Magister Alan Abbe Conference: 8th Period
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Latin III Pre-AP
Latin is an exciting and highly rewarding class that offers students many added benefits, not the least of which is enhanced reading & analytical skills. Through the Cambridge Series, we will continue to emphasize comprehension of the Latin language through reading and, thus, gain a greater understanding of the social and political history of the Romans. This year you will learn to read authentic works by Roman authors in the Latin language, as well as develop your acquaintance with the Roman world – history, literature, mythology, politics, daily life, etc. As you advance in your studies and acquire new skills, you will develop a lifelong appreciation of the Latin language and classical civilization, and be able to apply the lessons of this class to your own life and community.
Materials needed for class each day
You will need to bring your Ipad, something to write with and something to write on, and something to keep your notes in. Latin-English Dictionaries are not necessary for this 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, creatively, and to the best of your ability, anything not done becomes HW
- Follow all other school rules, policies, and procedures at all times
Daily (homework, class work, participation grades) 10%
Quizzes (vocabulary & grammar quizzes) 30%
Major (tests & projects) 60%
- 1 daily and 1 quiz grade will be dropped each 9 weeks. No other grades will be 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.
WHS has a very active Latin Club. The dues are $20.00 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. Latin Club gives students an opportunity to lead as well as participate in various activities such as: a Latin Club banquet, Blazer Tag tournament, the Area F competition (February 23-24, Anderson H.S.), State Convention (Apr. 13-14 at Naaman Forest HS in Garland), and National Convention (July 23-July 28, Miami University, Oxford, OH), various Certamen tournaments throughout the year, and any other activities students may want to try out (within reason). Every Latin student is highly encouraged to join the Latin Club and participate in the extracurricular activities of the Junior Classical League, but membership is voluntary.