Notify the students that they are going on a journey through time to Ancient Rome.
Because students are going on a trip to Ancient Rome they will need a translation dictionary.
This activity provides an opportunity for the students to develop an understanding about where some of today's words originally came from.
The teacher will need a list of Latin words and their meanings. If you are not fluent in Latin, you can find a list at teaching guides. Print this list (adding more of your own words if you know some) so that you can use it in the classroom, and so that the students can have access to it.
This activity can be carried out as a whole class or in groups.
WHOLE CLASS - If working as a whole class, each student will make one or two pages for the dictionary. The teacher will need to organize which pages are made by each student, so that there is no duplication of pages. When all of the pages have been made, they can then be put together to make one large dictionary.
GROUPS - If working in groups, each group can make their own dictionary, working out which words to include, and organizing who will make each page. Each group will therefore need a copy of the Latin Words list.
Each page should have the Latin word at the top (in red), the English translation at the bottom (in blue) and a picture in the middle.