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Welcome to Elementa’s Digital Resources!

Elementa offers elementary and middle schools the opportunity to incorporate Latin into literacy instruction. Active learning materials and scripted lessons make the Elementa curriculum fun, engaging, and simple to use.

Through Elementa, we teach the basics of Latin grammar and vocabulary in such a way that Latin provides students with the tools to improve their mastery of English and Spanish (and other languages!), but an equally crucial goal of the curriculum is to expose students to Roman culture and inspire their curiosity for the ancient world at large. Elementa can be used by teachers of all backgrounds regardless of their previous experience with Latin.

Elementa’s Student Textbook provides a digital version of our student textbook, enhanced with clickable vocabulary, quizzes, and video presentations.

What’s in this course?

  • 11 units, 3 lessons per unit
  • A private discussion forum for your class
  • Course customization abilities provide flexibility in assigning lessons, as well as rearranging or adding content to slides.
  • Support from Paideia Staff

Upon completion of the curriculum, students will be able to:

Recall basic Latin phrases and a vocabulary of 150+ Latin words.
• Identify the parts of speech in a Latin or English sentence.
• Critically discuss aspects of Roman culture and its influence on the present.
• Recognize major characters and narratives from classical mythology and analyze its influence on contemporary literature and popular culture.
• Correctly determine the meanings of English and Spanish words by using knowledge of Latin roots and affixes.

The Elementa Curriculum

The Elementa textbook includes eleven units and three additional lessons on “Elements of Literacy.” Each unit is composed of three main sections:

  • A grammar lesson focusing on a Latin part of speech (accompanied by a vocabulary chart)
  • A culture lesson centered on a key element of ancient Roman history or society
  • A mythology lesson based on a narrative that allows you to place the vocabulary you learn into the appropriate context

Course Content

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Unit 1

Unit 1 Vocabulary

2 Topics Sample Lesson
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Lesson 1.1: Who were the Romans?

1 Topic | 1 Quiz Sample Lesson
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Lesson 1.2: Romance Languages and Derivatives

1 Quiz Sample Lesson
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Lesson 1.3: What is Mythology?

2 Quizzes Sample Lesson
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Unit 2

Unit 2 Vocabulary

2 Topics
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Lesson 2.1: Nouns

1 Quiz
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Lesson 2.2: The Roman Family

1 Quiz
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Lesson 2.3: Romulus and Remus

2 Quizzes
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Unit 3

Unit 3 Vocabulary

2 Topics
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Lesson 3.1: Pronouns

1 Quiz
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Lesson 3.2: Roman Food

1 Quiz
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Lesson 3.3: Ceres and Proserpina

2 Quizzes
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Unit 4

Unit 4 Vocabulary

2 Topics
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Lesson 4.1: Verbs and Imperatives

1 Quiz
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Lesson 4.2: Roman Army

1 Quiz
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Lesson 4.3: Theseus and the Minotaur

1 Topic | 2 Quizzes
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Unit 5

Unit 5 Vocabulary

Lesson 5.1: Interrogatives

1 Quiz
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Lesson 5.2: Roman Education

1 Quiz
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Lesson 5.3: Arachne and Minerva

1 Quiz
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Lesson Content
Unit 6

Unit 6 Vocabulary

Lesson 6.1 Adjectives

1 Quiz
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Lesson 6.2: Roman Clothing

1 Quiz
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Lesson 6.3: Echo and Narcissus

1 Quiz
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Unit 7

Unit 7 Vocabulary

Lesson 7.1: Adverbs

1 Quiz
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Lesson 7.2: Gladiators

1 Quiz
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Lesson 7.3: Atalanta and the Golden Apples

1 Quiz
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Unit 8

Unit 8 Vocabulary

Lesson 8.1: Interjections

1 Quiz
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Lesson 8.2: Roman Innovations

1 Quiz
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Lesson 8.3: Perseus and Medusa

1 Quiz
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Unit 9

Unit 9 Vocabulary

Lesson 9.1: Conjunctions

1 Quiz
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Lesson 9.2: Roman Religion

1 Quiz
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Lesson 9.3: Baucis and Philemon

1 Quiz
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Unit 10

Unit 10 Vocabulary

Lesson 10.1: Prepositions

1 Quiz
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Lesson 10.2: The City of Rome

1 Quiz
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Lesson 10.3: The Voyage of Aeneas

1 Quiz
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Unit 11

Unit 11 Vocabulary

Lesson 11.1: Roman Numerals

1 Quiz
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Lesson 11.2: Roman Coins

1 Quiz
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Lesson 11.3: Hercules and the Hydra

1 Quiz
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Elements of Literacy

Poetry

Speech

Drama