I wrote here about my Latin Movie Trailers projects and I promised more posters (and the videos) to come. Well, a bit longer than I would have liked, here are the other posters. Two disclaimers: 1. I included the ones from the previous post just to have them all in one place; and 2. the new ones are photos of the printed versions from the bulletin board (if they look a little funky). Enjoy.
In our language PD today (thanks, Megan and Kara) and saw what could be a cool activity to try. It began with a Spanish Wikipedia page on Lionel Messi and a checklist of information to find in the article: team, position, jersey number, etc. They then showed a Latin example with an updated idea: rather than searching for specific information, use color coded categories to find information:
- blue = people / names
- green = location(s)
- yellow = actions / deeds
- pink = time / date
- orange = personality / character / variable (depending on the topic)
I was thinking even that the original checklist activity would be a good activity but I like this even more, though they target different things, the former specific information and comprehension, the latter more recognition. (And some of them are debatable / on the border but for the sake of illustration.)
Just received the latest issue of the ACL’s Classical Outlook and not only was a review of my A Latin Grammar Quick Reference in the Clearinghouse section but it was also very positive (thanks, SK). I’ve included a .jpg below and you can download a .pdf here.
I would add too that it can (and perhaps can best) be used with the Mac’s iBooks app as well. We are a 1:1 school with MacBook Airs and so my students primarily use the book on their laptops. And the real advantage is indeed the navigable table of contents. The ability to quickly access those forms in a consistent and focused way (as opposed to the clutter of Google search results) has been hugely helpful to my students, more so even than I envisioned when I wrote it; seeing it in action has made it a more indispensable part of my class than I expected.
Bolchazy-Carducci has published their Martia Dementia bracket and contest, in which seeded Roman emperors vie for bracket supremacy, e.g. in the first round? 1 seed Augustus vs. 16 seed Anaximander. See here for a complete description of and rules for the contest.