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Schole Academy Latin Club

discimus vitae, non scholae

– Seneca the Younger, 65 CE

Salvete omnes! Welcome to the Schole Academy Latin Club! This year, students in Latin Club will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and appreciation of Latin through the exploration of conversational Latin, Roman cultural traditions, and classical practices that still impact the modern world today. Students will learn more about the mythology, history, and art of the ancient world while bolstering their growing knowledge of the written and spoken language itself. Whether through amicable Certamen competitions (Latin quizzing), or at-home constructions of ancient Roman ruins, students in Latin Club will benefit from the diverse exposure to many of classical civilization’s greatest treasures. 

The Zoom Meeting ID for Latin Club is provided on Schoology. Login to Schoology and check the calendar.

 

Quarter 3 Meetings:

  • January 16 at 1-2PM EST (one meeting this month – same time as normal Meeting B time)
  • February 4 at 3-4PM EST (Meeting A)
  • February 20 at 1-2PM EST (Meeting B)
  • March 3 at 3-4PM EST (Meeting A)
  • March 17 at 1-2PM EST (Meeting B)
     

 

Quarter 3 Curriculum Guide:

January:
    Cultural Topic: Mythology & Roman religion
    Oral Latin: Conversation & Days of the Week
    Preparatory Piece: Origins of Roman religion; Janus, god of thresholds & doorways
         Supplies Needed: 1) Paper (if you have light brown, yellow, or orange paper, that would be best, but white printer paper will work fine too), 2) scissors, 3) a black writing utensil (a black marker would be best). 
 
February:
    Cultural Topic: Lupercalia-inspired Valentines
    Oral Latin: Exclamations & Commands
    Preparatory Piece: Roman Festival of Lupercalia: history and practices
March:
    Cultural Topic: Ides of March
    Oral Latin: Question & Answer (mock interview-style)
    Preparatory Piece: Introduction to the Roman calendar system
 

The Details:

  • Who can be in Latin Club?
    Any students in Latin 1-3 are welcome to join.
  • When will Latin Club happen?
    Latin Club will be offered twice a month (Meeting A & Meeting B) so that students can choose to attend the meeting that fits their schedule better.
  • Where will Latin Club take place?
    There will be a Zoom meeting room specifically for SA Latin Club. The link will be available to all interested members.
  • Can students attend both monthly meetings? 
    Yes, they can, although it will be the same agenda for both monthly meetings. 
  • What will a typical Club meeting entail?
    Latin Club will include several types of activities, from practicing conversational Latin to discussing mythology or art, to exploring a Roman cultural tradition or engaging in Certamen-esque (Latin quizzing) competitions. 
  • What do students need for Club?
    Students may wish to have their Latin notes and resources nearby for club meetings, in order to facilitate lively and robust discussion and participation. Additionally, there will be activities throughout the year that may require simple supplies. Please check the quarterly schedule for details about any and all supplies needed for each meeting.

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