Magister Alan Abbe Conference: 2:30-3:00
732-9280 ext. 33356 firstname.lastname@example.org
Latin Ib 2012-2013 Syllabus
Latin 1a and Latin 1b are two halves of a High School Latin I course that offers students many benefits, not the least of which is enhanced reading & analytical skills. Through the Cambridge Series, we will emphasize comprehension of the Latin language through reading the language and thus gain a greater understanding of the social and political history of the Romans. Students will learn and communicate in the Latin language, read and write in Latin, and enjoy their increasing acquaintance with the Roman world – history, literature, mythology, politics, daily life, etc. Over the course of two years, students will develop a lifelong appreciation of the Latin language and classical civilization, and they will learn to apply lessons from this class to their own lives and communities.
Materials needed for class each day
Your Latin binder, paper, a writing utensil, and your textbook (Cambridge Latin Course, replacement price approx. $40-50) and/or Ipad (fully charged). Latin-English Dictionaries may be helpful for home but are not necessary in class.
Class Procedures and Expectations ·
Get to class on time, with your materials. On time = seated & ready-to-go
· Get out your HW to check or submit, as directed - No Late Homework
· Begin the warm-up as soon as you arrive
· Be courteous & open-minded at all times and remember that honesty is valued
· Pay attention in class and participate in all discussions & activities
· Work quietly, efficiently, and to the best of your ability; anything not done in class becomes HW
· Follow all other school rules, policies, and procedures at all times
Daily Work (homework, class work, participation) 10%
Quizzes (vocabulary & grammar quizzes) 30%
Major (tests & projects) 60%
*1 daily & 1 quiz grade will be dropped each 9 wks. Nothing else is dropped
Failed a Test? ·Arrange for tutoring sessions with the teacher as soon as possible. Then, arrange a make-up test within 1 week of the original test date.
· The highest grade anyone can get on a make-up test is a 70
This is your responsibility. You get 1 day to do make-up work for each day in class that you missed. If you miss my class but are present for any other classes/activities, then you are still responsible for properly submitting any assignments to me that were due on that day before you leave or by the end of the day. For school-related absences, make arrangements BEFORE the absence and turn in work/take exams the same day you return to school.
HCMS has a very active Latin Club. The dues are $15.00 and cover membership in the local JCL chapter, the Texas State JCL, and the National JCL, as well as the cost of the National Latin Exam that will be administered in March. The Area F competition will be Jan 19-20 at St. Andrews Lower School (downtown), the State Convention will be April 12-13 at Marcus HS in Flower Mound, and the National Convention will be at UNLV in Las Vegas July 22-27. Although every Latin student is encouraged to join the Latin Club and participate in the extracurricular activities of the Junior Classical League, membership is voluntary. Only JCL members may participate in Competitions, National Exams, or NLHS. For more information, contact Mr. Abbe.