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Why study latin

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This is a brief Keynote presentation I put together for my wife, who is a Latin teacher.

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Why study latin

  1. 1. WHY STUDY LATIN
  2. 2. WHY STUDY LATIN
  3. 3. WHY STUDY LATIN
  4. 4. WHY STUDY LATIN Latin is a precise and beautiful language Latin is the source for over 60% of English vocabulary Latin improves your SAT scores Latin makes you smarter Latin introduces you to some of the finest literature ever written
  5. 5. THE CIVILIZATIONS OF GREECE AND ROME LINK US WITH CULTURES OF 57 NATIONS ON FOUR CONTINENTS
  6. 6. THE STUDY OF LATIN PROVIDES A SOLID FOUNDATION FOR THE ACQUISITION OF OTHER LANGUAGES
  7. 7. 95% DERIVED FROM LATIN
  8. 8. 95% DERIVED FROM LATIN LATIN French Spanish Italian Portuguese
  9. 9. conscribe inscribe conscription inscription describe prescribe proscribe prescription description script transcribe scripture transcription scribble scribe From this Come all Latin word... these English derivatives "scribere" = to write
  10. 10. VERBAL SAT SCORES 2004 2005 2006 2007 700 525 350 175 0 All Students Spanish German French Latin
  11. 11. VERBAL SAT SCORES 2004 2005 2006 2007 700 525 350 175 0 All Students Spanish German French Latin
  12. 12. ACQUAINTANCE WITH ANCIENT CULTURES PROMOTES TOLERANCE AND UNDERSTANDING
  13. 13. LEARN LATIN THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF SPQR

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