Not Dead Yet, Folks!

The Pope’s recent resignation, publicly conveyed in lingua Latina, begs the obvious question: Is Latin truly dead? This article has some really interesting observations on that question, and highlights some modern day usages of Latin that are indeed, stinkin’ cool: Lingua Latina mortua est, vivat lingua Latina! | Mind your language | Media |

The Hunger Games names explained

I just finished the Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins.  Did you know that Roman history and culture, and even a little bit of Latin is interwoven into this story?  If the basic plotline (children sacrificed gladiator-style in an arena for entertainment) sounds a little like something you heard about in ancient history class, then … [Read more…]

2010 Academic Study Guides

Here they are, discipuli…remember: 50% of your test questions at Regionals and State will come from the study guide particular to your test area.  And any time you invest now will pay dividends for State selections–I am looking very closely at how you do at Regionals to choose those students who will commit the time … [Read more…]

Study Strategies

Salvete!  The NJCL website recently underwent a major remodeling, so I have now updated and expanded the “Academic Test Links” at left.  Please download some past years’ tests…you will encounter many of these names, dates, places, etc. when you sit down to take your test at State. **Strategy #1: study the wrong answers too! Consider … [Read more…]

Study Guides: Woo-hoo!

Just released: Regional test study guides.  Not all subjects have a study guide yet, but if you are signed up for one of the tests below, please download a guide to prep yourself!  HALF of your questions will come from this guide!  (Pentathlon students: you could be tested on ANY of this material!) RomanLife/Customs Mythology … [Read more…]