Latin for Younger Learners part 2

Starts on the Date/Time - Jan 23 2017 until 8 May 2017 - 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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CLASS DESCRIPTION:tres columnae latin

Latin for Younger Learners, Part 2 (1 semester)

GHF’s Introduction to Latin class is designed for gifted learners ages 10-13, but what about younger learners with a passionate interest in the language, culture, and history of the Romans?  Like “Introduction to Latin,” this course immerses its participants in the lives and adventures of three very different families who live in the small, beautiful, and ultimately doomed city of Herculaneum in the mid-1st century A.D., but we focus on the younger members of the family and some “very human” animal characters.  By following and creating their adventures as part of the Tres Columnae Project, you will develop deep knowledge, skill, and understanding of the Latin language, Roman culture, and Roman history, and you’ll learn Latin grammar and vocabulary in an appropriate and unstressful way.

latin GHF GHFOInstructor: Justin Schwamm   

5-10 students, 7-9 years old

Time: Mondays 9:00-10:00 am Pacific.

Weekly. Jan 23 - May 9, 2017. Spring Break TBD by instructor.

Class Registration Fee: $245.00 (GHF Members receive a $15 discount off of each class they sign up for)

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 SYLLABUS:latin younger learners

Unit I: familia Romana et familia mea (A Roman Family and My Family)

Major Topics:
Class Rules and Procedures
Pronunciation and Spelling of Latin
Greetings; essential classroom vocabulary
Introduction to reading Latin
Latin grammar: parts of speech
Roman families and family relationships
Introduction to writing Latin
Introduction to English derivatives and word study
Latin nouns: nominative, genitive, ablative case
Declension patterns
Daily life in Roman towns like Pompeii and Herculaneum (1st century C.E.)

Unit II: Domus Rōmāna et Domus Mea (A Roman Home and My Home)

Major Topics:
Types of housing in the Roman world
Housing and social class
Review of derivation and word study
Latin nouns: accusative case
Mottoes and proverbs
Latin verbs: conjugation patterns; partēs prīncipālēs; genus dēpōnēns
Latin verbs: 1st, 2nd, 3rd person singular

 Additional topics according to students’ pace and interest. 

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