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Latin 1: Prerequisite: None

Latin 1 constitutes a two-semester study of the level 1 proficiencies of listening, speaking, writing, and reading Latin, with particular emphasis on reading. Basic grammatical principles of classical Latin and word derivation will be incorporated into the course, as well as developing an understanding of Roman culture, history, literature, mythology, and philosophy. The student is expected to develop communicative competencies with special attention to reading comprehension and discussion of texts through participation in a variety of oral and written activities. Vocabulary acquisition is emphasized throughout the year.

Latin 2: Prerequisite: Latin I

Latin 2 constitutes a two-semester study of the level 2 proficiencies of listening, speaking, writing, and reading Latin, with particular emphasis on reading. Intermediate grammatical principles of classical Latin and word derivation will be incorporated into the course, as well as developing a deeper understanding of Roman culture, history, literature, mythology, and philosophy. Students will be exposed to authentic Roman texts as their abilities increase. The student is expected to improve and expand communicative competencies with special attention to reading comprehension and discussion of texts through participation in a variety of oral and written activities. Vocabulary acquisition is emphasized throughout the year.

Latin 3: Prerequisite: Latin II

Latin 3 constitutes a two-semester study of the level 3 proficiencies of listening, speaking, writing, and reading Latin, with particular emphasis on reading. More advanced grammatical principles of classical Latin and word derivation will be incorporated into the course, as well as developing a deeper understanding of Roman culture, history, literature, mythology, and philosophy. Students will begin reading authentic Roman texts primarily. The student is expected to improve and expand communicative competencies with special attention to reading comprehension and discussion of texts through participation in a variety of oral and written activities. Vocabulary acquisition is emphasized throughout the year. Students will begin to concentrate on developing skills necessary for taking AP Latin in the following year.

Latin 4/AP Vergil: Prerequisite: Latin III

Latin 4/AP Vergil constitutes a two-semester study of the level 4 proficiencies of listening, speaking, writing, and reading Latin, with particular emphasis on reading. More advanced grammatical principles of classical Latin and word derivation will be incorporated into the course, as well as developing a deeper understanding of Roman culture, history, literature, mythology, and philosophy. Students will be reading over 1800 lines of Vergil's Aeneid as described in the AP Latin Course Description, discussing stylistic and artistic merits of epic poetry, and the Age of Augustus and the politics of the time period.  The student is expected to improve and expand communicative competencies with special attention to reading comprehension and discussion of texts through participation in a variety of oral and written activities, including writing articulate, well-argued essays about passages. Vocabulary acquisition is emphasized throughout the year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LATIN 1 (1st, 2nd, 3rd periods)

Here are the course overview for Latin 1a (UNDER REVISION) and Latin phrases for classroom procedures in Latin. (Aug 14, 2008)

QUICK!  I need to study! (MORE ON LINKS PAGE)

Latin 1: QUIA, CLC Unit 1
            QUIA, CLC Unit 2

LATIN 2 (6th, 7th)

Here are the course overview for Latin 2a (UNDER REVISION) and Latin phrases for classroom procedures in Latin. (Aug 14, 2008)

QUICK!  I need to study!  (MORE ON LINKS PAGE)

Latin 2: QUIA, CLC, Unit 3
Latin Noun Ending Song

LATIN 3 (5th period)

Here is the course overview for Latin 3a (UNDER REVISION) and Latin phrases for classroom procedures in Latin. (Aug 14, 2008)

Latin 3:QUIA, CLC, Unit 3
Latin Noun Ending Song

LATIN 4/AP Vergil (5th period)

AP Vergil Syllabus (4 July 08)
VERGIL Syllabification, Accent, and Scansion (new Aug 14, 2008) (Based on the Aeneid 1.1-33)
Latin 4: Quia, Vergil

Latin Noun Ending Song

General Online Latin Materials

Alphabet, Number, and Reading bookmarkers. Print these on bookmarker paper from Paper Direct

Beginning Reading Cards. Print these on postcard paper (4 to a sheet) which you can get from Office Depot, etc.

Pronunciation Guide with information on syllabification and accentuation (how to divide and accent words), specifically designed for our textbook, the Cambridge Latin Course.

Pronunciation Worksheet  (revised Aug 14, 2008) (based on the Latin in the Procedures document)

Syllabification & Accent   (revised Aug 14, 2008) (based on the Latin in the Procedures document)

VERGIL Syllabification, Accent, and Scansion (new Aug 14, 2008) (Based on the Aeneid 1.1-33)

Model Sentences and Complete Noun Chart fully color coded.

Here is a list of mottoes we will be using this year in class.

How about the pledges in Latin, both the U.S. Pledge and the Texas pledge?!

GoFishTerms (2006 revised) & Go Fish Pronunciation Guide (2006). These are new, developed for a workshop. Add to this Why Play Cards? (2006).

I PISCATUM Booklet (Go Fish - Spring 2005)

Gladiator Booklet & Instructions (1999)

The Latin Zone (PowerPoint) preview of what you will learn in beginning Latin. (This web version of the presentation is unfortunately very slow. Just click your mouse again if the animations are going too slowly. I may revise this in the future.)

Magistra Ginny Lindzey is the Latin teacher for Dripping Springs High School, Dripping Springs, Texas. All questions and comments about this website should be sent directly to Magistra Lindzey. In fact, students and former students as well as parents are encouraged to contact Magistra Lindzey.

These web pages last updated August 14, 2008.