Latin 1 is an introduction to the Latin language. The focus will be on learning grammar principles in order to apply them to reading the language. Through reading Latin, the student will gain an understanding not only of the language, but also of the social and political history of the Romans in the first century AD. Grammatical concepts covered include: pronunciation, word order, nouns, verbs, and pronouns. The texts are designed to engage the student in a historical/cultural context to make the material interesting and fun. Students will be required to memorize grammar and vocabulary, and they will also strengthen English vocabulary as they study Latin roots of English words.
Expectations: Students of any language should expect to devote an hour to homework daily to gain mastery of the language. As with any subject, some students will complete homework more quickly.
Teacher: Barbara Hand
Good command of English language (grammar, vocabulary, usage) at grade level or above.
Cambridge Latin Course, Unit 1 TextbookCambridge Latin Course, Unit 1 Omnibus WorkbookA Student’s Latin Grammar, Cambridge Latin CourseCambridge Latin Course, Unit 2 TextbookCambridge Latin Course, Unit 2 Omnibus Workbook. Texts will be supplemented by handouts from the teacher. The best place to purchase texts seems to be Amazon … these texts will not be available at the NCHE conference book fair.
- Cambridge Latin Course, Unit 1 Textbook
- Cambridge Latin Course, Unit 1 Omnibus Workbook
- A Student’s Latin Grammar, Cambridge Latin Course
- Cambridge Latin Course, Unit 2 Textbook
- Cambridge Latin Course, Unit 2 Omnibus Workbook