WLG230: Latin II

This list is representative of the materials provided or used in this course. Keep in mind that the actual materials used may vary, depending on the school in which you are enrolled, and whether you are taking the course as Independent Study.

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Scope & Sequence : Scope & Sequence documents describe what is covered in a course (the scope) and also the order in which topics are covered (the sequence). These documents list instructional objectives and skills to be mastered. K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

Course Overview

Students continue with their study of Latin through ancient, time-honored, classical language approaches which include repetition, parsing, written composition, and listening exercises. These techniques, combined with a modern multimedia approach to learning grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, prepare students for a deeper study of Latin. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading comprehension activities, writing activities, multimedia culture, history, and mythology presentations, and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. The emphasis is on reading Latin through engaging with myths from the ancient world which are presented in Latin. The curriculum concurs with the Cambridge school of Latin; therefore, students will learn ancient high classical styles of pronunciation and grammar in lieu of generally less sophisticated medieval styles, making it possible for students to comprehend the most Latin from the widest range of time periods. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning, understand and use common vocabulary terms and phrases, comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns, understand and analyze the cultural and historical contexts of the ancient sources they study, and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

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Course Length

Two Semesters

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Prerequisites

WLG130 or Middle School Latin I and Latin II

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Course Outline

The High School Latin II course helps students

  • Engage in language learning
  • Review and expand their study of common vocabulary topics
  • Gain a deeper understanding of a wide range of grammar patterns
  • Translate Latin more fluently
  • Analyze and compare myths from the ancient world with the students' own culture and experiences today
  • Regularly assess progress in proficiency through quizzes, tests, and speaking/writing submissions

Vocabulary Theme

  • Each unit presents a new set of vocabulary words pertaining to a particular theme. Each topic is first presented in context and then the vocabulary is further practiced at the word and sentence level. A printable vocabulary list is also provided.

Grammar Concept

  • Each unit introduces a new grammar pattern. The concept is first introduced in a contextualized situation and then presented in a multimedia grammar animation. The concept is then further practiced in several interactive activities throughout the unit. A printable explanation of the pattern is also provided.

Presentation of Culture through Culture Videos

  • In each unit students will learn more about a myth from the ancient world either through engaging with the myth through a multi-media presentation of the story of the myth or by engaging with a classical text in translation that demonstrates how this myth was used by the ancient Greeks or Romans.

Translation Activities

  • Students complete translation activities each unit that practice translating the unit's myth from English to Latin and from Latin to English. The emphasis of this course is on translating fluently from one language to the other.

Assessments

  • Reading comprehension quizzes verify that students comprehend the main ideas and/or significant details of target language passages or conversations.
  • Culture comprehension quizzes verify that students have understood important concepts presented in the culture presentations.
  • Unit tests assess students' mastery of the vocabulary words and grammar concepts presented that unit.
  • Midterm and Semester Exams are comprehensive in nature. They focus principally on the vocabulary, grammar, and translation concepts taught throughout the units.

Journal

  • Journal assignments allow students to make cultural comparisons, reinforce new vocabulary and grammar patterns, and practice communicating in the language.

Discussion Board Activities

  • There is one discussion board activity in each semester. These activities provide opportunities for students to interact with other students and practice their new language.

Semester 1

Table providing curriculum detail for High School Latin 2 Semester 1. Navigate on row headings to choose a course topic, then on column headings to find details for each unit.
  Source Readings Grammar Culture

Unit 1

Prometheus Myth I

Review of 1-3rd Declension nouns

Introduction to the myth of Prometheus

Unit 2

Prometheus Myth II

Review of 1-4th Conjugations

Prometheus> continued

Unit 3

Narcissus Myth I

Review of Personal Pronouns: ego, tu, nos, vos, is, ea, id

Introduction to the myth of Narcissus

Unit 4

Narcissus Myth II

Review Relative and Demonstrative Pronouns

Narcissus continued

Unit 5

Arachne I

Review Adjectives/

Comparative/ Superlative

Introduction to the myth of Arachne

Unit 6

Arachne II

Latin numbers, further review

Arachne continued

Unit 7

Deucalion and Pyrrha I

Other Uses of the Ablative

Introduction to Deucalion and Pyrrha

Unit 8

Deucalion and Pyrrha II

Review irregular verbs in the imperfect and future

Deucalion and Pyrrha continued

 

Unit 9  Midterm Review and Test

Unit 10

Cupid and Psyche I

Irregular Adjectives and Interrogative Pronoun and Adjectives

Introduction to the Myth of Cupid and Psyche

Unit 11

Cupid and Psyche II

4th and 5th Declension Nouns

Cupid and Psyche continued

Unit 12

Daedulus and Icarus I

Ordinal Numbers, Other uses of the Dative and Genitive

Introduction to the Myth of Daedulus and Icarus

Unit 13

Daedulus and Icarus II

Active Infinitives

Daedulus and Icarus continued

Unit 14

Labors of Hercules I

Indirect Statement

Introduction to the Myth of Hercules

Unit 15

Labors of Hercules  II

Present Active Participle, Perfect Passive Participle

Hercules continued

Unit 16

Jason I

Ablative Absolute / Ablative of Attendant Circumstance

Introduction of the Myth of Jason

Unit 17

Jason II

Semester Review

Jason continued

Unit 18  Final Review and Test

 

Semester 2

Table providing curriculum detail for High School Latin 2 Semester 2. Navigate on row headings to choose a course topic, then on column headings to find details for each unit.
  Source Readings Grammar Culture

Unit 19

Apollo and Diana I

Passive Voice, Present Tense and Deponent Verbs and Other Ablatives

Introduction to the Myth of Apollo and Diana

Unit 20

Apollo and Diana II

Passive Voice, Imperfect Tense

Apollo and Diana continued

Unit 21

Oedipus and Sphinx I

Passive Voice, Future Tense

Introduction to the Myth of Oedipus and the Sphinx

Unit 22

Oedipus and the Sphinx II

Passive Voice, Perfect, Pluperfect and Future Perfect

Oedipus and the Sphinx continued

Unit 23

Damon and Pythias I

Infinitives Passive Voice

Introduction to the Myth of Damon and Pythias

Unit 24

Damon and Pythias II

Basic Conditions

Damon and Pythias continued

Unit 25

Orion I

Gerunds and Gerundives

Introduction to the Myth of Orion

Unit 26

Orion II

Supine, Passive Peraphrastic

Orion continued

Unit 27  Midterm Review and Test

Unit 28

Judgement of Paris I

 

Subjunctive Present, Passive and Active

Introduction to the Myth of the Judgement of Paris

Unit 29

Judgement of Paris II

Subjunctive, Imperfect Passive and Active, Irregular Subjunctive Verbs Present

The Judgement of Paris continued

Unit 30

Wrath ofAchilles I

Subjunctive Perfect and Pluperfect Passive and Active

Introduction to the Myth of Achilles

Unit 31

Wrath of Achilles II

Independent Uses of the Subjunctive

Achilles continued

Unit 32

Sack of Troy I

Dependent Uses of the Subjunctive: Purpose and Result

Introduction to the Myth of Troy

Unit 33

Sack of Troy II

Dependent Uses of the Subjunctive: Indirect Command and Indirect Questions

Troy continued

Unit 34

Dido I

Dependent Uses of the Subjunctive: Cum Clauses

Introduction to the Myth of Dido

Unit 35

Dido II

Semester Review

Dido continued

Unit 36  Final Review and Test
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Lesson Scheduling

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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

  • Course Overview (as seen above)
  • Course Outline
  • Lesson Time and Scheduling