Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Practice Latin, Feed the World


from rogueclassicism 

Black letter in a Latin Bible of AD 1407, on d...
Black letter in a Latin Bible of AD 1407, on display in Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I first heard of this Free Rice site a year ago when some of my Grade Sevens were playing with it … essentially it’s an online quiz and for every question you get right, they’ll send the equivalent of ten grains of rice to a place/person in need. Well, now they have a Latin-based game and by the looks of it, it would be a great place for students to practice their Latin while providing some service, as it were, to a good cause. Heck, imagine if every Latin class around did this at least once a week … or if Latin teachers had students regularly go here for ‘free time’. Maybe on World Food Day or other appropriate days, Latin teachers could get together and have a Latinathon or something … just sayin’ …