Online Resources for Teaching from Home
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ACCADEMIA VIVARIUM NOVUM
Online courses in Latin and Greek
We are pleased to announce that, for the first time since its inception, the Accademia Vivarium novum will be offering intensive online courses in Latin and Greek as a response to the unparalleled events surrounding the coronavirus and in place of our annual summer program.
The aim of these courses is to build reading and speaking proficiency for both beginners and more advanced students, enabling them to converse with the ancient authors using the same language in which they thought and wrote. Students will have the opportunity to participate in daily seminars, colloquia, and composition exercises with teachers who have been employing the “nature” or “inductive-contextual” method in an immersive learning environment for more than ten years. Over the course of month-long intensive classes, Latin and Greek students will make their way through Hans H. Ørberg’s celebrated textbook Familia Romana and the revised Italian edition of Athenaze in addition to portions of classical prose and poetry. Latin literature courses will also be offered for advanced students. Each course has a limited number of seats.
The course offerings are listed below; click here for detailed descriptions of each module:
Click here to apply: https://vivariumnovum.net/en/distance-learning/form
ACIS Tours has opened a website of lesson plans for teachers of foreign languages including Latin and Greek.
ACTFL will be releasing many resources out in our Connection newsletter tomorrow and through social media, our website, etc. Our Distance Learning SIG is putting out a lot of content right now as well and we’ve encouraged them to cross-post in the public Language Educators Community and Genevieve Borello has created a COVID-19 thread there as well.
AMAZING EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
Check this crowd-sourced site for links to a vast variety of resources: http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com
ANCIENT ROME LIVE
The American Institute for Roman Culture has been active in Rome for over 17 years with teaching and excavations and heritage preservation initiatives. In the past five years AIRC have become a real online leader on various social media platforms, amplified by Darius Arya’s international TV hosting and collaborations with the city of Rome, museums of the city of Rome, national superintendency, MiBACT, and a robust amount of travel throughout Italy and throughout the Roman Empire. The webpage lists live and recorded seminars.
AP LATIN RESOURCES
AP exams in 2020 will be at-home, online tests. Check http://apstudents.org/exams2020 for more information.
AP Latin online classes and review sessions taught by Ms. Jennie Luongo, St. Andrew's Episcopal School (Austin, TX) and Mr. Benjamin Johnson, Hampden Academy, (Hampden, ME). Produced by the College Board. Topics include "Beliefs of Druids" and "Gallic Knights" from De Bello Gallico. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoGgviqq48459FanuiZNHWzyvs8AfIEre
Jennie Luongo and Ben Johnson also shared their student Materials for the AP Latin Livestream videos. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1embVvgSJZsImXI0JwEsB1APY6685iYz9
Ascanius is providing free materials on various topics at the following link: www.ascaniusyci.org/shootingstar. Most teachers know Ascanius as a group whose focus is on the elementary and middle school levels, but a lot of these activities are suitable for high school students as well, especially if they're doing enrichment on their own. The Shooting Star, the e-newsletter for Ascanius members, is now available for free. Each of the thirty issues explores a different topic and features full lesson and activity ideas.
BLOOMSBURY DIGITAL RESOURCES – Response to COVID19
As we all work together through an unprecedented situation, Bloomsbury Digital Resources would like to help the library and educational community in any way we can. Our resources are now available upon request through the end of May 2020, at no cost or obligation and on an unlimited access basis. Should you wish to enable access for your Institution, please email us at the addresses below:
UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa: OnlineSalesUK@bloomsbury.com
Australia and New Zealand, Asia, India: OnlineSalesANZ@bloomsbury.com
In addition to access, we will provide links to all resources that allow faculty to make the best use of the content, particularly for online courses. These include links to lesson plans, teaching tools, and featured content that we’ve created to provide a pathway into the resource.
