Friday, January 09, 2009

Pompeii and the Roman Villa for Latin Students

The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. is currently hosting an extremely popular exhibition entitled Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture in the Bay of Naples. This exhibit began last October and runs until March 20, 2009.

According to Lorena Baines, an Education Assistant who works in the Education Department of the National Gallery of Art, a large number of Latin students have enjoyed this exhibit. She recently pointed out some great online resources that are likely to be of use to Latin classes, even if you can't make it to the Gallery.

  • Pompeii and the Roman Villa: A Guide for Latin Classes Several versions of this guide are available, in PDF and Word formats. In order to accommodate students at various levels, the National Gallery of Art has made this guide available in form that is easily customizable.
  • Pompeii and the Roman Villa Classroom Guides Two PDF format guides are available. One for children at the elementary and middle school level and another for high school students.
  • Pompeii and the Roman Villa DVD Exhibition There is a 30 minute long DVD of the exhibition available which can be borrowed for free! Classroom teachers and homeschoolers are among those eligible to borrow materials from the National Gallery of Art's Division of Education.