DAY SIX Finn here! I've landed right in the middle of a Roman army training camp! If you don't know much about the romans start with some research HERE to learn about Roman life and here to learn about life in the army - I'm going to check this out on my infolator so I know what I'm in for!
TASK ONE: CENTURION HELMET First thing's first - I need you to disguise yourselves as Roman soldiers so that I can create a virtual army and hide inside ! You're going to need a helmet - I've found a guide below.
FOR TASK ONE YOU WILL NEED:
Plain paper or coloured paper
Glue or stapler or tape
Tin foil if you have some!
There's a template HERE for the side pieces and the front if you have a printer.
You can always just draw the shapes on cardboard if you don't have a print! And if the one in the video looks a bit tricky you could make this roman mask instead here
1. First of all he introduced himself:
LATIN: Salvete, discipuli! hodie,
Latinam dicere discetis.
ENGLISH: Greetings, students! Today,
you will learn to speak Latin.
6. The last thing he taught us was a joke!
LATIN:nunc, discipuli, iocum bonum discetis
ENGLISH: now students, you will learn a good joke
LATIN: cur gallina viam transit? ut alterum latus adveniret
ENGLISH: why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the other side.
2. Then he taught us to ask what someone's name is - and then say what your name is - try it!
LATIN: Quid nomen est?
ENGLISH: What is your name?
LATIN: Nomen Mihi Est...
ENGLISH: My name is (then add your name!)
For example: Nomen mihi est Finn
5. LEARN YOUR NUMBERS
unus means one
duo means two
tres means three
quattuor means four
quinque means five
sex means six
septem means seven
octo means eight
novem means nine
decem means ten
undecim means eleven
duodecim means twelve
tredecim means thirteen
3. Then he taught us to say 'Hello, How are you doing?'
LATIN: Salve, quid agis?
ENGLISH: Hello, How are you?
LATIN: Salve, optime sum! ENGLISH: Hello, I am doing excellently!
4. AND this is how you ask how old someone is:
LATIN: Quot annos habes? ENGLISH: How old are you?)
LATIN: Octo annos habeo
ENGLISH: I am 8 years old
If you're not 8 you can practice your age by learning the numbers below!
TASK THREE: BECOMING A ROMAN
Can you party like a Roman? Let's see! use the video and the words here Don't forget to film or record yourself or take some pictures so I know you have completed all your Roman training if you want to!
FOR TASK FOUR YOU WILL NEED:
A printer to print the templates if you have one
You can create your own from scratch by following the instructions I found here
Or you can follow the code here to colour in these designs
You could print or copy these designs to create your own
Or if you are a courageous colourer you could colour this brightly and i can show him your design