Subject: Latin (7 - 12) Title: The Fall of Phaeton URL: https://www.nga.gov/education/teachers/lessons-activities/origin-myths/phaeton.html Description:
This lesson allows students to make connections between Latin, astronomy terminology, and Greco-Roman art. Students will be introduced to the Greco-Roman myth of Phaeton and how he created the Milky Way galaxy by critically analyzing The Fall of Phaeton by Rubens. The lesson provides a detailed background that explains the artwork, guiding questions that help transition from the art to a discussion of the constellations and astronomy, step-by-step activity instructions, and an optional extension. Middle school and High School Latin students should add to this assignment by creating a list of astronomy-related words that are influenced by Latin.
[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.