Aequora at the Bethlehem Area Public Library

Aequora at the Bethlehem Area Public Library

About Our Site and Aequora 

Our Aequora site is located at the Bethlehem Area Public Library in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It is a library 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 the Bethlehem Area Public Library, 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 

This site is independently run by Jake Welton, and meets every week. They meet in the youth services area of the Bethlehem Area Public Library, where they go through course content in addition to fun Latin games. 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.


Site Coordinators 

Our site coordinator, Jake Welton, is a student at Moravian Academy.