Foreign Language

 

Spanish I

Carol Tripp, Instructor

This is a first-year, high school level Spanish course.  Content includes the present and the simple past tenses (-ar, -er,-ir verb conjugations); articles/adjectives and noun agreement; subject/object pronouns; ser/estar (to be); telling time.  Vocabulary encompasses words/expressions concerning: school, family, illnesses, sports, food, clothing, travel and weather.  Daily instruction includes practice in reading, writing, speaking and listening in the target language.

Textbook: Vistas, ISBN 9781600071041/ ISBN 160007104X

Email: trippcook@aol.com

 

Latin I

Page Fletcher, Instructor

1 Credit

Course Description:

Latin I is an outstanding course for a variety of students. Primarily, it serves as a foundational course for language since Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian are derived from Latin and since about 70% of English vocabulary is derived from it. Whether students use Latin as a foundational course for modern language studies, or whether it is used to strengthen English vocabulary (SAT prep) and grammar, Latin is an outstanding course for a variety of students.

 Specific grammar concepts to be studied include: the formation of the Roman alphabet; first conjugation verbs; principal parts of verbs; first, second and third declension nouns; ablative case usage; conjugation of sum; conjunctions, prepositions, appositives, adjectives, accusative case usage, personal pronouns, numerals, dative case usage; present, imperfect, and future tenses of verbs; adverbs; indicative and imperative moods of verbs; vocative case usage.

Additional studies in mythology help to prepare students for the National Latin Exam in March, while also serving to help them recognize numerous mythological allusions found in everyday literature, poetry and film.

 Texts:

1. Latin in the Christian Trivium Volume 1  from www.latintrivium.com

2. D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths

3. D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths Study Guide from www.memoriapress.com

Latin and Literature

Page Fletcher, Instructor

1 Credit

Course Description:

By using Wheelock’s Latin, Latin and Literature is a course designed for high school students who desire either upper level Latin credits or an introduction to Latin. This is possible because the text will either review or introduce grammar concepts while providing translation exercises from original texts. This makes the course both challenging and fun. An added literature component will give students an opportunity to read and study The Iliad and The Odyssey by Homer.

Texts:

1. Wheelock’s Latin 6th or 7th Edition (Teacher note: my text and materials are of the 6th edition, and I do not plan to reinvest in these. Even though there is a new edition out, I doubt that all of the sentences and support materials have been rewritten; hence, feel free to buy new or used.)

2. The Iliad & The Odyssey by Homer translated by Samuel Butler Barnes & Noble, Inc. © 2008 (this edition will be referenced in the literature guide).

3. The Iliad & The Odyssey Student Guide by www.memoriapress.com

Latin II

Page Fletcher, Instructor

Grammar and Vocabulary:
Learn a Latin vocabulary of an additional 410 words, giving a total for the two volumes of 744 words. More on adjectives; more ablative case usages; special verbs inquam and possum; perfect, pluperfect, and future tenses of verbs; remaining three verb conjugations, infinitive with subject accusatives; objective infinitives, predicate accusatives; active and passive verb forms; demonstrative pronouns; comparison of adverbs and adjectives; more ablative and accusative uses, fourth declension nouns; participles, dative with intransitive verbs.

History and Culture
Roman names; The Reign of Herod; Roman Houses, Climate of the Mediterranean; Education in Israel; Food in Biblical Times; The Care of the Dead. 

Bible
Continuation of Scriptures throughout. Daniel in the Lion’s Den, Luke 1, Jonah and the Whale, Birth of Jesus, Psalm One, Jesus at the Temple, Sermon on the Mount, Deut. 6:4-9, Matthew 28: 18-20, Lex Rex, Attributes of God. Many “Bible Thoughts” interspersed throughout. Sentences which instill good character are part of translation practice. 

Continuing Story
The story of a Roman centurion and his family continues. They travel across the Mediterranean, meet a Jewish family, endure a storm on the Mediterranean, visit friends in Cana, help build the synagogue, hear Jesus give the sermon on the mount, relate the story of the birth of Jesus, learn of Herod’s plan to kill the Infant Jesus. What happens next? 

Textbook: www.latintrivium.com, 858-335-6311, Latin in the Christian Trivium Vol. II item# 9619, $42.95
A good Latin Dictionary of Choice

Latin III

Page Fletcher, Instructor

Grammar and Vocabulary

Learn a Latin vocabulary of an additional 312 words, giving a total for the three volumes of over 1,000 words, which is the standard total for three years of Latin study. Grammar includes special verbs- malo, nolo, volo; pronouns ipse, iste, idem; ablative of specification, fifth declension (noun), special translation of causa; subject infinitives, reflexive pronouns, indirect discourse, dative of reference, purpose, possession; Subjunctive mood— hortatory, purpose clauses, imperfect subjunctive, iussive noun clauses, result clauses, ablative absolutes; deponent verbs, cum clauses; the verbs eo and fero; Verbs of Fearing, Wishing; relative clauses of purpose, gerunds and gerundives; impersonal verbs, future active and passive participles.

History and Culture

Shepherds’ lives; dinners; Roman homes; Farming; the Roman Empire; Occupations for the Different Nations; first chapter of Caesar’s Commentaries; Roman Roads; Trade; Care of the Dead; the Land of Galilee, Cicero‘s First Oration against Cataline.

Bible
Nicene Creed, Psalm 21; How to Pray; Psalm 100; the Good Shepherd; Gnosticism; What does the Bible say about Joy, Jesus’ prayer; Thanksgiving; What does the Bible say about being a man? What does the Bible say about Life? Moneychangers in the Temple; The Rich Young Ruler, Lazarus, Zaccheus, the One and the Many; Mary and Martha; The Feast of the Tabernacles; the Crucifixion; The Good Samaritan, The Gospel Road; James I, The First Sabbath day; a Logical Argument for the Resurrection.

Continuing Story
The family travels to Nain, has dinner with Simon the Pharisee, witnesses the story of the healing of the paralytic. Everyone in the family and their friends travel to Jerusalem to attend the Feast of the Tabernacles. Some of their little group stay in Bethany with Nicodemus who was a friend. They visit Mary, Martha, and Lazarus, and all attend the Feast in Jerusalem where they join with Jesus and the disciples. They are all there during the trial and crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. In the final chapter of this volume, Christ gives His command to “go and teach all nations”. 

Textbook: www.latintrivium.com, 858-335-6311, Latin in the Christian Trivium Vol. III, Item #9827 $48.95
501 Latin Verbs by Richard E. Prior and Joseph Wohlberg – Barnes & Noble
A good Latin Dictionary of choice