Courses of Study

Communication
Interpersonal Mode
Latin (2017)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Level II
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1) Ask and answer highly predictable and formulaic questions in Latin.

a. Answer simple questions using short Latin sentences.

b. Formulate simple questions and responses relevant to a reading or lesson.

Interpretive Mode
Latin (2017)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Level II
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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.

Presentational Mode
Latin (2017)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Level II
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3) Produce Latin messages at a Novice Mid to Novice High Level.

a. Write short messages and notes in Latin on familiar topics.

Cultures
Latin (2017)
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Level II
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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.

Latin (2017)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Level II
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5) Compare the actions of Roman heroes and historical figures and explain the differences.

Examples: Compare the actions of Marius, Sulla, Caesar, or Cicero to Cincinnatus, Camillus, or Regulus.

Connections
Latin (2017)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Level II
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6) Locate historically significant cities, countries, and geographical features of the ancient Mediterranean world, and describe their relationship to their modern counterparts.

Examples: Carthage, Troy, Alexandria, Athens, Delphi, Constantinople; divisions of Gaul, Phoenicia, Magna Graecia, Crete, Sicily; Rubicon, Po, Nile, and Rhine rivers, the Alps and Pyrenees mountains.

Latin (2017)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Level II
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7) Investigate and describe Latin influences on modern academic disciplines, world languages such as English and the Romance languages, history, and philosophy.

Examples: Stoic and Epicurean philosophy on contemporary ideas and literature, similarities and differences between modern and Roman military tactics.

Latin (2017)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Level II
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8) Describe Roman influences on contemporary arts and culture.

Examples: The television series Rome, the movies Gladiator, Cleopatra, and Troy, and contemporary youth literature.

Comparisons
Latin (2017)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Level II
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9) Compare language patterns of Latin and their own language.

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

Latin (2017)
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Level II
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10) Use Latin prefixes, suffixes, and roots to expand English vocabulary.

Latin (2017)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Level II
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11) Compare the geography and social, political, legal, military, and economic systems of the Roman world to systems of the modern world.

Example: Compare a map of the provinces of the Roman Empire to a modern map of the Mediterranean region.

Communities
Latin (2017)
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Level II
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12) Identify ways the study of Latin is beneficial to the study of other languages.

Examples: Similarities between the vocabulary of Latin and the Romance languages, as in the Latin word homo, the Spanish word hombre, and the French word l'homme.

Latin (2017)
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13) Connect with personal interests using knowledge of Latin and the Greco-Roman world.

Examples: Plan real or imaginary travel to places once a part of the Roman Empire, and listen to music, and sing songs in Latin.