PowerSpeaK12 High School Latin 1


Latin I

Prerequisites: No experience necessary

Course Length: Each semester course is 90 lessons. Each lesson is about 45-60 minutes.

Notes: Students who have already completed Middle School Latin 2 should enroll in Latin II rather than in Latin I.

Course Description: The Latin I course allows the students to learn an ancient, “dead” language in a modern, lively manner. The course includes the fundamental building blocks of world-language study: reading, writing, listening comprehension, and speaking. Students learn Latin vocabulary while enhancing their own vocabulary through derivatives with common Latin roots and are exposed to a wide range of grammar patterns that bolster their understanding of how languages work. They learn to compose Latin sentences from simple to complex ones. Students compare and contrast Roman cultural practices, products, and perspectives with other cultures. Student progress is assessed in proficiency through quizzes, tests, and speaking/writing submissions. Each week the students learn new vocabulary and a grammar concept, followed by numerous interactive games, reinforcing vocabulary and grammar. The students complete reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking, and writing activities based on the weekly theme. Cultural presentations covering significant aspects of Roman culture provide the student with an opportunity to get to know the ancient Romans and understand the impact that this “dead” language and culture has on them to this day! The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

Find out more at: http://www.power-glide.com/latin.php#High

Author: Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur

Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur, editor of "Today's Catholic Homeschooling", is the mother of two biological sons and one adopted daughter. She is in her fifteenth year of homeschooling. She has a B.A. in History and Fine Art and a Master's Degree in Applied Theology. She is the author of "The Crash Course Guide to Catholic Homeschooling" and "The Fruits of the Mysteries of the Rosary". She blogs at spiritualwomanthoughts.blogspot.com