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Blog entry Spotlight: Humboldt-School Students and Teachers

26 October 2012

The Latin and English teachers and students at the Humboldt-School in Berlin got together to fight hunger and brush up on their Latin - all in one click. Together they created over 2,000 Latin questions to launch the new Latin subject on Freerice.

Play the new Latin subject, or "Ludere novum Latine subiectum"

The project was led by Latin and Political Science teacher, Jens Augner. When we asked what motivated him, he replied: “I am a passionate Freericer. I thought that we could raise a lot more rice by using Freerice for learning Latin vocabulary.”

And of course he’s right, we hope you share the subject.

Jens was helped by students, Antonia Schmitt (far left, in the photo) and Leandra Forchert (not pictured), an supported by fellow teachers, Kerstin Wandel (second from right) and Dagmar Neblung (far right).

But Jens has done much more than create a Latin subject. His World Study groups helped to build a school in Katete, Zambia. Jens and his students managed to visit the school, and saw WFP distributing aid at the community centre. And since then, WFP has been lucky enough to have the support of Jens.

Thank you Jens and your team for being such an inspiration! Gratias ago vos!

Freerice is maintained by and supports the United Nations World Food Programme, the world's largest humanitarian organization fighting hunger worldwide. To find out more go to WFP.org

Comments
Mon, 12/17/2012 - 18:52 Team Freerice

@Skyedude, thank you for your comment about bots. We appreciate it, and you're absolutely right, they damage our site by overloading our servers and discouraging sponsors.

All rice raised on Freerice since September goes to Niger!

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 17:34 DUDEMINE

that is so awesome do you agree

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 00:12 nena12

keep going

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 00:21 Skyedude

I recently created a group called the rice core. If people could join that would be great. The one thing is that in this group YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE BOTS. They slow down the system and disenfranchise hard workers.

Also, why is freerice still donating to cambodia? Shouldn't you change locations soon? India? Middle east? Africa?

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 00:17 Skyedude

I recently created a group called the rice core. If people could join that would be great. The one thing is that in this group YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE BOTS. They slow down the system and disenfranchise hard workers.

Also, why is freerice still donating to cambodia? Shouldn't you change locations soon? India? Middle east? Africa?

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 18:50 ShaneRocksFul

is the Latin subject hard to do

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 04:28 laprincesa1998

How do you learn Latin?

Tue, 11/06/2012 - 07:31 Hellogiana

How do you try the subject

Sun, 11/04/2012 - 04:32 laprincesa1998

I think that Freerice should have a clock to calculate the amount of rice donated per hour per day.

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 19:09 buslearners

Great, I've been hoping you'd have Latin as a subject for some time. However, some of these questions need debugging - cum certainly can mean with, but this is marked incorrect!

In fact in general, maybe Freerice should have a button to press when someone thinks a question is buggy? Someone at Freerice could look at it when some suitably large number of people have flagged the same question, maybe.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 22:20 qdogsol

Nice job!!!!! I wanted to enhance the spanish portion but nobody will respond to my emails. If anyone could tell me how to get a hold of them that would be great.

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 06:29 Skyedude

Here's an interesting idea. Freerice should have a live clock (updated continuously, unlike the totals page). This live clock could be used to watch, in real time, the amount of rice donated.

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 01:58 Skyedude

Sounds cool! My concern would be, just how useful is Latin in the modern era? The only country in the world who's official language is Latin is the vatican. Still, I like that Freerice is continuing to add subjects.

Also, you may have seen this on earlier comments, but anyone is welcome to join my group. It is called the Rice Core.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:53 MagistraGreen

Hello, I am so pleased you all decided to jump-start the Latin subject as I have waited a very long time for this subject on Free Rice. I am a Latin teacher in the United States and am very excited to get my students active in this subject on a large scale. I would like to pass along a suggestion as you edit and add to the subject. You may wish to utilize Whitaker's Words, a program on the Internet, for definitions. This well used and well edited site gives the meaning of almost all common Latin words in a very useful and organized way. Congratulations again and thank you so much for your hard work.

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