8th Grade Latin
Latin Level I serves as an introduction of both the Latin language and the rich history and culture with which it is associated.
The purpose of language study is to communicate so I can understand others, and they can understand me. Effective communication requires knowing how, when, and why to say what to whom.
Custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
Learning other languages enables an individual to participate in multilingual communities.
An ability to communicate in another language fosters a better understanding of my own language and culture.
Global citizenship requires an ability to communicate in more than one language.
How does learning an additional language help you become a global citizen and enhance your own life?
What are the skills you need in order to understand or communicate in Latin?
How do the cultures of the ancient world compare to those of modern United States?
How does the Latin language compare to American English?
How would your life be different if you grew up in ancient Rome?
What does the study of an additional language and its cultures teach me about myself?
Course Academic Vocabulary:
Vocabulary: Cognate, Stem/Root, Compound words: prefix
Culture: Geography, History, Mythology, Roman Life
Parts of Speech
Verbs: Person (1st, 2nd, 3rd), Number (singular, plural), Tense, Conjugate/Conjugation, Imperative, Infintive
Nouns: Gender (masculine/feminine/neuter), Number (singular/plural), Case:Nominative, Genitive, Dative, Accusative, Ablative, Vocative, Decline/Declension
Preposition: Object of a preposition, Prepositional Phrase
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