I first visited Pompeii when I was 16 years old. After completing my 2nd year of Latin in Mr. Rowland's class, I took a trip to Europe with my school. I remember being enthralled at the ancient ruins, mesmerized by the amount of preservation throughout the site.
Now, nearly 17 years after that experience, I am the Latin teacher. My love of Roman culture and the Latin language never subsided. Through a grant from Fund for Teachers, I am traveling to Pompeii in July to create a virtual field trip for my middle school students.
All of the usual butterflies are happening: booking the flight, finding a hotel near the ruins, planning my train transportation, thinking about all of the delicious pasta and gelato...but I digress. I am so excited to journey to this magical place to give my students a glimpse into the experience I had as a student. My hope is to help them understand Roman architecture and art, and to develop a love for and fascination with the Romans.
Throughout my trip, I will be blogging about my experience in Italy and Pompeii. I will make narrated videos, take images, and collect artifacts and souvenirs to bring back to my classroom. I am so excited and thankful for this opportunity!
received a FFT (Fund for Teachers) Grant to travel to Pompeii to create a virtual field trip for her students. Once they "visit" Pompeii, they will use Minecraft EDU to recreate the ancient city. Using STEAM principles, they will redesign the city better withstand natural disasters such as earthquakes and volcanoes.