Latin, more than ever before, is a living language of universal and perennial relevance that is enjoying a revival in schools across
the country. The study of Latin, as well as the study of Classics in general, helps students understand humanity and appreciate the
influence that the classical world has had on virtually every aspect of our lives, including our literature and laws, art and architecture,
political ideals, values, and sense of history. Much research has shown that studying the ancient world at a young age advances students
far ahead of their peers in such wide and varying fields as reading, vocabulary, spelling, math, science, and logic skills. The study of
the Classics, especially at the elementary school level, has become increasingly important with the advent of new state and local assessments. In short,
Latin and the Classics give students a means of understanding the connection between ancient and modern, not only factually, but with the
critical judgment to put that knowledge to use.
LatinSummer is an exciting two-week summer enrichment program that provides students a unique chance to learn about Latin and the
classical world. Students explore Latin, mythology, and Roman culture, and will find timeless connections between the ancient world
and their own. Held this year in Amherst, Charleston, St. Louis, and Williamsburg.
Roman Explorers is a 3-4 hour outreach program in which elementary school students delve into the Latin language, Roman culture, ancient
mythology, and English word study based on Latin roots. The program helps to strengthen academic knowledge and better prepare students to
meet standards and to succeed on assessments.
Are you looking for curricula to help excite elementary and middle school students about the Classics in your school? Do you have specific
topics you are interested in presenting to the students at your school but don't know where to start? The Institute can provide specialized
curricula developed specially for your classrooms and even train teachers to implement the curriculum!