This course introduces students to the elements of the Latin language. Students in this course learn all six tenses of the verb and all five Latin noun declensions. They also learn hundreds of Latin words and how these words are often the ancestors of words that we use today. In addition to learning to read Latin, students will learn about the origins of the Romans and the role Roman culture has played and continues to play in shaping the modern world.
Text: Ecce Romani I. Ed. Lawall et al. (Pearson/Prentice-Hall: 2009).
Practice the National Latin Exam
Assessment & Proceedures
In this course students earn scores in the following assessment categories:
•Class Participation. A measure of a student's level of preparation for class and involvement during classtime. [30 pts./week]
•In-class Written Assignment. Work in this category is assigned and completed during a regularly-scheduled class meeting. [15-30 pts./assignment]
•Homework. These assignments are brief written exercises which call upon a student to recall and practice skills presented in class. [30 pts./assignment]
•Quiz. The majority of quizzes in this course are vocabulary memorization assignments based upon the Latin read in class. Students will also take quizzes on Latin word formation. [100 pts./quiz; lowest score from each trimester will be dropped]
•Test. Each trimester will conclude with a test on material covered during that grading period. [Trimester Test = 300 pts.; test scores cannot be dropped]
In a typical trimester under this assessment scheme there are over 1300 total points. Half of these points are in the 'Quiz' category, so students are encuraged to maximize their efforts to prepare for quizzes.
Work is due on the date published on this web page.
Absence. In the event that an assignment is due on a day when a student is absent from school written homework and quizzes are considered due at the start of the next regularly scheduled class meeting attended by the student. In cases of absence in-class written assignments will be completed by a date agreed upon by Mr. Bagg and the student.
Quiz and Homework Assignments not Completed by the Due Date. Late quizzes are to be completed no later than the regularly scheduled class meeting following the due date of that quiz. No quiz may be completed for credit after that time. The grade of any quiz completed after its due date is subject to a 10% reduction in score. Late Homework assignments are to be completed no later than the start of the second regularly scheduled class meeting after the due date. No homework assignment may be completed for credit after that time. Grades for late homework assignments are subject to a 7% reduction in score.
Trimester Tests for this course may not be completed for credit after their scheduled date without expressed permission from Mr. Bagg.