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    COURSE TITLE:   Latin I

     

    PREREQUISITE:   None

     

    DESCRIPTION:      This course explores basic Latin grammar and vocabulary and develops the skills necessary to read elementary Latin texts. The linguistic nature of the course is supplemented by a general overview of Greco-Roman civilization, including history, geography, daily life, and mythology. English derivatives and oral Latin are emphasized to show the influence of Latin upon the English language and to contribute to the growth of each student’s personal vocabulary.

     

    MAIN TOPICS:

     

    Language Components

    1)     The student will demonstrate knowledge of the primary elements of grammar.

    2)     The student will build a functional vocabulary.

    3)     The student will recognize and use derivatives.

    Language Processes

    1)     The student will recognize and analyze syntactical concepts introduced at this level.

    Literature

    1)     The student will read Latin aloud, observing standard Classical pronunciation.

    2)     The student will comprehend Latin sentences and short passages.

    Culture

    1)     The student will demonstrate knowledge of cultural aspects of Roman life, history and mythology.

    2)     The student will identify and discuss the significance of the major geographical features of the Roman world.

     

     

    CREDIT INFO:         This course provides one credit toward fulfilling the foreign language requirements for an Advanced Studies Diploma (three years of one language or two years each of two languages). Students who receive credit for Latin I in middle school may count this course in meeting both credit and subject area graduation requirements.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    COURSE TITLE:   Latin II

     

    PREREQUISITE:   Latin I

     

    DESCRIPTION:      Students review material from Latin I, learn intermediate grammar and vocabulary, and continue to develop skills necessary to read Latin texts. They expand their understanding of Greco-Roman civilization and English derivatives and oral Latin.

     

    MAIN TOPICS:

     

    Language Components

    1)     The student will expand his/her knowledge of the elements of grammar.

    2)     The student will continue to build a functional vocabulary.

    3)     The student will continue to recognize and use derivatives.

    Language Processes

    1)     The student will continue to recognize and analyze syntactical concepts introduced at this level.

    Literature

    1)     The student will continue to read Latin aloud, observing standard classical pronunciation.

    2)     The student will read and comprehend passages of appropriate difficulty.

    Culture

    1) The student will continue to demonstrate knowledge of cultural aspects of Roman life, history and mythology.

     

     

    CREDIT INFO:       This course provides one credit toward fulfilling the foreign language requirements for an Advanced Studies Diploma (three years of one languageortwo years each of two languages).


     

    COURSE TITLE:      Latin III

     

    PREREQUISITE:     Latin II

     

    DESCRIPTION:        Students learn more complex grammatical concepts and vocabulary. They read stories of increasing length and complexity that pertain to the expansion of theRoman Empire. The study of Greco-Roman culture and English derivatives and oral Latin continues.

     

    MAIN TOPICS:

     

    Language Components

    1)     The student will expand their knowledge of Latin grammar.

    2)     The student will continue to enlarge a functional Latin vocabulary.

    3)     The student will exhibit an increased knowledge of derivatives.

    Language Processes

    1)     The student will continue to recognize and analyze syntactical concepts.

    Literature

    1)     The student will continue to read Latin aloud, observing standard classical pronunciation.

    2)     The student will read and comprehend selected passages of increasing difficulty.

     

    Culture

    1) The student will continue to demonstrate knowledge of cultural aspects of Roman life, history and mythology.

     

     

    CREDIT INFO:         This course provides one credit toward fulfilling the foreign language requirements for an Advanced Studies Diploma (three years of one languageortwo years each of two languages).


     

    COURSE TITLE:   Latin IV Honors

     

    PREREQUISITE:   Latin III

     

    DESCRIPTION:      This course introduces students to the reading and interpretation of authentic Latin literature in preparation for the AP course. Students learn the basics of Latin poetry including scansion and literary devices. Emphasis is placed upon Roman culture, Roman history, English derivatives, and Latin grammar relevant to the literary text.

     

    MAIN TOPICS:

     

    Language Components

    1)     The student will review the elements of grammar and will become aware of unusual grammatical constructions employed by the author.

    2)     The student will continue to enlarge a functional Latin vocabulary for reading authentic works.

    3)     The student will continue to exhibit an increased knowledge of derivatives.

    Language Processes

    1)     The student will recognize and analyze syntactical concepts introduced at this level.

