Department of Classics

University of Mississippi

Students and Faculty offer Aequora Latin Club at Oxford Intermediate

Beginning in January 2018, a team of faculty and student volunteers from the Department of Classics have run a weekly after school Latin club for 5th and 6th graders at Oxford Intermediate School. The club uses a curriculum and program model called Aequora, developed by the Paideia Institute to support literacy skills while learning about Latin and Roman culture through fun activities and games. The undergraduate students involved get hands-on experience leading a class, working one-on-one with students, and participating in a team. More than thirty OIS students have been involved in the program so far, and three UM faculty members and nearly twenty UM students.

Sophomore Madeleine McCracken and "Caelia" work on a Latin sentence relay race.

Sophomore Madeleine McCracken and “Caelia” work on a Latin sentence relay race.

Madeleine McCracken leads "Vocab Victory".

Madeleine McCracken leads “Vocab Victory”.

Henry Busby, Dr. Aileen Ajootian, and Mary Reagan Starrett work with club member "Voconius".

Henry Busby, Dr. Aileen Ajootian, and Mary Reagan Starrett work with club member “Voconius”.

Dr. Molly Pasco-Pranger and UM senior Mary Grace Stewart work with OIS students.

Dr. Molly Pasco-Pranger and UM senior Mary Grace Stewart work with OIS students.