This Latin II course is designed to introduce the student to the more complex aspects of the Latin language and to foster an understanding of and appreciation for the nuance of Latin. We will be covering most of the language’s grammar structure in this course so attendance and attention are high priorities. As with any language study practice outside the classroom is key to success. Those students who limit their Latin practice to only time spent in the classroom will find the class frustrating and their efforts unsuccessful. Every student should plan to review his/her notes on a daily basis and be ready to ask and answer questions every class period. Additionally, each student should have a notebook just for this class which will be graded at the end of every six-weeks. Of course the immediate goal is to accomplish the course to prepare for the Latin AP for college credit. With a little discipline and hard work we can accomplish this. The texts are, during the first semester, the Cambridge Latin Unit III and then, in late January, we will switch to Julius Caesar with a packet text of De Bello Gallico. It is recommended that each student purchase a Latin/English dictionary sometime before then. The course grading rubric and schedule are below:
Homework 25% Quizzes 35% Exams 40%
Homework is due @ the beginning of each class. Not having the work is a 0. This can be raised to a 60 if the work is completed before class ends. No retakes on quizzes. Homework due with unexcused absence=0. No exceptions Retests: Students receiving a grade of 69 or below on a test will be allowed to retest for up to a maximum grade of 70. Retests are only available if you fail a test. You must retake the test within 48 hours. If you know that it is not possible to retake the test by the next day you need to notify your teacher on the day that you receive the graded test. Keep in mind that the test will be different from the former. Late work: Students have 48 hours to make up late work. If turned in within that time, the maximum grade you will receive is a 50. This includes all major assignments (i.e. projects). After that period, you will NOT receive ANY credit. NO EXCEPTIONS! Absences: When you return and if your absence is excused: Get your assignment from a neighbor. Get any necessary sheets from me at an appropriate time during class or before the next class. If you miss an exam or quiz, it could be in a different format than the original. If your absence is unexcused, you will receive a ZERO (0) for all worked missed. However, if you miss an exam or quiz due to an excused absence you will be eligible to take it upon returning to class. Academic Dishonesty: academic dishonesty includes, but is not exclusive to: ·. Using notes or study aids without permission during a quiz or test. Using someone else’s work as one’s own, including plagiarism· Looking at another person’s quiz or test without the teacher’s explicit permission. Overuse of electronic translators. (This will be explained and discussed further in class, e.g., Google Translate is plagiarism) Consequences for academic dishonesty include a zero for the assignment without an opportunity for making-up the assignment, a phone call home, and a referral to your administrator. LASA High School may assign additional consequences as appropriate for highly serious or persistent incidents. You are expected to do your own work at every instance.
1st Six-Weeks Aug. 20 – Sept. 28
Cambridge Unit III stages 21-22 Review of Latin I Grammar. Perfect Passive Participle. Partitive Genitive. Ablative of Agent. Adverbs. Roman Britain. Roman Monarchy History.
Exam 1: Fri. Sept. 7 Exam 2: Fri. Sept. 28
2nd Six-Weeks Oct. 6 – Nov. 7
Cambridge Unit III. Stages 23-24 Neuter Nouns. Subjunctive Mood. Subjunctive Clauses. Idioms. Roman Monarchy history continued.
Exam 3: Fri. Oct 19 Exam 4: Fri. Nov. 7
3rd Six-Weeks Nov. 5 – Dec. 20
Cambridge Unit III Stages 25-26 Subjunctive Cont’d. Passive Voice of all tenses. Indirect Question/Command. Passive Periphrastic. Early Roman Empire. Agricola as British Governor.
Exam 5: Fri. Nov. 30 Mid-term Exam: TBA
4th Six-Weeks Jan. 7 – Feb. 8
Cambridge Unit III Stages 27-28 Subjunctive Mood and Passive Voice cont’d. Ablative uses w/ prepositions. Introduction to life and career of C. Julius Caesar. Book I De Bello Gallico Exam 7: Fri. Jan. 25 Exam 8: Fri. Feb. 8
5th Six-Weeks Feb. 11 – March 29 Book I of De Bello Gallico, Julius Caesar text. Continue Roman Republican history & Roman Army. Grammar Project handout
Exam 9: Fri. March 1 [Spring Break! March, 18-22] Exam 10: Fri. March 29
6th Six-Weeks April 1 – May 24 Caesar cont’d. Books I & IV of De Bello Gallico. Invasion of Britain. Grammar Projects due Friday, May, 17. Fabulae Antiquae (Roman History and Mythology text) if necessary