Arcadian Library Online
Bloomsbury Food Library
Berg Fashion Library
Bloomsbury Medieval Studies
Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts
Bloomsbury Popular Music
Bloomsbury Architecture Library
Bloomsbury Cultural History
Bloomsbury Design Library
Fashion Photography Archive
Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies
Human Kinetics Library
Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers
Theology & Religion Online
Michelle Kelly: Associate Marketing Director Bloomsbury Digital Resources 1385 Broadway, 5th Floor New York, NY 10018 212.419.5321 email@example.com www.bloomsburydigitalresources.com Follow us on Twitter @BloomsburyDigtl
BOLCHAZY-CARDUCCI PUBLISHERS Online Resources
In response to school closures due to COVID-19, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers is making a variety of materials available to the classics community in order to ease the transition to distance learning. Please see our new Distance Learning page to learn more about the digital products that we are offering at no charge. Via this page, you can also freely access downloadable packets of fair use excerpts from our books as well as some fun mythology-related activities. Link to the Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers Distance Learning page https://www.bolchazy.com/Distance-Learning.aspx
As ever, we are committed to serving the needs of the classics community.
We've made Cambridge Elevate digital trials available for 90 days to give teachers and students free digital access to all units of the Cambridge Latin Course. Teachers and students can sign up using this link: https://www.cambridge.org/us/education/90-day-trial
Teachers: once you sign up, you’ll get an automatic email providing you with log-in details. You can ask your students to sign up for their own accounts, or you can sign up multiple times, using your own email address, and then distribute the unique log-ins to your students.
As part of our mandate to support the teaching and learning of Classics, we have always offered fully-subsidized professional development to support the Latin teaching community. We are now privileged to work with the educators below to present a series on diversity and inclusion in the Latin classroom, open to all Latin teachers. Diversity and Inclusion in the Latin Classroom
Diogenes comes as software and a web app on which students can read any Latin or Greek text with vocabulary and morphology support parallel to the text. It is totally free and teachers inform us that they use it to prepare for class, for in class translation, and that they encourage students to use it. Moreover, they vouch that Diogenes helps students improve faster and achieve a better understanding of the language. https://d.iogen.es/
Hackett Publishing is launching Familia Romana Essentials Online, an online course offering students, instructors, and self-learners a fully digital Latin learning experience for Pars I of the Lingua Latina per se illustrata series. Familia Romana Essential Online includes the complete Familia Romana text in eBook format, auto-correcting exercises from Exercitia Latina I, audio recordings of the text read aloud in your choice of classical or ecclesiastical pronunciation, flashcard sets for vocabulary practice, a searchable Latin/English glossary that includes all vocabulary from Familia Romana, and more. Instructors can learn more and request free review access here: https://www.hackettpublishing.com/familia-romana-online
Hackett is also participating in the RedShelf Responds and VitalSource Helps initiatives, offering free access to Hackett titles via Vitalsource and Redshelf for Spring 2020 semester students on COVID-19 affected campuses. Free instructor eBook exam copies of Hackett titles are also available, learn more here: https://www.hackettpublishing.com/ebook-desk-exam
Hands Up (Suburani) For elementary schools, our Primary Latin Course is free and entirely open access (i.e. no log-in required - just go ahead and use it!). It's designed to be used by specialist and non-specialist teachers, and by parents at home. For middle/high schools, we're making our online version of Suburani entirely free for all schools and all their students until the end of July. If teachers email us at firstname.lastname@example.org we'll set them up. We only have Book 1, but it could be good as a reader/review for Latin II students too.
Joe Goodkin is a Chicago-based musician and songwriter who graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor’s Degree in Classics. Since 2002, Joe has been traveling the United States as a modern bard performing his 24 song one-man folk opera retelling of Homer’s Odyssey to high school, college, and general audiences, over 300 performances in 41 states at such institutions as Harvard, Brown, UC-Berkeley, Stanford, Duke, Princeton, and many more. 2021 will be his 10th consecutive NJCL convention Odyssey performance. In 2020, just before the pandemic hit, he premiered a second epic song cycle, 17 songs inspired by the events of Homer's Iliad, entitled The Blues of Achilles.
