L Latin Five IB Syllabus for Standard Level IB Teacher: Cathy Eagle [email protected] [email protected] Primary Resources: IB Classical Languages, Selections from Ovid, Vergil, Livy, Cicero Grading Percentages: Formal assessments 70% tests, Project, quizzes Informal Assessments 30% Course Goals: To translate unadapted Latin texts To analyze Latin literature for meaning, structure, and artistic value To recognize and develop a context for Latin literature within Roman culture and its impact on other cultures including English literature and art Component One: Sight translation Students must be able to translate any selection from Ovid’s Metamorphoses with accuracy and fluency. For this component, students are allowed to use a dictionary. This correlates to Paper 1 of the IB exam. To prepare for this, students will complete a sight translation every time class falls on a Monday. For this section I am evaluating can the student read the language? Can he use the greammar rules and vocabulary to figure out a text? Can he use a Latin dictionary and context to figure out unfamiliar words? These are scored using IB rubrics and count as three formal assessment grades. Component Two: Genre Study We will be studying two major themes: Epic poetry through Vergil’s Aeneid and the portrayal of women in Latin literature. Component 2.1 Vergil’s Aeneid Book One Lines 1-49, ___________________ Students should be able to translate these lines, scan, and analyze style. They must also be able place the passages in the context of the story, the genre of epic poetry, and the cultural and historical context of the Aeneid. This component of the course was begun in Level Four and will be completed in the fall. Component 2.2 Women in Roman Literature Students will translate and analyze the portrayal of women in Latin literature. The selections are: Ovid Heroides 1, Livy Ab Urbe Condida 2.13, Cicero Pro Caelio 35-40, and Vergil Aeneid 11 lines 648-724. Students must be able to discuss literary style and the deeper meanings on cultural and historical context. For poetry selections, students must be able to scan dacletylic hexameter and elegiac couplet. No dictionary is allowed on this section so they must develop a text specific vocabulary. They must be to able to identify context and content of the extract, how it is charactetristic of the genre, explanation of literary and stylistic features, and translate. These selections will be prepared in class. Component 3 Research Dossier The student will choose a research topic and prepare a research dossier using 7-9 primary sources to support and answer the research question. Topic choice and research question is due ________________. The dossier is due Feb. 22.