ABOUT OUR SITE AND AEQUORA
The Oxford Intermediate School is located in Oxford, MS. At Oxford Intermediate School, we are proud to partner with The Paideia Institute and offer Aequora as a curricular program during the school day.
Aequora is a K-8 curriculum focusing on literacy education via Latin. Led by independent site-coordinators, Aequora has expanded to over 30 sites in 12 states throughout the continental U.S.
At Oxford Intermediate School, 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.
Aequora is shaped by a belief that everyone should have access to Latin and by a vision of 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!
To learn more about The Paideia Institute’s Aequora program, its groundbreaking curriculum, or how we can work together, click Partner with Us.
HOW WE TEACH AEQUORA
Our "Aequora Latin Club" runs as an after-school club once a week during the school year. Oxford Intermediate School serves 5th and 6th graders and is right across the street from the local Boys and Girls Club, which allows students who usually go to the Boys and Girls Club after school to attend.
The Club is led by a team of University of Mississippi Classics professors and student volunteers, and we usually have a team member for every 3-4 students in the room. Though the Club is open to everyone, OIS has particularly promoted the Club to students in supplemental reading classes.
To lend your support for the Classics and public literacy by donating to the Paideia Institute, click Support Aequora.
HOW TO VOLUNTEER
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!
To learn more about volunteering at Oxford Intermediate School, or if you have questions about how you can get involved, use the Volunteer button below.
ABOUT OUR SITE COORDINATOR
Molly Pasco-Pranger, our site coordinator, is Associate Professor and Chair of the University of Mississippi Classics Department. At the University of Mississippi, she teaches Latin at all undergraduate levels, Greek when she gets a chance, and a variety of undergraduate courses in Greek and Roman civilization and literature. Her department is excited to promote "Latin for All!" in Mississippi's public schools.
Click below to learn more about Molly!