PowerSpeaK12 Latin 2 High School


Latin II

Prerequisites: Latin I, or equivalent

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

Course Description: The Latin II course continues the study of the ancient language in a modern manner. The course is centered around mythology. Every two weeks a new myth, written in Latin, is introduced, which drives the weekly vocabulary, grammar lessons, and culture lessons. The weekly lessons stress the fundamental building blocks of world-language study: reading, writing, listening comprehension, and speaking. The students read and translate the myths each week. The students write, both in Latin and in English, given prompts based on the myths they are studying. The students listen to the myths read aloud to them and are asked comprehension questions based on these lessons. The students are asked to do Latin tongue twisters and recite nursery rhymes in Latin in order to practice speaking in Latin. The students continue to improve their English vocabulary through the study of derivatives. The students continue to learn more complex Latin grammar and are introduced to more aspects of Roman culture. The students’ progress is assessed weekly through quizzes and speaking/writing submissions. The students are given opportunities to compare and contrast the stories they are translating and learning in Latin with more modern stories from different cultures as this “dead” language comes alive in a virtual setting! 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