ABOUT OUR SITE AND AEQUORA
The Southern Utah Aequora Branch is the first Aequora branch open in Utah! We have partnered with SUU Success and Southern Utah University to teach high school students conversational Latin in Cedar City, UT. At SUU, we are proud to partner with The Paideia Institute and offer Aequora as an after-school program.
Aequora is a K-8 curriculum focusing on literacy education via Latin. Led by independent site-coordinators, Aequora has expanded to over 40 sites in 12 states throughout the continental U.S.
At SUU, 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
At SUU, we meet on Mondays and Fridays from 4:00-5:00pm in SUU's General Classroom building room 311. Our Spring schedule runs from January through March.
Our group study uses the opportunity of learning Latin to learn grammatical concepts and discuss how language can influence our culture. Each week we have an author highlight, focusing on the background of an important Latin author and study abridgments of their works. As we continue to grow our understanding of Latin, we plan to work on creating our own skits, poems, and jokes.
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 our site, or if you have questions about how you can get involved, use the Volunteer button below.
Our site coordinator, Carl Anderson, is a college student at Southern Utah University. Click below to learn more about Carl!