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Summer SAVY, Session 1 Day 5, Ancient Roots and Ruins (5th – 6th)

Posted by on Friday, June 14, 2024 in blog, SAVY.

Happy Friday! Today was bittersweet because it was the final day of what has been a really fun week with the students! I know I enjoyed every minute, and I hope the students did, too. Today, after learning our final batch of Latin phrases used in the modern day, students had time to finish working on their city projects and get them ready to present. Each student shared their city with the class in the afternoon, and the projects were wonderful. I was very impressed with the level of detail and creativity. Each student sought to incorporate elements we learned throughout the week into their project, which was lovely to see! Some of the students stuck to the more traditional ancient Roman cityscapes, while others modernized their cities a bit more. Several students even created treaties to collaborate between their cities and included them in their presentations! 

In the afternoon, we learned about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the city of Pompeii to finish off our lessons for the week. Then we played a trivia game to review the information we learned this week, and finally, we had a toga party! We learned how to tie our togas traditionally; then, students had a chance to decorate their togas in preparation for our toga fashion show! It was a fun and exciting way to end the week. 

Some dinner table questions: 

  • What is your favorite part of your city project? Why? 
  • Which elements of the ancient Roman cities did you incorporate into your city? How did you decide where in the city to place those elements?
  • Which more modern additions did you add to your city, and why? 
  • What was the most interesting fact that you learned this week? 
  • How did you decorate your toga? 

Thank you for a great week! 

Ms. Waxman