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   View Standards     Standard(s): [LAT] LA1 (7-12) 2 :
2) Read and understand appropriate Latin vocabulary, inflectional systems, and syntax.

a. Summarize and translate passages of Latin composed or adapted for acquisition of content and language skills appropriate for Level I.

b. Answer questions in Latin or English about short passages of Latin composed or adapted for acquisition of content and language skills appropriate to Level I.

Examples of grammar appropriate to Level I: See the Latin Grammar Addendum (Appendix A, page 67).

[LAT] LA1 (7-12) 5 :
5) Investigate and describe elements of Roman daily life.

Examples: Calendar, household gods, government, family, social organization, Roman games, and holidays like Saturnalia.

8) Locate historically important cities and major geographical features of Italy and Western Europe, and describe their ancient and modern significance.

Examples: Rome, Pompeii, Capua, Ostia, and Brundisium.

Examples: The Tiber, Arno, and Po rivers, the Appian Way, Etruria, Britannia, Gallia, Germania, Graecia, Mare Nostrum, Aegean Sea, Adriatic Sea, and the Alps.

2) Read, understand, and translate Latin at an Intermediate Low level.

a. Summarize and translate passages of adapted or unadapted Latin appropriate to their level.

b. Answer questions in Latin or English to demonstrate understanding of adapted or unadapted Latin appropriate to their level.

Examples of grammar and syntax appropriate to Level II: See the Latin Grammar Addendum.

[LAT] LA2 (7-12) 4 :
4) Explain the significance of people, events, social structures, and political terms in Roman history.

Examples: Heroes of the early Roman Republic, Scipio, Marius, Sulla, Pompey, Caesar, Antony, Octavian, Constantine, and Justinian.
Events include the founding of Rome, the secession of the Plebs, Punic Wars, and civil wars.
Patrician and plebeian classes, the role of women in Roman society, and slavery in the ancient world.
Monarchy, republic, populares, optimates, cursus honorum, First and Second Triumvirates.

Subject: Latin (7 - 12)
Title: In Old Pompeii
URL: https://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plans/old-pompeii
Description:

This unit starts with a video introducing students to life in Pompeii. (This video is about 50 minutes long, it may be useful to show select scenes rather than the entire video). Students are then asked to read and translate 2 eyewitness accounts in which Pliny describes what happened the day of the eruption. Public domain versions of these letters are linked within the activity. Afterward, students are asked to examine the ruins using a video tour of the Forum Baths. To end the lesson, a variety of virtual field trip links are provided allowing student groups to each explore a different aspect of life in Pompeii.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [LAT] LA1 (7-12) 2 :
2) Read and understand appropriate Latin vocabulary, inflectional systems, and syntax.

a. Summarize and translate passages of Latin composed or adapted for acquisition of content and language skills appropriate for Level I.

b. Answer questions in Latin or English about short passages of Latin composed or adapted for acquisition of content and language skills appropriate to Level I.

Examples of grammar appropriate to Level I: See the Latin Grammar Addendum (Appendix A, page 67).

[LAT] LA1 (7-12) 5 :
5) Investigate and describe elements of Roman daily life.

Examples: Calendar, household gods, government, family, social organization, Roman games, and holidays like Saturnalia.

Subject: Latin (7 - 12)
Title: Practicing the Latin Alphabet
URL: http://ancientgraffiti.org/about/teaching-resources/lesson-plans/lesson-plan-1-practicing-the-latin-alphabet/
Description:

This Latin activity utilizes unique authentic resources from Ancient Rome. Using photos of Latin graffiti discovered on ancient ruins, students are able to interpret basic information from written text. Students start by observing the Latin alphabet and how it was written. Extension activities offering more hands-on activities include creating a plaster of Paris "wall" or wax tables encourages students to try their hand at writing as the Romans did long ago.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [LAT] LA1 (7-12) 1 :
1) Respond appropriately to simple questions, statements, commands, or non-verbal stimuli.

a. Greet people and introduce self to others.

b. Answer simple questions in single words or short phrases.

c. Answer simple questions relevant to a reading or lesson.

[LAT] LA1 (7-12) 2 :
2) Read and understand appropriate Latin vocabulary, inflectional systems, and syntax.

a. Summarize and translate passages of Latin composed or adapted for acquisition of content and language skills appropriate for Level I.

b. Answer questions in Latin or English about short passages of Latin composed or adapted for acquisition of content and language skills appropriate to Level I.

Examples of grammar appropriate to Level I: See the Latin Grammar Addendum (Appendix A, page 67).

[LAT] LA1 (7-12) 5 :
5) Investigate and describe elements of Roman daily life.