For anyone ever frustrated because JSTOR was behind a pay firewall, JSTOR Makes Database Accessible to the Public. The online academic resource has made over 6,000 ebooks and over 150 journals accessible without the need for an online login through June 30, 2020. "Cambridge and Oxford have opened the archives of their university presses – which also house online databases –to public access until the end of May, meaning students can access over 700 online textbooks for free."
THE LATINUM INSTITUTE
The Latinum Institute is a Latin language audiocourse provider: Latinum has been online since 2006, and has taught thousands of students Latin, including many postgraduates and a number of professors, who use the course for ongoing professional development.
This site has the links for 12 world famous museums with digital tours and highlights.
PROSPETTIVA ART TOURS
Prospettiva virtual tours cover a wide array of historical and art-history topics, ranging from antiquity to the early modern period. We explore a variety of historical topics, from the every day life in ancient and early modern cities to representations of power. Exploring both world famous sites and those unknown to most, these lectures will bring history and the history of art to life through tailor made HD filming, as well as perceptive lecturing and lively discussions.
The virtual tours last 60 minutes followed by another 30 minutes of Q&A with our lecturers who will be delighted to answer any of your questions. Small groups with maximum 15 participants to ensure maximum interaction.
Streamed live, these virtual tours will bring our experts’ passion and expertise straight into your home, with exclusively created content specially prepared for each virtual tour. At the end you will have the chance to interact live with our experts who will be happy to answer any questions for a truly interactive and engaging experience.
Prospettiva has tailored lectures to teachers of Classics and Ancient History, including lectures of Pompeii and Rome based on live footage. Topics of discussion include the eruption of AD 79; every day life in Pompeii and Herculaneum; dining and bathing in the Roman period.
Scholars Online offers courses from introductory to advanced levels in both Greek and Latin, and accepts middle school, high school, and adult learners. We've had a number of aduts take advanced courses for professional continuing education credit. Our courses are accredited through MSA-CESS. www.scholarsonline.org.
SCS Resource List
As many of you are now physically isolated from your schools, campuses, and libraries, obviously access to library resources is a pressing concern.
A number of publishers are opening up their content and making books and journals accessible in a variety of ways.
1. The digital Classical Loeb Library recently announced that it is making its subscription free to all schools and universities affected by COVID-19 until June 30, 2020. Librarians should email email@example.com for more details. In addition, SCS members can access the library for free until June 30, 2020 via the For MembersOnly page of our website.
2. Johns Hopkins University Press and a number of publishers that contribute content to Project Muse are making books and journals freely accessible for several months. JHUP journals include AJP, TAPA, and CW.
3. JSTOR has created a page advising how to get access to JSTOR off-campus. JSTOR and ARTstor are also making more content available to schools, colleges, universities, and public libraries. Contact your library staff to see exactly what is available to you.
4. Libraries which subscribe to ProQuest's Ebook Central will find that ebooks from 75 publishers are now available to all library patrons remotely.
5. Oxford University Press is offering a number of free resources. This includes free access to OUP higher education titles via Vitalsource and Redshelf for students on COVID-19 affected campuses. There may well be more announcements along these lines from other publishers in the coming days.
6. Transparent Language offers Transparent Language Online, an online language-learning resource that has learning content in over 110 languages, including Latin! Many libraries across the US and Canada offer Transparent Language Online free to their community through the library website (you can search for your library by zip code here to see if it’s available: https://www.transparent.com/libraries/find-transparent-language-online.html). If your local public library does not offer Transparent Language Online, you can sign up for a free 14-day trial of the program at https://education.transparent.com/mylearning/game/ng/#/signup/trial/choose. Transparent Language also offers a wide variety of additional free language resources that can be found at https://www.transparent.com/language-resources
The VRoma Project is first and foremost a community of awesome scholars, both teachers and students, who create online resources for teaching about the Latin language and ancient Roman culture. The two major components of the project are its online learning environment (MUVE, Multi-User Virtual Environment), which has received several favorable external reviews, and its collection of internet resources.