Teaching Literacy with Latin
Welcome to the Paideia Institute’s Elementa curriculum! Elementa offers elementary and middle schools the opportunity to incorporate Latin into literacy instruction. Active learning materials and scripted lessons make the Elementa curriculum fun, engaging, and simple to use!
Student textbook: $25
Through Elementa, we teach the basics of Latin grammar and vocabulary in such a way that Latin provides students with the tools to improve their mastery of English and Spanish (and other languages!), but an equally crucial goal of the curriculum is to expose students to Roman culture and inspire their curiosity for the ancient world at large. Elementa can be used by teachers of all backgrounds regardless of their previous experience with Latin. You can preview our textbook here.
Teacher's Manual and Materials: $125 Teacher Training and Support: contact us Digital Resources: $125/year
"Over the course of two semesters, our students went from absolutely no knowledge of Latin language or Roman culture to acquaintance with and excitement about a range of Latin conversational phrases, Roman myths, and cultural facts."
"Teaching the students about English and Spanish derivatives not only aids them in their standardized tests, but also serves as a means to orient and unify the diverse classroom around the Latin language as a shared method of interaction."
"Students love learning about Roman mythology and culture from Elementa, while at the same time picking up grammar and critical reading skills that will serve them well in further education."