Examples: Calendar, household gods, government, family, social organization, Roman games, and holidays like Saturnalia.

Subject: Latin (7 - 12)
Title: Roman Names
URL: http://ancientgraffiti.org/about/teaching-resources/lesson-plans/lesson-plan-2-roman-names/
Description:

This Latin activity utilizes unique authentic resources from Ancient Rome. Using photos and transcripts of Latin graffiti discovered on ancient ruins, students are able to identify key names engraved into the ruins. These realia are used to start discussions on Roman naming conventions. Five different resources are provided allowing students to explore how names were formed and used in the past. Discussion questions are provided for each resource. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [LAT] LA1 (7-12) 1 :
1) Respond appropriately to simple questions, statements, commands, or non-verbal stimuli.

a. Greet people and introduce self to others.

b. Answer simple questions in single words or short phrases.

c. Answer simple questions relevant to a reading or lesson.

[LAT] LA1 (7-12) 2 :
2) Read and understand appropriate Latin vocabulary, inflectional systems, and syntax.

a. Summarize and translate passages of Latin composed or adapted for acquisition of content and language skills appropriate for Level I.

b. Answer questions in Latin or English about short passages of Latin composed or adapted for acquisition of content and language skills appropriate to Level I.

Examples of grammar appropriate to Level I: See the Latin Grammar Addendum (Appendix A, page 67).

[LAT] LA1 (7-12) 5 :
5) Investigate and describe elements of Roman daily life.

Examples: Calendar, household gods, government, family, social organization, Roman games, and holidays like Saturnalia.

13) Identify similarities of their own culture to that of the Greco-Roman world.

Examples: Architecture, daily life, themes and heroes of classical mythology.

Subject: Latin (7 - 12)
Title: Getting to Know Primigenia
URL: http://ancientgraffiti.org/about/teaching-resources/lesson-plans/lesson-plan-5-getting-to-know-primigenia/
Description:

This Latin activity references an inscription found by archeologists regarding Pompeii's neighbor, Nuceria. This inscription is a short poem that has cultural connections to Ovid's "Ars Armatoria." It also is a perfect lead into discussions on the significance of signet rings in Roman social, political, and business culture. Finally, the poem promotes discussion about the name Primigenia and its connections to other graffiti found throughout Ancient Rome. Extension activities include creating a story about Primigenia, designing signet rings, or mapping out the journey from Pompeii to Nuceria.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [LAT] LA1 (7-12) 2 :
2) Read and understand appropriate Latin vocabulary, inflectional systems, and syntax.

a. Summarize and translate passages of Latin composed or adapted for acquisition of content and language skills appropriate for Level I.

b. Answer questions in Latin or English about short passages of Latin composed or adapted for acquisition of content and language skills appropriate to Level I.

Examples of grammar appropriate to Level I: See the Latin Grammar Addendum (Appendix A, page 67).

[LAT] LA1 (7-12) 5 :
5) Investigate and describe elements of Roman daily life.

Examples: Calendar, household gods, government, family, social organization, Roman games, and holidays like Saturnalia.

9) Identify Latin influences on other disciplines.

Examples: Roman numerals, metric prefixes in (mathematics), anatomical terminology, and names of planets (science).

13) Identify similarities of their own culture to that of the Greco-Roman world.

Examples: Architecture, daily life, themes and heroes of classical mythology.

Subject: Latin (7 - 12)
Title: Ancient Education
URL: http://ancientgraffiti.org/about/teaching-resources/lesson-plans/lesson-plan-7-ancient-education/
Description:

This Latin activity introduces students to the differences between reading in Latin and reading in English while emulating how Latin students learned to read text. It offers two samples of familiar English texts printed in a fashion similar to ancient Latin. The first is a segment of "Cat in the Hat" as well as a segment from "To Kill a Mockingbird."  As students read these selections they look for differences and similarities between the reading process in Latin and English. The link suggests that students finish the activity by looking at a sample of Virgil's Aeneid to discuss learning to read in ancient times versus modern times.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [LAT] LA1 (7-12) 2 :
2) Read and understand appropriate Latin vocabulary, inflectional systems, and syntax.

a. Summarize and translate passages of Latin composed or adapted for acquisition of content and language skills appropriate for Level I.

b. Answer questions in Latin or English about short passages of Latin composed or adapted for acquisition of content and language skills appropriate to Level I.

Examples of grammar appropriate to Level I: See the Latin Grammar Addendum (Appendix A, page 67).

[LAT] LA1 (7-12) 5 :
5) Investigate and describe elements of Roman daily life.

