Latin


LATIN I - FL620 (LATIN1)

Credit: 1
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: None

Latin I is an introduction to Classical Latin and the Roman world (circa 200 BC to 200 AD). Students will learn vocabulary, pronunciations, and the grammar and syntax necessary to read Latin, compose basic text in Latin, and to use the language as a medium for understanding the civilization of Classical Antiquity. Additional units on Roman life, culture, history and mythology complete the curriculum. Participation with Latin Club and JCL augment these studies and provide students with unique opportunities to compete, to network with other students, teachers, professors, and authors, and to potentially win awards and college scholarships.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Grade 9
  • Prerequisite: None
LATIN II - FL621 (LATIN2)

Credit: 1
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: Latin I

This course begins with a comprehensive review of Latin I and then expands upon those foundations to prepare students for Latin III Pre-AP. Emphasis will be placed upon grammar and reading with a continuous goal of proficiency and overall language mastery. The focus will spotlight Rome and its territories, in terms of history, politics and government, mythology, daily life and other topics. Students will be able to pronounce Latin, read Latin passages, compose simple Latin sentences, build their English vocabulary, and compare the ancient world with the modern. Participation with Latin Club and JCL augment these studies and provide students with unique opportunities to compete, to network with other students, teachers, professors, and authors, and to potentially win awards and college scholarships.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Grade 9
LATIN III PRE-AP - FL624 (LATIN3)

Credit: 1
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: Latin II

After a thorough review of grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and reading skills, Latin III students will read and analyze authentic Latin texts to see what real Latin looks like. Authors studied may include Martial, Horace, Ovid, Catullus, Caesar, and Vergil. Topics include grammar, history, culture, mythology, and literary conventions. The AP test formats and material will be introduced at this level to help prepare students for AP Latin IV. This course is intended to prepare students for Latin IV, to expand upon & deepen knowledge and skills acquired in Latin II, and to help nourish students’ interest in the classics. Participation with Latin Club and JCL augment these studies and provide students with unique opportunities to compete, to network with other students, teachers, professors, and authors, and to potentially win awards and college scholarships.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • PRE-AP
AP LATIN (LEVEL IV) - FL625 (APLATVG)

Credit: 1
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Latin III Pre-AP

Advanced Placement Latin is the culmination of previous studies of Latin. This fast-paced class focuses on reading and comprehending samples of Latin prose and poetry from Caesar’s Comentarii De Bello Gallico and Vergil’s Aeneid. To prepare for the AP Latin exam, students develop and hone their abilities to analyze and interpret texts, and learn to make and defend arguments based on Latin texts. Topics include grammar, history, culture, mythology, and literary conventions. Participation with Latin Club and JCL augment these studies and provide students with unique opportunities to compete, to network with other students, teachers, professors, and authors, and to potentially win awards and college scholarships.

  • AP
  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
LATIN V ADVANCED - FL626 (LATIN 5)

Credit: 1
Grade: 12
Prerequisite: AP Latin

Latin V focuses on the same principal objectives as AP Latin, with students reading from authentic Latin prose and poetry authors. The material in this Post-AP course is more challenging than that found in AP Latin, but the pace is more relaxed. Topics may include the story of Hercules, the history of the early Roman monarchy, the beginning of the Republic, the Twelve Tables, the interactions between Cicero and Cataline in 63, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Ovid’s Amores, the poetry and loves of Catullus, the autobiography of Augustus, and selected works from the writers of the Empire. Authors include Eutropius, Cornelius Nepos, Livy, Cicero, Ovid, Horace, Catullus, Augustus, and Pliny the Younger. Students planning to take the SAT II subject test in Latin may choose to use the content of this class in their preparation for that test for potential credit/placement. Participation with Latin Club and JCL augment these studies and provide students with unique opportunities to compete, to network with other students, teachers, professors, and authors, and to potentially win awards and college scholarships.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 12
LATIN VI ADVANCED - FL627 (LATIN6)

Credit: 1
Grade: 12
Prerequisite: Latin V ADV

This post-AP independent study course is designed for students who have taken 5 years of Latin and wish to continue studying Latin in high school. The teacher and student will determine topics of interest to translate and research, and the student’s progress will be evaluated through classwork, quizzes, tests, presentations, and discussions with the teacher. The student can expect to work and problem-solve alone most of the time with the teacher serving as supervisor and mentor.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 12