1. Topic-
Latin - The Villa and hypocausta
2. Content-
Hypocausta, Horace, Satire, Odes, Epodes, villa urbana, domus, insula, Hellenistic influence
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Students will be introduced to Horace and understand his importance in Latin literature
2.Students will understand the difference between the domus, insula, and villa
3.Students will have a basic understanding of Roman home architecture
4. Objectives-
1.Discuss the villa urbana with students
2.Introduce the Hypocausta to students
3.Translate a selection of Horace
4. Recreate a model villa using what they have learned.
5. Materials and Aids-
Slides, pictures, computer, construction materials(cardboard, glue, sugar cubes, LegosĀ®, Popsicle/craft sticks, clay, plain white or green vinyl tablecloth, brown sugar, poster-board, etc.), Horace selection, 4 bricks, cardboard box, paper towel tubes.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Have students alternate reading the handout about the villa
2.Show pictures and slides
3.Ask how the villa urbana differs from what they have seen and know

B. Development-

1.Introduce brief history of Horace
2.Read, translate, and comprehend Horace Letters I.16 in groups
3.Discuss Horace's villa
4. Have students turn in translation

C. Practice-

1.Ask students about their home heating.
2.Ask if the Romans needed heating in their homes.
3.Have students read Hypocausta handout while completing concept map.
4. Show slides while discussing their findings

D. Independent Practice-

1.Have students make designs for a villa.
2.Have students vote on design for best villa
3.Volunteers to build the plan of the villa on building day.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Using the 4 bricks, cardboard box, and paper towel tubes construct a mock hypocaustum
2.Model to the students how the concept works in practice.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.Collect plans for villa and check to make sure all important parts discussed in todays lesson are present.
2.Collect group translations of Horace's letter
3.Collect compare and contrast of villa, insula, and domus.

G. Closure-

1.Since this is the last day of instruction remind students about the next class. Each group of respective students will be building their project according to predetermined plan.
2.Reiterate Horace and the key features of a villa.

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