Examples: Calendar, household gods, government, family, social organization, Roman games, and holidays like Saturnalia.

7) Investigate and describe elements of Roman material culture.

Examples: Temples, architecture, food, and clothing.

[LAT] LA1 (7-12) 13 :
13) Identify similarities of their own culture to that of the Greco-Roman world.

Examples: Architecture, daily life, themes and heroes of classical mythology.

[LAT] LA2 (7-12) 2 :
2) Read, understand, and translate Latin at an Intermediate Low level.

a. Summarize and translate passages of adapted or unadapted Latin appropriate to their level.

b. Answer questions in Latin or English to demonstrate understanding of adapted or unadapted Latin appropriate to their level.

Examples of grammar and syntax appropriate to Level II: See the Latin Grammar Addendum.

[LAT] LA2 (7-12) 9 :
9) Compare language patterns of Latin and their own language.

Examples: Differences in the way Latin and English express indirect statements.

Subject: Latin (7 - 12)
Title: Latin Discussion Questions: Food
URL: http://ancientgraffiti.org/about/wp-content/uploads/DiscussionQuestions/Food-Featured-Graffiti-Discussion-Questions.pdf
Description:

This Latin activity offers 5 warm-up style discussion activities encouraging students to talk about Roman culture as it relates to food. Some of the discussion activities have links to photos of graffiti discovered on ancient ruins while others provide a textual reference of graffiti uncovered by archeologists. Students are asked to interact with the text/graffiti as they discuss the translations uncovered by archeologists and discuss how each relates to the food-related aspects of Roman life.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [LAT] LA1 (7-12) 2 :
2) Read and understand appropriate Latin vocabulary, inflectional systems, and syntax.

a. Summarize and translate passages of Latin composed or adapted for acquisition of content and language skills appropriate for Level I.

b. Answer questions in Latin or English about short passages of Latin composed or adapted for acquisition of content and language skills appropriate to Level I.

Examples of grammar appropriate to Level I: See the Latin Grammar Addendum (Appendix A, page 67).

[LAT] LA1 (7-12) 5 :
5) Investigate and describe elements of Roman daily life.

Examples: Calendar, household gods, government, family, social organization, Roman games, and holidays like Saturnalia.

2) Read, understand, and translate Latin at an Intermediate Low level.

a. Summarize and translate passages of adapted or unadapted Latin appropriate to their level.

b. Answer questions in Latin or English to demonstrate understanding of adapted or unadapted Latin appropriate to their level.

Examples of grammar and syntax appropriate to Level II: See the Latin Grammar Addendum.

[LAT] LA2 (7-12) 4 :
4) Explain the significance of people, events, social structures, and political terms in Roman history.

Examples: Heroes of the early Roman Republic, Scipio, Marius, Sulla, Pompey, Caesar, Antony, Octavian, Constantine, and Justinian.
Events include the founding of Rome, the secession of the Plebs, Punic Wars, and civil wars.
Patrician and plebeian classes, the role of women in Roman society, and slavery in the ancient world.
Monarchy, republic, populares, optimates, cursus honorum, First and Second Triumvirates.

Subject: Latin (7 - 12)
Title: Latin Discussion Questions: Gladiators
URL: http://ancientgraffiti.org/about/wp-content/uploads/DiscussionQuestions/Gladiators-Featured-Graffiti-Discussion-Questions.pdf
Description:

This Latin activity offers 5 warm-up style discussion activities encouraging students to talk about Roman culture as it relates to the role of gladiators. Some of the discussion activities have links to photos of graffiti discovered on ancient ruins while others provide a textual reference of graffiti uncovered by archeologists. Students are asked to interact with the text/graffiti as they discuss the translations uncovered by archeologists and discuss how each relates to the gladiator games.

 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [LAT] LA1 (7-12) 2 :
2) Read and understand appropriate Latin vocabulary, inflectional systems, and syntax.

a. Summarize and translate passages of Latin composed or adapted for acquisition of content and language skills appropriate for Level I.

b. Answer questions in Latin or English about short passages of Latin composed or adapted for acquisition of content and language skills appropriate to Level I.

Examples of grammar appropriate to Level I: See the Latin Grammar Addendum (Appendix A, page 67).

[LAT] LA1 (7-12) 5 :
5) Investigate and describe elements of Roman daily life.

Examples: Calendar, household gods, government, family, social organization, Roman games, and holidays like Saturnalia.

13) Identify similarities of their own culture to that of the Greco-Roman world.

Examples: Architecture, daily life, themes and heroes of classical mythology.

