Latin II Curriculum Night 16 September 2015 COMMUNICATION

Latin II Curriculum Night 16 September 2015 COMMUNICATION

Latin II Curriculum Night 16 September 2015 COMMUNICATION

Latin website: crabbylatin.com School # (860) 232 4561, ext. 6416 Cell # (413) 427-6954 Email: [email protected] TOPICS The reading of intermediate Latin prose via our textbook Cambridge Latin Course: Unit II and Unit III and various supplemental handouts. Reading passages in Latin for comprehension, meaning, and

interpretation Grammar: review old and new Daily life and customs in ancient Rome, e.g., religion, public entertainment, science, technology, medicine, military customs, Masada, Rome in the Imperial period, etc. English etymology and Greek/Latin word roots and word histories Famous Latin phrases, abbreviations, and mottoes Modern connections via, word derivatives, figures of speeches, etc.

TEXTBOOK ART AND CULTURAL PROJECTS

Ancient Greek and Roman medicine Desktop catapults Rome and her monuments Roman/Greek architecture Word derivatives and etymology Medusa Mythology exam projects: Hercules: NATIONAL EXAMS Medusa Mythology Exam (March-April) - Medusa Mythology

Exam (November-December) - Hercules: the First Avenger. All questions will include the life and adventures of Hercules. Classical National Etymology Exam (December) National Latin Exam (March) Connecticut Latin Exam (April) Why? To reward hard working/intelligent students To see how our students do nationally To reward student by letting them potentially drop the final exam for medal winners and quizzes for certificate winners

ASSESSMENT QUIZZES 80% - 8-10 per quarter, including projects HOMEWORK 20% - 20+ assignments per quarter: translation, reading comprehension, handouts, mini quizzes, etc. - Online support via crabbylatin.com

STANDARD & HONORS Success for all students Quizzes curved for standard More challenging and longer assignments for honors Differentiation TRIPS & GET-TOGETHERS April Trip to England and Scotland Winter trip to Yale University Art Gallery to see their

private coin collection Mothers Day in Manhattan at the MET and Rockefeller Center. All family members welcome to come. Latin Day in Cheshire, CT in May Awards Breakfast in June

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