Latin 4 / 5

For Grades: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

2 Semesters / 1 Credit

Recommendation: Successful completion of both semesters of Latin 3.

Latin 4/5 is a two-year study of Latin literature with an alternating curriculum. Year one places emphasis on Latin poetry, including works from Catullus, Vergil, and Ovid. Year two provides opportunities for students to read Latin authors from varied genres and time periods. Students do not have to take both years to receive credit. Students will review and master complex syntactical and grammatical structures. Through the reading selections and class discussions, students learn about the literary and stylistic devices appropriate for either prose or poetry. Concentration is also focused on the philosophic, historic, and cultural aspects relevant to these selections. Students will develop a sense of meaningful phrase groupings with appropriate voice inflection and fluency in pronouncing Latin, and will read poetry in meter. Students will use Latin orally to hold short conversations and compose complex written sentences and/or short dialogues in Latin.

Students will have opportunities throughout both semesters to earn Honors Quality Points by completing additional requirements as determined by the team of World Languages teachers. Honors credit can be earned in either semester, or in both.

Note: We will add a course each year, culminating with AP Latin in future years.

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