Latin I

Curriculum Outline

Target Goal: Students will be able to use Latin in order to make comparisons between the products and practices of their own and other cultures and to help them understand perspectives.

Essential Question: Who were the Romans?

Target Verbs: esse, habere, velle/nolle, placere/amare, malle, vocare, habitare, consumere, dicere, putare, dare, ire/venire, debere, ferre, facere/agere, posse

Thematic Nouns: numeri, familia, animalia, colores, corpus, vita cotidiana, occupationes, geographia, mythica

TPR: surgere, dormire, sedere, stare, scribere, movere, spectare, videre/audire

Driving Question #1: Who was a typical Roman?

Novellas: Marcus magulus (), Rufus lutulentus (adesse, decere, ridere) & Poenica purpuraria (ambulare, cadere, gerere)

De Me: basics, description, family/friends/pets around me
Target Structures: noun-adjective agreement, imperatives

De Romano: basics, description, family/friends/pets around them
Target Structures: verb tenses, personal verb endings

Driving Question #2: How did a typical Roman live?

Novellas: Drusilla in subura (scire/nescire, discedere), Rufus et arma atra (exspectare, iacere, pugnare) & Fabia et flamma Vestae (precari, servare)

Vita Cotidiana Mea: what, where, when, why, how do I?
Target Structures: verb tenses, personal pronouns

Vita Cotidiana Romana: what, where, when, why, how did they?
Target Structures: noun declensions and cases

We will be learning Latin with comprehension-based strategies so that the language is accessible and compelling to all students. Students will acquire Latin to access the content of the course and to make the content their own.

The study of grammar, though not taught explicitly in class, will be covered naturally.

If your student enjoys or wants to learn grammatical terms and paradigms, I suggest the following educational video tutorials as additional educational opportunities.

1st Nine Weeks: Basic Latin Word Order / The Present Tense / The Subjectless Verb
2nd Nine Weeks: Latin’s Case System / Personal Pronouns / The Perfect Tense
3rd Nine Weeks: The Nominative and Accusative Cases / The Future Tense / The Imperfect Tense
4th Nine Weeks: Basics of Declension / The Prepositional Phrase in Latin / The Pluperfect Tense

These sites can be used for specific reviews of grammar during class and while at home:

Cursus Honorum
Nouns (by declension)
Sphinx Classical Identifications
Latin Driller Killer is a source of multiple exercises for nouns, verbs, and vocabulary review
Interactive Grammar Tables
Interactive Latin Review
Active Verb Practice
Passive Verb Practice