Latin scholars travel to ancient Rome

Eighth graders studied major landmarks such as the Flavian Amphitheater, Pantheon, Circus Maximus, and the Baths of Caracalla using USN's 3D printer and the guidance of Middle School Educational Technologist Kari Luecke and Middle School Latin Teacher Richard Rosenthal.
By Richard Rosenthal, MS Latin Teacher

Latin scholars in eighth grade recently took a trip back to ancient Rome. While in Rome, they got to see major landmarks such as the Flavian Amphitheater, Pantheon, Circus Maximus, and the Baths of Caracalla.

Middle School Educational Technologist Kari Luecke made this time Ttavel possible. Under her direction, the Scholars reconstructed the Roman buildings using a computer-aided design program and then printed the edifices on the school’s 3D printer.  

During the visit to ancient Rome, the scholars learned about gladiator fights, Roman baths, and the city's geography. They were also able to observe architectural features such as columns and arches.  

The scholars would like to express their gratitude to Cole Patterson '24, who built Rome’s seven hills, Via Sacra and Via Appia to provide a home for the scholars’ buildings. 
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