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Monday, June 27 • 6:45pm - 7:45pm
8E1 Refugees in Classical Texts and the Modern World

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This paper will present a semester-long project undertaken by an Advanced Latin class to connect the ancient world to the modern one. The students researched exile and refugees in Greek and Roman literature and secondary scholarship of the Classics. The students also looked at the current refugee crisis in Europe through news media, political commentary, and governmental reports. The students synthesized their ancient findings as a group though an electronic portfolio and presentation. They compared the ancient and modern situations in an individual paper in English. Finally, they created a Latin composition summarizing the humanitarian issues raised by their explorations. By focusing on world language readiness standards through project-based learning, the assignment was intended to develop student abilities in communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. Student language skills, cultural knowledge, and digital literacy all improved over the course of the semester.


Linda Montross

Co-chair, National Latin Exam

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Keely Lake

Teacher of Latin and Ancient Greek; Coordinator of Interdisciplinary Programs, Wayland Academy

Monday June 27, 2016 6:45pm - 7:45pm
UTC Room 4.112

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