Sunday, November 30, 2008

A School That Sings - Teaching Latin Through Music

From the casual observation that there ought to be some new way to teach Latin -- a required subject, which makes it even less appealing to students than its merely being an extinct language -- a Latin teacher in Sicily came up with the idea to set his curriculum to music.

And not to Bach or Monteverdi, but rather to the pop music the students already knew by heart. Thus, Schola cantans -- "the school that sings" -- was born.

More at edutopia.

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