every Wednesday from 4-4:45pm at the Sycamore Center. We teach Latin vocabulary, discuss Roman mythology, do skits, and play games which help us delve into the classical tradition! 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.
Sarah Wear is a professor of Classics at Franciscan University. Clare Young is a senior Classics and History major at Franciscan.