LATIN II                                                

Syllabus 2018-9             

Instructor: Steven Ross

Room 335    

Email: sross@gsgis.k12.va.us or aberrantadventures@mac.com                            

Web Page access: itslearning.com or rabbitsforlatin.com

Office hours: periods 1, 6, 8 in room 330                    

Phone: 354 –6800 ex.3301

 

Course Description: In this course students build upon the skills they have learned in the previous year in order to comprehend Latin that becomes increasingly more sophisticated. The students are introduced to complex grammatical structures within the context of mythological stories. There is continued emphasis on Roman life, mythology, derivatives, and history. During the second half of the year, short pieces of authentic Latin literature are used as a learning tool to introduce the student to classical Latin authors and the history in which the readings are set.  Prerequisite:  Latin I

 

Objectives/Goals:

  • to read, translate and interpret adapted Latin prose and poetry 
  • to develop the skills to write Latin prose 
  • to develop a greater understanding of the Language through the study of grammar and derivatives 
  • to continue to use orally and listen to Latin as part of the learning process 
  • to develop an understanding of Roman culture and civilization 
  • to reinforce learning through linguistic connections with the Romance languages 
  • to develop an understanding of cultural and historical similarities and difference between the Roman world and the United States. 

 

Major Topics & Themes:

  • Latin Syntax; Latin Morphology 
  • Classical Mythology 
  • Roman History: The Republic (509 to 31 BC) 
  • English Derivatives from Latin and Greek 
  • Mediterranean and Italic Geography 
  •  Roman architecture 
  • Roman art 
  • Government and Politics 
  • Roman Literature 

 

Assessment/Evaluation Procedures:

A total point system will be used to determine grades. A student’s grade will be comprised of the following:

 

Quizzes: There will be at least one short quiz per week (each worth 15-25 points). It is the responsibility of the student to reschedule a quiz missed due to an excused absence. These quizzes may be unannounced. Do your Homework! A quiz missed due to an unexcused absence may not be made up.

Tests: There will be a comprehensive test approximately every four weeks (value 100 points).

 

Assignments/Projects: There will be several short assignments (20-25 points) and generally one large project each quarter (100 points).

 

Translation/Participation: This grade will measure a student’s preparation for class, which generally involves preparing to read, translate, and discuss assigned selections of Latin. Students are not permitted to use or refer to prepared translations during daily readings (approximately 100 points per quarter).

 

Homework: There will be regular checks of homework. Failure to complete homework will adversely affect your grade (+/- 10-20 points).

 

Exams: There is a cumulative exam at the end of each semester (10% of the semester grade).

 

Grading Scale (new) for 2017-2018: 

 

100-95 A+                   74-70   C

94-90   A                     69-65   D+

89-85   B+                    64-60   D

84-80   B                      59-0     F

79-75   C+

 

Texts:  Ullman & Henderson. Latin for Americans: Latin 2. Glencoe Press 2007

    Goldman, Norma. Latin Via Ovid. Wayne State University Press 1982

    Jones & Sidwell. The World of Rome: An Introduction to Roman Culture

    Wheelock’s Latin (7th Edition)

 

Materials Needed:

 1)  Access to internet at home is crucial

 2)  Pencils and at least one large three ringed binder to hold handouts and notes. 

 

Classroom Expectations/Rules: It is expected that students will behave like little saints at all times.  Technological devices, such as phones or computers, may only be used in classroom with the instructor’s permission.  

 

Make-up Policy:  See student Handbook.

 

“I have read and understood this syllabus.”

 

Student’s Signature_______________________________________________ 

 

Parent’s Signature______________________________________________

 


 

LATIN II

SYLLABUS 2016-7

Instructor: S. Ross
Room 335

Office hours: 6th period in Room 330
Phone: 354 –6800 ex.3301
Email: sross@gsgis.k12.va.us or aberrantadventures@mac.com 

Course Description: In this course students build upon the skills they have learned in the previous year in order to comprehend Latin that becomes increasingly more sophisticated. The students are introduced to complex grammatical structures within the context of mythological stories. There is continued emphasis on Roman life, mythology, derivatives, and history. During the second half of the year, short pieces of authentic Latin literature are used as a learning tool to introduce the student to classical Latin authors and the history in which the readings are set.  Prerequisite:  Latin I

Web Page:  rabbitsforlatin.com

Objectives/Goals:

    .    1)  To read, translate and interpret adapted Latin prose and poetry 

    .    2)  To develop the skills to write Latin prose 

    .    3)  To develop a greater understanding of the Language through the study of grammar and derivatives 

    .    4)  To continue to use orally and listen to Latin as part of the learning process 

    .    5)  To develop an understanding of Roman culture and civilization 

    .    6)  To reinforce learning through linguistic connections with the Romance languages 

    .    7)  To develop an understanding of cultural and historical similarities and difference
between the Roman world and the United States. 

Major Topics & Themes:

    .    1)  Latin Syntax; Latin Morphology 

    .    2)  Classical Mythology 

    .    3)  Roman History: The Republic (509 to 31 BC) 

    .    4)  English Derivatives from Latin and Greek 

    .    5)  Mediterranean and Italic Geography 

    .    6)  Roman architecture 

    .    7)  Roman art 

    .    8)  Government and Politics 

    .    9)  Roman Literature 

 

Assessment/Evaluation Procedures:

A total point system will be used to determine grades. A student’s grade will be comprised of the following:

Quizzes: There will be at least one short quiz per week (each worth 15-25 points). It is the responsibility of the student to reschedule a quiz missed due to an excused absence. These quizzes may be unannounced. Do your Homework! A quiz missed due to an unexcused absence may not be made up.

Tests: There will be a comprehensive test approximately every four weeks (value 100 points).

Assignments/Projects: There will be several short assignments (20-25 points) and generally one large project each quarter (100 points).

Translation/Participation: This grade will measure a student’s preparation for class, which generally involves preparing to read, translate, and discuss assigned selections of Latin (100 points per quarter).

Homework: There will be regular checks of homework. Failure to complete homework will adversely affect your grade (+/- 10-20 points).

Exams: There will be a cumulative exam at the end of each semester. It will count 20% of the semester grade.

 

Texts:

Ullman & Henderson. Latin for Americans: Latin 2. Glencoe Press 2007

Goldman, Norma. Latin Via Ovid. Wayne State University Press 1982

Lawall and Perry. Fabulae Romanae. Longman 1993.

Jones and Sidwell. The World of Rome: An Introduction to Roman Culture. Cambridge 2010.

Wheelock’s Latin (7th Edition)

 

Materials Needed:

    .    1)  Access to internet at home is crucial

    .    2)  Pencils 

    .    3)  At least one large 3 ringed binder to hold handouts and notes. 

 

Classroom Expectations: It is expected that students will behave like little saints at all times.

 

“I have read and understood this syllabus.”

Student’s Signature _____________________________________________________________ 

 

Parent’s Signature _____________________________________________________________