These pages are dedicated to materials that you can use to promote Latin, especially those items that are handy to use with administrators, school boards, and parents.
Explore the benefits of Middle School Latin. Click here to order “Carpe Diem! Resources for Starting a Middle School Latin program” which offers facts, figures, and textbook options for a new Latin program. Here are some of the documents you will receive in this packet:
* Classics and the Common Core.
* Classics align with the Common Core and 21st Century Skills.
* Latin in the schools today. Latin as a sensible first language experience.
* The value of Latin, a personal perspective. Updated June, 2015.
* Latin as a foundation for other languages. Updated June, 2015.
There are many other reasons and inspirations on the Facts, Figures, Resources page.
NCLG Book Grant For Elementary/Beginning Latin Programs
The NCLG has established a fund for small grants of up to $300 to help beginning Latin programs to purchase books. Applications for the 2015-16 school year will be accepted until April 30, 2015.
A committee will review all applications received by April 30, 2014, and the awardees will be notified by May 15th. Checks will be issued by May 30th to allow for purchasing before the start of the new school year. Awardees will be announced at the ACL Institute in June 2015.
If you are an ACL Member or an SCS member, you are eligible to apply. There is also a requirement that if your grant request is approved, you agree to write a 200 - 300 word article about your program and how it helped to promote the study of Classics. Articles with photos or lesson ideas may be published in the ACL newsletter or may be posted on the NCLG website. The link to access the online application can be found here. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact, NCLG Elementary School Chair, Zee Ann Poerio.
Congratulations to the 2014-15 RECIPIENTS:
Congratulations to the 2013-14 RECIPIENTS:
More than 50,000 copies of this colorful brochure have been distributed at cost by classical organizations in the past years. Teachers and parents may order up to 200 copies each from the ACL’s TMRC. The brochure features photos of JCL students in togas, Roman engineering feats and testimonials to the benefits of Latin by Coach Joe Paterno, Teller, and John Donohue. The value of Latin for helping students learn English and other languages is highlighted. Latin students are exposed to a world class literature, and many related studies. They gain a foundation for careers, and access to a cultural heritage shared by citizens of many countries of the world. The price is $.30 each, 25 for $6.25 or 100 for $23.00. Classical organizations and teacher groups may order 500 or more from Virginia Barrett. Price varies according the number of brochures printed. The brochure, prepared by Virginia and Tom Sienkewicz for the ACL, is listed under Promotional Materials of the National Committee for Latin and Greek.