Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis at Towson High

Posted on Aug 09, 2017
That's Harry Potter and the Philosophers' Stone, for those of you who have NOT yet taken Towson High School teacher Bill Buick's Latin class yet!  But if you hear Mr. Buick speak about the Litini's and the history of Latin, it won't be long before you will be debating in Latin, and winning rhetoric arguments, or naming a new species! Bill's knowledge of Latin is astounding enough. His passion is enough to win over even the most reticent of students. And what is most compelling is his brilliant ability to integrate Latin with all of the other disciplines not just at the school, but beyond school into the potential career spectrum for his students - such as law. The Towson students lucky enough to be in his class are learning how to argue case law - in Latin!
He shared notebooks of the student's work, from drawings to calligraphy to maps, to demonstrate their mastery of the Latin language  - and it spanned astronomy, law, art, biology and more.
The Rotarian's got their own lesson this morning, in the history of the language and its beauty, which left most of us thirsting, just this once, for maybe one day back in high school.  just one though, in Mr. Buick's Latin class!
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