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?

Driving Question #1: Who was a typical Roman?

Target Vocab*: esse, habere, velle/nolle, placere/amare, habitare, dare, consumere, ire/venire; numeri, familia, animalia, colores, corpus

TPR: surgere, dormire, sedere, stare, scribere, movere, spectare

Novellas: Rufus lutulentus (adesse, decere, ridere) & Drusilla in subura (malle, scire/nescire, discedere)

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

De Romano: basics, description, family/friends/pets around them
Target Structures: perfect tense, personal pronouns

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

Target Vocab: videre/audire, dicere, putare, debere, ferre, pugnare, facere/agere, posse; vita cotidiana, occupationes, geographia, mythica

Novellas: Rufus et arma atra (exspectare, cadere, iacere) & Fabia et flamma Vestae (precari, servare)

Vita Cotidiana Mea: what, where, when, why, how do I?
Target Structures: future tense, imperfect tense

Vita Cotidiana Romana: what, where, when, why, how did they?
Target Structures: pluperfect tense

* Within the categories of targeted vocabulary, certain words are more important and are bolded accordingly.

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