[LAT] LA2 (7-12) 2 :
2) Read, understand, and translate Latin at an Intermediate Low level.

a. Summarize and translate passages of adapted or unadapted Latin appropriate to their level.

b. Answer questions in Latin or English to demonstrate understanding of adapted or unadapted Latin appropriate to their level.

Examples of grammar and syntax appropriate to Level II: See the Latin Grammar Addendum.

[LAT] LA2 (7-12) 4 :
4) Explain the significance of people, events, social structures, and political terms in Roman history.

Examples: Heroes of the early Roman Republic, Scipio, Marius, Sulla, Pompey, Caesar, Antony, Octavian, Constantine, and Justinian.
Events include the founding of Rome, the secession of the Plebs, Punic Wars, and civil wars.
Patrician and plebeian classes, the role of women in Roman society, and slavery in the ancient world.
Monarchy, republic, populares, optimates, cursus honorum, First and Second Triumvirates.

[LAT] LA1 (7-12) 15 :
15) Identify professional fields that employ Latin terminology.

Examples: Medicine, law, pharmacy, engineering, and science.

Subject: Latin (7 - 12)
Title: Latin Discussion Questions: Occupations
URL: http://ancientgraffiti.org/about/wp-content/uploads/DiscussionQuestions/Occupations-Featured-Graffiti-Discussion-Questions.pdf
Description:

This Latin activity offers 5 warm-up style discussion activities encouraging students to talk about Roman culture as it relates to the everyday life and occupations in Ancient Rome. Students are encouraged to translate short inscriptions that give glimpses into the lives of normal people living in Rome. Students are also asked to interact with the text/graffiti as they discuss the translations uncovered by archeologists and discuss how each relates to everyday interactions and occupations.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [LAT] LA1 (7-12) 2 :
2) Read and understand appropriate Latin vocabulary, inflectional systems, and syntax.

a. Summarize and translate passages of Latin composed or adapted for acquisition of content and language skills appropriate for Level I.

b. Answer questions in Latin or English about short passages of Latin composed or adapted for acquisition of content and language skills appropriate to Level I.

Examples of grammar appropriate to Level I: See the Latin Grammar Addendum (Appendix A, page 67).

[LAT] LA2 (7-12) 2 :
2) Read, understand, and translate Latin at an Intermediate Low level.

a. Summarize and translate passages of adapted or unadapted Latin appropriate to their level.

b. Answer questions in Latin or English to demonstrate understanding of adapted or unadapted Latin appropriate to their level.

Examples of grammar and syntax appropriate to Level II: See the Latin Grammar Addendum.

[LAT] LA2 (7-12) 9 :
9) Compare language patterns of Latin and their own language.

Examples: Differences in the way Latin and English express indirect statements.

[LAT] LA3 (7-12) 2 :
2) Read, understand, and translate Latin prose at an Intermediate Mid to Intermediate High level.

a. Demonstrate understanding of the main idea of paragraph-length Latin prose texts about familiar ideas.

b. Find information in Latin texts for practical purposes, including literary analysis.

c. Read, translate, and and demonstrate understanding of Latin texts that offer differing perspectives.

d. Analyze the style of Latin prose authors to comprehend content.

Examples: Describe the tone of a passage from Cicero
Explain the use of rhetorical devices in speeches by Cicero.

e. Answer questions in Latin or English to demonstrate understanding of adapted or unadapted Latin prose authors appropriate to Level III.

Examples of grammar appropriate to Level III: See the Latin Grammar Addendum (Appendix A, page 67).
Examples of Latin prose authors: Caesar, Cicero, Pliny, Sallust, and Livy.

[LAT] LA3 (7-12) 4 :
4) Relate Roman cultural products to perspectives.

a. Investigate and describe values and perspectives in Roman prose authors.

Example: Values of pietas and gravitas found in the writings of Pliny.

b. Analyze important people in Roman history and literature to determine their cultural significance.

Examples: Gracchi brothers, Plautus, Terence, Cicero, Catiline, Sallust, Livy, Pliny the Elder, Pliny the Younger, Seneca, or Tacitus.

Subject: Latin (7 - 12)
Title: Latin Discussion Questions: Poetry
URL: http://ancientgraffiti.org/about/wp-content/uploads/DiscussionQuestions/Poetry-Featured-Graffiti-Discussion-Questions.pdf
Description:

This Latin activity offers 5 warm-up style discussion activities encouraging students to talk about the appearance of Roman poetry in ancient graffiti. Students are asked to interact with the text/graffiti as they analyze and discuss the poetry references uncovered by archeologists. There are 2 examples from Virgil's Aeneid, 1 from Ovid's Ars Amatoria, and 2 from unnamed poems.



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