When studying about Ancient Rome it’s important to know that they spoke Latin. This is our Latin Roots Lesson Plan.
Did you know that many modern day languages are based on this language? First, listen to what it may have sounded like. This is a scene of Marc Antony talking to the Senate after Caesar’s assassination.
If you speak Spanish, or have ever heard it, does this sound familiar? That’s because Spanish is a “Romance language”. That means it’s based on the Roman language, Latin. The other Romance languages are French, Italian, Portuguese, and Romanian.
Maybe it would be more fun to hear it in a familiar song?
This list of English words that came from Latin shows how often we use ancient words without even knowing it.
Now play a quick game to see if you can match the Latin words to the English words.
If you would like more work with Latin roots this is a great lesson plan. The boys and I really loved the PowerPoint presentation.
As you learn your spelling words be sure to look them up in the dictionary to find their root words. How many of them came from Latin?