The present is now the past
Tacitus wrote about his own time as he saw it in his day. Today, people read his works as a historical non-fiction to learn about the past. Imagine the future and the present are now the past. Discuss as a class, what the students would want the people of the future to know about their present?
Translation over time
Mattingly translated a language that no longer is used to rewrite it to a modern language for easier reading. This task is difficult. This activity may show a small example of how difficult it can be.
Have the students sit in a circle. Beginning with one student, have him/her write 2-3 sentences. Anything they want to say as long as it is appropriate. Then have them pass it to the person next to them. This person is to rewrite the paragraph without...
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