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Teaching and Learning Latin

Multum legendum, non multa — read much, not many. There is a tendency to multiply courses and programs and curricula in homeschooling. Latin is one of the areas where many people attempt it but few actually succeed in becoming comfortable with reading Latin.

Educational TV

Sometimes you can actually find useful things from the National Broacaster. At the moment we’re following two programs: Atoms of Fire Australia’s Prime Ministers The first is available through iview, the second we record through our computer thanks to mythTV.

Maps of Australia

To save someone the trouble, if possible. Here is a simple map of Australia with state boundaries and rivers Here is a slightly more detailed map and Here is a similar map labelled

Chesterbelloc copywork

Here are some ideas for copywork from Project Gutenberg. Each link takes you to the ebook page. The HTML format is good for cutting and pasting into a word processor (like OpenOffice Writer or Microsoft Word).

DIY handwriting worksheets with LaTeX

There are several handwriting fonts already designed in METAFONT - the native font engine for TeX and family. Most of these are German, one Austrian, one French - that’s just the ones I know of.

A Curriculum for 2010

I'm writing this in late August, so maybe not so much a plan as a report. The most exciting new thing for this year has been finding the Classical Liberal Arts Academy(CLAA).

A Curriculum for 2009

Perhaps not the school-in-a-box experience, but I'm thinking about a plan for this year. Maths I'm sold on CMIT's Maths Enhancement Program right now. Daily lesson plans and worksheets including lots of hands on ideas.

Learning Latin

I like learning Latin. I like sharing Latin with my kids. As I’m a cheapskate, I like to self-publish books via Lulu: Elements of Latin, by Benjamin D’Ooge - spiral bound, 462 pages Key to Elements of Latin - paperback, 70 pages Catholic’s Latin Instructor, by Edward Caswall - paperback, 282 pages A few other projects: