Level: Form II (4th–6th grades)
Subject(s): Languages—World & Classical
This course will provide a lively introduction to the Latin language and the culture of Roman Britain with a highly illustrated mix of comic strips, stories, and myths. The course text centers on a real family who lived at Vindolanda in 100AD and features many of the artifacts and writing tablets from the Vindolanda excavations. Students will follow the antics of Flavius, Minimus the mouse, Vibrissa the cat, and their Roman family. Roman and Greek myths are intertwined with the family’s story, along with photos of artefacts from Roman digs to bring the culture of Roman Britain to life.
Instructor Abby Leija-Cardenas’s two passions in life are language and art. A native speaker of both Spanish and English, Abby is trilingual in English, Spanish, and French. Additionally, she studied Latin and earned a minor in biblical languages to complement her degree in interdisciplinary studies from Houston Baptist University where she was a student in the Honors College. She recently put her language mastery to good use when she participated in a fellowship teaching English in Northern Israel. As a native Spanish speaker, she wishes to help her BHSC students enjoy the beauty of Spanish while learning a valuable life skill.
Supplies fee: TBD
We will be using Minimus: Starting out in Latin from Cambridge University Press.