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 Vocab: videri/fieri, hortari, legere, regere/regnare, licet/solet, petere, superare/vincere
TPR: appropinquare/intrare, extendere, ostendere, vertere/volvere, currere
Driving Question #1: Who were citizens and non-citizens during the Roman Republic?
Novella: Tiberius et Gallisena ultima (sperare/desperare, trahere, fatigare) et/an Caedes in Via Appia: Fabula Milonis et Clodii ()
Dictator Perpetuo: Julius Caesar; allies and enemies
Novus Homo et Consul: Cicero; urbanites and provincials
Driving Question #2: Who were citizens and non-citizens under the Roman Empire?
Novella: Incitatus: Fabula Equi Senatorii () et/an Kandake Amanirenas (frangere, arcere)
Princeps et Imperator: Julio-Claudians; consolidating and expansion
Imperium Romanum: Trajan & Hadrian; a war and “world” tour
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 tutorial playlists as additional educational opportunities.
These sites can be used for specific reviews of grammar during class and while at home:
Nouns (by declension)
Sphinx Classical Identifications
Latin Driller Killer
Edonnelly.com is a source of multiple exercises for nouns, verbs, and vocabulary review
Interactive Grammar Tables
Interactive Latin Review
Active Verb Practice
Passive Verb Practice