    Literature

    1) The student will continue to read Latin aloud, observing standard classical pronunciation and appropriate Latin poetic meters.

    2) The student will read and comprehend selected authentic works of selected authors, including Catullus, Horace, Martial, Ovid, Petronius, Phaedrus, and Virgil.

    3) The student will interpret the selected passages through critical analysis of literary devices.

    4)     The student will appreciate literary works as an art form.

     

    Culture

    1)     The student will synthesize with increased appreciation the cultural and historical contexts of the works read.

    2)     The student will recognize the literary value of works read.

     

    CREDIT INFO:       This course provides one credit toward fulfilling the foreign language requirements for an Advanced Studies Diploma (three years of one languageortwo years each of two languages).

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    COURSE TITLE:   Latin V Honors

     

    PREREQUISITE:   Latin IV

     

    DESCRIPTION:      This course pairs a review of Latin grammar and vocabulary with the reading of authentic passages from various Roman authors in preparation for the AP course. It provides students with the skills necessary to translate the authentic text, read aloud Latin verse in meter, analyze stylistic technique, and interpret the author’s intent through word choice, syntax and mythological and historical allusions. An exploration of the pertinent history and mythology is also incorporated into this class. Students continue to broaden vocabulary through the study of English derivatives.

     

    MAIN TOPICS:

     

    Language Components

    1)     The student will review the elements of grammar and will become aware of unusual grammatical constructions employed by the author.

    2)     The student will continue to enlarge a functional Latin vocabulary pertinent to authentic literature, such as Caesar, Cicero, Ovid, and Virgil.

    3)     The student will continue to exhibit an increased knowledge of derivatives.

    Language Processes

    1)     The student will recognize and analyze syntactical concepts introduced at this level.

    Literature

    1)     The student will continue to read Latin aloud, observing standard classical pronunciation and appropriate Latin poetic meters.

    2)     The student will read and comprehend the works of authentic authors.

    3)     The student will interpret the selected authentic passages through critical analysis of literary and rhetorical devices used.

    4)     The student will appreciate authentic Latin literary works as an art form.

     

    Culture

    1)     The student will synthesize with increased appreciation the cultural and historical contexts of the works read.

    2)     The student will recognize the literary value of Latin works read.

     

    CREDIT INFO:       This course provides one credit toward fulfilling the foreign language requirements for an Advanced Studies Diploma (three years of one languageortwo years each of two languages).

     

     

     


    COURSE TITLE:   Latin AP

     

    PREREQUISITE:   Latin V

     

    DESCRIPTION:        In the Latin VI Advanced Placement course students will gain an appreciation for the epic poetry of Vergil’sAeneidand Caesar’sDe Bello Gallico. Students will read selected portions ofAeneidandDe Bello Gallicoin English. This course provides students with the necessary skills to translate the selected text, read aloud Latin verse in meter, analyze stylistic technique, and interpret the authors’ intent through word choice, syntax and mythological allusions. An exploration of the pertinent history and mythology is also incorporated into this class. Students continue to broaden vocabulary. Students have the opportunity to take the Latin Advanced Placement examination for possible college credit.

     

    Students will read selected passages from books 1, 2, 4, and 6 of theAeneid, and books 1, 4, 5, and 6 ofDe Bello Gallico

     

    MAIN TOPICS:

     

    Language Components

    1)     The student will review the elements of grammar and will become aware of more complex grammatical constructions employed by Vergil and Caesar.

    2)     The student will expand their vocabulary.

    3)     The student will continue to exhibit an increased knowledge of derivatives.

    Language Processes

    1)     The student will recognize and identify elements of syntax corresponding to theAeneidandDe Bello Gallico.

    Literature

    1)     The student will continue to read Latin aloud, observing standard classical pronunciation and dactylic hexameter.

    2)     The student will interpret the selected passages through critical analysis.

    3)     The student will appreciate theAeneidandDe Bello Gallicoas literary work of art.

    Culture

    1)     The student will synthesize with increased appreciation the cultural and historical contexts of the works read.

    2)     The student will recognize the literary value ofAeneidandDe Bello Gallico.

     

    CREDIT INFO:       This course provides one credit toward fulfilling the foreign language requirements for an Advanced Studies Diploma (three years of one languageortwo years each of two languages).