Abstract

In an ever-modernizing public school system, many subjects seen as outdated or unnecessary are losing support in favor of subjects that appear on state tests and other assessments. To contribute to the pool of resources for Latin and Ancient History courses in high school and to demonstrate the usefulness of a Classics education, this project focused on creating ninth grade Latin language materials for a unit on Roman slavery that combines Latin language learning with Social Studies curricula. Social Studies instructional methods, including interdisciplinary teaching, thematic units, and inclusivity framed the entire unit. Additionally, the creation of individual materials incorporated aspects of specific Latin language learning methods, such as the Reading Method and the Modern Language Model as well as accounted for broader debates, such as the whether high school Latin courses should emphasize translation or textual analysis. Finally, to aid organization and accessibility, and to foster the democratization of knowledge, all materials are hosted on a website, which is structured as a classroom.

Advisor

Biro Walters, Jordan

Second Advisor

Shaya, Josephine

Department

History; Classical Studies

Disciplines

Ancient History, Greek and Roman through Late Antiquity | Classical Literature and Philology | Secondary Education

Publication Date

2017

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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