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Latin I (ACP) 311
TIME FRAME: One semester
MAP LEVEL: 1
30.0 WORLD LANGUAGE
-- Students will share their personal reactions and feelings about authentic literary texts such as poems, plays, short stories and novels.
-- Students will discuss their personal feelings and ideas with members of the target culture in order to consider alternate viewpoints.
-- Students will read literature, listen to music and view films and websites in the target language for entertainment.
-- Students will understand the main ideas and relevant details of extended discussions, lectures and formal presentations on topics related to daily life and/or historical or contemporary themes in the target culture.
-- Students will comprehend the main ideas and significant details of full-length feature articles in newspapers, magazines and websites on topics of current or historical importance in the target culture.
-- Students will prepare oral and/or written analyses in the target language of the plot, character, descriptions and development, and themes found in authentic literary works, including poems, plays, short stories and short works of fiction or nonfiction.
30.0 WORLD LANGUAGE
-- Students will write letters in the target language to peers in the target culture, describing and analyzing current events of mutual interest.
-- Students will identify and analyze products and practices of the target culture (e.g., social, economic, legal and political), and explore the relationships between these products and practices and the perspectives of the culture.
-- Students will identify, experience or read about, and discuss expressive forms of the culture, including but not limited to literature, periodicals, films, television, websites and the fine arts, in order to explore their effects on the larger community.
-- Students will identify, discuss and analyze various patterns of behaviors or interactions that are typical of the target culture.
-- Students will identify, discuss, analyze and evaluate themes, ideas and perspectives that are related to the target culture.
30.0 WORLD LANGUAGE
-- Students will use information acquired from other school subjects to complete activities in the world language classroom.
-- Students will acquire more complex and abstract information from a variety of authentic sources in the world language classroom and integrate it with other school subjects.
-- Students will analyze the similarities and differences among sources, selecting the most appropriate information for specific purposes.
-- Students will use new information and perspectives gained through world language study to expand their personal knowledge and interdisciplinary connections.
-- Students will use multiple media resources to analyze aspects of the target culture(s) and apply their knowledge to new situations.
-- Students will access and analyze materials, looking for sources of information for potential use in original work on the target language or culture(s).
30.0 WORLD LANGUAGE
-- Students will analyze various elements of the target language (such as time or tense), and compare and contrast them with comparable linguistic elements in English.
-- Students will evaluate the style of a communicative interaction in the target language.
-- Students will use new and evolving information and perspectives to demonstrate understanding of the similarities and differences across cultures.
-- Students will use new and evolving information and perspectives to identify universals of human experience across cultures and to demonstrate empathy and respect for the people(s) of other cultures.
-- Students will establish and/or maintain interpersonal relations with speakers of the target language via letters or e-mail and/or exchange programs.
-- Students will use their target language skills and demonstrate cultural understanding while participating in career exploration, volunteer experiences, school-to-work projects or school/individual exchanges with homestay.
08.1 SOCIAL STUDIES - HISTORY
-- Students will gather, analyze and reconcile historical information, including contradictory data, from primary and secondary sources to support or reject hypotheses
-- Students will interpret oral traditions and legends as 'histories'
-- Students will describe the multiple intersecting causes of events
-- Students will give examples of the visual arts, dance, music, theater and architecture of the major periods of history and explain what they indicate about the values and beliefs of various societies
-- Students will identify various parties and analyze their interest in conflicts from selected historical periods
-- Students will display empathy for people who have lived in the past
1. What is the relationship between Latin and other languages?
2. How does an inflected language work?
3. What are the grammatical and syntactical rules of Latin?
4. What are the parts of speech, and how does each function?
5. What influences shaped Rome's political and social development?
6. What were the cultural values of the Greeks and Romans?
7. How does Greco-Roman civilization continue to influence the world today?
Latin I is focused on the first stages of language acquisition for the purpose of reading proficiency. The goal of the Latin sequence is for students to read authentic Latin literature with precision, sensitivity, and pleasure. The content of Latin I includes:
--the pronunciation of Classical Latin,
--Latin's place in linguistic history,
--English derivatives and cognates,
--Romance language derivatives and cognates,
--parts of speech,
--verbs of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd-io, and 4th conjugations,
--present, imperfect, future, perfect, pluperfect, and future perfect tenses,
--active and passive voice,
--adjectives (attributive, predicative, and substantive uses),
--cardinal and ordinal numerals,
--relative and interrogative pronouns,
--ancient Roman & Greek cultural practices,
--ancient Roman and Greek values,
--topics in Roman history (Republic to early Principate),
--geography of the ancient Mediterranean world,
As stated in Connecticut's 2005 World Language Curriculum Framework, there are six domains and nine content standards which frame world language content:
1. How do I use another language to communicate with others?
2. How do I understand what others are trying to communicate in another language?
3. How do I present information, concepts, and ideas in another language in a way
that is understood?
1. How do I use my understanding of culture to communicate and function
appropriately in another culture?
1. How do I use my understanding of another language and culture to reinforce and
expand my knowledge of other disciplines, and vice versa?
2. How do I use my understanding of another language and culture to broaden and
deepen my understanding of that language and culture and access and use
information that would otherwise be unavailable to me?
COMPARISONS AMONG LANGUAGES
1. How do I demonstrate an understanding of similiarities, differences, and interactions across languages?
COMPARISONS AMONG CULTURES
1. How do I demonstrate an understanding of similiarities, differences, and interactions across cultures?
1. How do I use my knowledge of language and culture to enrich my life and
broaden my opportunities?
Additional skills specific to Latin include:
-- Attaining a novice level of profiency in reading, oral recitation, and writing.
-- Recognizing, identifying, and appropriately using the different parts of speech.
-- Increasing vocabulary and grammatical skills in English and Romance languages through Latin.
-- Using cultural knowledge to make inferences about written sources.
--Translating accurately from Latin into English and from English into Latin.
All Latin I students will:
-- Participate in grammar and vocabulary-building activities.
--Read and translate texts in both adapted and authentic Latin.
-- Compose sentences and brief paragraphs in Latin.
-- Grammatically parse sentences from Latin texts and student work.
-- Orally recite Latin from Latin texts.
-- Listen to the oral recitation of Latin texts.
-- Discuss (in English) aspects of Greek and Roman culture and civilization.
Latin I students will be assessed by means of the following:
Completion of daily assignments
Quizzes (vocabulary and morphology)
Tests (vocabulary, morphology, translation, composition, cultural information)
CAPT-style essays (in English) on cultural and historical topics
Final examination (25% multiple choice, 75% translation, essay, and grammatical exegesis of a Latin text)
Students may experience the following: occasional field trips, appropriate movies
The current textbook for Latin I is Wheelock's Latin Grammar, 6th edition.
Students who have maintained an A average in Latin I and II may apply to join the Latin Honor Society.
After-school tutoring is available for all Latin students on assigned days.
Tutoring is available for all Latin students on assigned days.