Alan Abbe 8th Period Conference
732-9280 ext. 33356 firstname.lastname@example.org
Course DescriptionThe Latin V class is an advanced level class that will continue to emphasize the acquisition of the Latin language through reading. Students will read authentic texts by Roman authors such as Eutropius, Livy, Caesar, Cicero, Pliny, Ovid and Catullus, and do so in the language they were written in. Students will also explore advanced grammatical, historical, and mythological topics to gain a deeper understanding of the works they study. Students will also see the part Latin plays in the modern world in taxonomy, epigraphy, and planetary naming conventions, in order to develop a lifelong appreciation of the Latin language and classical civilization as they apply lessons from this class to their own lives and communities.
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 this year are $20.00 and will 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 administered in March and the cost of membership in National Latin Honor Society for qualifying students. Latin Club gives students an opportunity to lead as well as participate in various activities such as: a Latin Club banquet, a Blazer Tag tournament, the Area F competition (February 24-25 at Westwood High School in Leander), State Convention (March 31- April 1 at O’Connor High School in San Antonio), National Convention (July 24-29, Troy University, Troy, Alabama), Certamen, 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.
Weeks 1-8 Hercules
Weeks 9-18 Aurelius Victor, Eutropius, Livy, XII Tables
Weeks 19-28 Catullus
Weeks 29-31 Cicero
Weeks 32-36 Horace & Ovid