Latin I Syllabus

Magistra: Mrs. Geniene Ronald
Liber: Ecce Romani Book One
1. To develop the ability to read and comprehend classical Latin
2. To increase knowledge of English vocabulary and gain an understanding of word
formation which can be beneficial for SAT preparation
3. To acquire an awareness of linguistic forms and grammatical structures
4. To enhance general language learning techniques and aptitudes, including facility
with English
5. To gain an understanding of ancient Greek and Roman cultures, their historical
significance, and their contemporary relevance.
Curriculum Content:
Translation of stories from Latin to English and vice versa
Vocabulary and English derivatives
Culture: Roman houses, slaves, families, clothing and names
Grammar: six cases and 3 declensions of nouns, interrogatives, four conjugations of
verbs in the present tense, and infinitives
6. History: Aeneas and the Trojan War, Romulus and Remus and the founding of Rome
Daily Requirements:
1. Notebook
2. Writing Instrument
3. Textbook
4. Class participation
5. Completed homework –three missed homeworks =academic detention
1. Quizzes on vocabulary and grammar (grade determined by number of correct
answers divided by total number of questions on test)
2. Tests on translations, vocabulary and culture
3. Homework-weighted equally with tests and quizzes
4. Class participation/behavior-graded on a possible 3 points per day
5. Project- major project due after Christmas worth 75 points (detailed requirements
will be given to students in October)
6. Extra Credit-can be earned by reading a “Calliope” magazine. No more than 2
article summaries per marking period.
The National Latin Exam is administered usually the first week of March. Nationally-awarded
medals and certificates can be won based on individual student performance on the exam.
est tenere quae acceperis nisi
exerceas”- (It is difficult to retain what you have learned
unless you should practice it)-Pliny the Younger