PowerSpeaK12 Latin 1 Grade 3 – 5


Latin 1

Prerequisites: No experience necessary

Course Length: Each semester course is 90 lessons. Each lesson is about 30 minutes.

Course Description: Latin remains a vital tool in improving children’s fundamental understanding of English and other languages. While being, in the strictest sense, a “dead” language, Latin comes alive in this course through the use of gaming and multimedia techniques, creating the foundation for a deep understanding of cultural, political, and literary history. An integrated, game-based reward system keeps learners motivated and eager to progress.

Communication expressions include greetings, introductions, familiar phrases, relationships, cause and effect, likes and dislikes, and questions. Vocabulary progresses from animals, body parts, family relationships, colors, food, plants, and numbers to small objects, shapes, and household words. Grammar begins with simple sentence construction, first-and third-person verbs, demonstrative pronouns, conjunctions, and simple possession before moving on to basic third-person past-tense and imperative forms, as well as certain second-person present-tense forms.

Cultural topics introduce the history of the Latin language, and daily practices as well as military, political, and artistic aspects of the Roman Empire.

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

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