The following is one of the sessions from our 2018 Conference co-hosted by School of the Ozarks and held at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO. The full collection of presentations can be found at https://theclassicalthistle.com/2018-conference/.
Rethinking Elementary Latin
Ian Mosley, School of the Ozarks
Most elementary Latin curricula look pretty similar. What works about them? What doesn’t? How can we improve the quality of elementary Latin instruction and make it better serve the goals of Latin study in the upper grades? The way forward just might be to look backward, at the most successful elementary Latin curriculum of the early Modern period through the nineteenth century, William Lily’s Accidence.