Latin I Version: 08-09
Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Foreign Language
Strand: Cultural Perspectives,Practices,Products
Students will interpret cultural practices of the Romans.
Demonstrate an understanding of the role of pater familias, the
client/patron relationship, religious practices such as the Vestal Virgins,
the importance of proper attire, architectural features, art forms, and facts
of ancient history and geography.
Identify figures of early Roman legends and the principal Greek and/or
Roman deities and mythological heroes and the stories associated with
them as reflections of Roman values.
Strand: Connections and Comparisons (CC)
Students will reinforce and further the knowledge of other disciplines through the
study of Latin.
Recognize common Latin roots and prefixes/suffixes and apply this
knowledge to English vocabulary skills.
Identify words and terms studied in Latin in other disciplines (science,
social science, language arts, math, etc.).
Recognize and use Roman numerals and the vocabulary associated with
Understand some Latin phrases, abbreviations, and mottoes used in
Investigate the influence of Latin on various professional fields.
Students will acquire information and recognize distinctive viewpoints via the study
of Latin and the Greco-Roman civilization.
Identify similarities and differences in ancient Roman and contemporary
Recognize and compare plots and themes of classical mythology in
contemporary literature and art.
Compare the influence of Latin and the Greco-Roman culture on the
customs of other cultures.
Strand: Cultural Perspectives, Practices, and Products (CU)
Students will demonstrate an understanding of perspectives, practices, and products
of the Greco-Roman culture.
Demonstrate an understanding of the ancient Romans based on reading
selections and discussions regarding celebrations, family and social
structures, food and eating habits, living conditions, entertainment
Recognize elements of Greco-Roman culture in reading selections.
Students will read Latin passages aloud with proper intonation and rhythm.
Develop a sense of meaningful phrase grouping with appropriate voice
Recognize and reproduce Latin vowel, consonant, and diphthong sounds.
Studens will read passages (edited and/or authentic) appropriate for Latin I. The
Demonstrate knowledge of vocabulary, the basic inflection systems, and
syntax appropriate to Latin.
Employ techniques to assist in reading comprehension.
Demonstrate reading comprehension of simple Latin passages.
Draw conclusions and make inferences from selections read.
Students will write simple phrases and sentences in Latin as a part of the process for
understanding written Latin.
Observe rules of grammar and syntax appropriate for Latin I.
Write from dictation, selections appropriate for Latin I.
Students will provide accurate, written English translations.
Select the most appropriate meanings for words based on context.
Students will comprehend spoken Latin phrases, quotations, and expressions as a part
of the process for understanding written Latin.
Comprehend and follow oral and written instructions.
Respond to simple questions, statements, commands, or other stimuli.