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Learn Latin with MOCA

Are you homeschooling? Do you want to learn a little bit of Latin? Pupils and children will now be able to learn Latin with the Museum of Classical Archaeology and students from the Faculty of Classics.

Students studying Classics from the Faculty of Classics are creating engaging online resources aimed at primary school children with no prior knowledge of Latin or the Ancient World. They will be free and available from this page, with new resources added every week. Our students (some of whom have only recently learned Latin themselves) are eager to share their love of Latin online and to try teaching the next generation. 

Over the next eight weeks, we will be releasing new resources every Monday. Each week will have a different theme. All tasks and activities are designed to take around 15 minutes, giving you the flexibility to do as little or as much as you want in one day or even one week. 

Introductory videos and instruction/answer sheets will also be available. 
Watch the first introductory video on numbers and introductions here. 

Traditionally, the Museum co-ordinates after-school Latin clubs in 6 local primary schools: we send Classics Faculty students to teach Latin in local state schools. This year this has not been possible. Fortunately our students are prepared to meet this challenge and are working on new online resources, which parents and teachers will be able to use to teach Latin from scratch.

List of Contents

Week 1: Getting to Know You.

Week 2: Animals, Colours and Verbs

Week 3: Family and Nouns

Week 4: Town and House. 

Week 5: Roman Baths. 

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Week 1: Getting to Know You. 

Learn Latin with MOCA, week 1: greetings and numbers

In this first lesson, we will see:

  1. Greetings: How the Romans greeted each other in Latin.
  2. Numerals: How to say and write numbers in Latin.
  3. Etymology: How some English words come from Latin words.

Introductory video

 

Activities and resources

Activity Plan

Greetings:

Numerals: 

Etymology

Week 2: Animals, Colours and Verbs.

Augustus on blue background. Text: Week 2 Learn Latin with Moca

 In the 2nd lesson, we will see:

  1. Animals: Learn about farm animals with Lucius. 
  2. Verbs: How to say the sheep walks and more!
  3. Colours: Use Latin to describe the animals. 
  4. More Derivatives! 

Introductory Video

Activities and Resources 

Activity Plan

Derivatives

Animals 

Verbs

Colours 

Answer Sheets 

Week 3: Family and Nouns.

Augustus on dark blue background. Text: week 3 you will learn about: Roman Families, Nouns and Roman Names 

In the third week we will learn:

  1. Nouns: Latin nouns have cases and genders! 
  2. Family: How to introduce your family in Latin
  3. Names: A challenging exercise about complicated Roman names. 

Introductory Video

Activities and Resources 

Nouns

Family

Names

Week 4: Town and House. Augustus on purple background. Text: Week 4 Learn Latin with Moca

In this week we will learn:

  1. House and Town: What were Roman houses and Towns like? Learn new vocabulary. 
  2. Verbs: Learn more about verbs with Lucious
  3. Nouns: Meet the Nominative and Accusative Neuter and build your first Latin sentences.  

Introductory Video

Activities and Resources 

House and Town

Verbs 

Nouns and Prepositions:

Answer Sheets 

 

Week 5: Roman Baths. 

Augustus on blue background. Text: Week 5 Learn Latin with Moca

In this week we will learn:

  1. Roman Baths: What were the Roman baths like? Learn new vocabulary.
  2. Nominative and Accusative Plural: Learn how to form the plural in the nominative and accusative.
  3. Revision: Revise what you have learnt so far, and meet the might of Neptune, God of the Sea!

Introductory Video

Activities and Resources 

Roman Baths

Plurals: Nominative and Accusative Nouns

Story Time and Fun Activities  

Tell us what you think

Have you used any of these resources? We would love to know what you think. Please consider completing our very short online survey, which should take no longer than five minutes:

 

 

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