Geography | History | Litterature | Mother Language

Pedagogic content

  • Main civilization of Mediterranean
  • Latin literature nods  
  • Multiculturalism in Mediterranean among centuries


Computer skills

New competencies targeted


  • Know, through literature, particularly the Latin-African one, the multiculturalism that the Mediterranean has facilitated for many centuries.
  • Understand how this knowledge can lead us today to consider the Mediterranean as something that unites, and doesn’t divide.



Basic notions about the use of the LIM


References to Latin literature


Spread map of the Latin language from the 1st to the 5th century AD


Analysis of the following Latin African authors:

  • Publius Terentius AferAfer  II sec aC
  • Lucius Apuleius Madauresis II sec. D.C
  • Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus  II-III sec a.C

in the computer room


Educator divides the students into groups and he invites students to research and deepen the themes present in Terentius, Apuleius and Tertullianus.


They support this thesis (Mediterranean as “trait d’union “ of people and cultures)



  • The concept of “Humanitas”, understood as freedom of thought, respect for human personality, commonality of nature of all men, dedication to social duties, rationality, love for culture, balance and inner coherence: «Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto» , comedy, Heautontimorumenos, v. 77
  • The comedy of Terentius, Adelphoe, vv, 26-154 (a still current reflection on   the relationship between fathers and sons)


  • The novel Metamorphoseon books XI, the theme of magic and metamorphosis present in all cultures bordering the Mediterranean Sea
  • The oration “ Apologia” the theme of magic


  • Apologeticum, a passionate defense of Christianity, during the persecutions of Christians.
  • Misunderstandings, persecutions, and episodes of religious intolerance are problems typical of the people bordering the Mediterranean sea

in classroom


Reflection and debate:

  • on literature as a vehicle of progress and social improvement (with references on the current theme of migration)
  • European legislation on immigration, the rights and duties of immigrants, the scholastic inclusion of immigrants
  • students make posters with all the information they found through their research

Additional Info

Type of Activity: Debate, Information research, Publication
Target Audience: From 14 years old
Place: Classroom, Computer room
Material need: Computers
Duration of Activity: PREPARATION:

3 - 4 hours


3 - 4 hours

Authorship and ressources conditions to use: IIS GARIBALDI LA No authorization required
Note by Author:

This activity should be done in two different days, in order to give students time to do a research between the first and the second part.

Topic of this Experiences: Cultural Heritage
Additional resources: Pdf Version