It’s All Greek (And Latin) To Them

Harrisonburg Elementary Students Get Crash Course In Ancient Languages

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Posted: March 10, 2014

Kevin Jefferson, who teaches Latin at Woodgrove High School in Loudoun County, shows elementary students the Greek alphabet Saturday at Spotswood Elementary School. The Roman Explorers workshop about Latin and Greek was hosted by Harrisonburg Public Schools. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Adaliz Estrella, 8, who attends Spotswood Elementary School, recreates Ancient Roman mosaic art with Froot Loops and graham crackers. The Roman Explorers workshop about Latin and Greek was hosted by Harrisonburg Public Schools.
Students built mock Roman roads with various snack foods to show the layered engineering techniques used by the Romans. The Roman Explorers workshop about Latin and Greek was hosted by Harrisonburg Public Schools.

HARRISONBURG — After a tricky game of “Magistra Dicit,” which is basically “Simon Says” (literally “Master Says”), but in Latin, Harrisonburg second-graders ran to their parents to give them a...



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