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Written by Dennis   
Wednesday, 31 March 2010 17:55
This page offers a glimpse at some of the materials I have created for use in the classroom or by students at home.

PowerPoint Presentations

These presentations are used to enliven lessons or to share certain kinds of material (e.g., artwork) that would otherwise be unattainable.
  • An Adventure With a Lion, the venerable old teaching aid for prepositions adapted from the original Greek form as a class review activity. Students first fill-in their best guesses on a printed copy, then call out and check their responses as we review the presentation.
  • CORPVS HVMANVM, a review of the parts of the human body, is keyed to chapter 11 of Oerberg's Lingua Latina.
  • Reviewing Vergil's Aeneid: refreshing your memory by recalling memorable lines. This presents students with lines accompanied by illustrations to foster discussion of the content and aid in long term recall in preparation for the exam.
  • What to Do About Dead People in Ancient Rome. Adapted in part from material found in Charles Anthon's Manual of Roman Antiquities (1851), this presentation gives an overview of Roman funerary practices with appropriate illustrations.
  • Prelude to Carthage. These slides accompany lecture and note taking before the study of the Punic Wars begins. The middle section includes a map activity in which students begin to learn the names of the regions of ancient Italy. (You can download the blank map here, and there is more on the blog.)

Web Resources

Some of these resources are intended for regular practice, while others are designed to aid in specific lessons.


Some of these handouts are kept in place in the student's binder and referred to as needed, while others have immediate, practical application.
  • ALEA VERBALES, or verb dice, were created to give students an opportunity to quickly, easily, and enjoyably work out verb synopses. They can make the dice quickly out of paper, choose a verb to work from, and begin rolling, now producing the 2nd person singular, now the 1st person plural. The accompanying sheet, a Guide to Using Principal Parts, helps students struggling with the principal parts to pick up the patterns and to quickly develop facility with this necessary skill.

  • Asking Questions LATINE, a quick reference guide for students.
  • Who Were the Roman Kings? features a rhyme to recall each king in order, noting some memorable feature of his reign and accompanied by appropriate illustrations. The sheet is backed with a slightly more detailed account of each king's reign.
  • Figures of Speech for AP Latin: Vergil, with clear, precise definitions, examples taken largely from book I to facilitate quick mastery, and where applicable notes on comparing and differentiating among various devices.


Wall Materials

These materials were created to make up for a lack of funds an inaccessibility to resources to create the right classroom environment. A color printer, a laminator, and a little design sense go a long way.
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