Middle School Latin 1A
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This is an introductory Latin class that requires no previous knowledge in the subject and is best suited for students 7th grade and up. Latin 1A will work with Oxford Latin Course Part 1, the same text used in the high school course**. However, this middle school course will work at half the pace and complete only the first 8 chapters in one year. Just like the high school course, Latin 1A will introduce the student to beginning Latin grammar and will jump right into the fun of reading Latin!
**Please see the high school course description for further details regarding the Oxford Latin Course.
This course will meet once weekly (live or online). In addition, the student will have access to an optional online “office hour”. Students can choose to jump in and out of this “office hour”, as needed, to address any questions they might have.
As a middle-school level course, anticipate a workload requiring approximately 30 minutes per day. Students’ grades will be based on weekly homework assignments, quizzes and tests, projects, and class participation.
Grade Level: Grades 7 and Above
Oxford Latin Course Book 1, 2nd Edition
Unit 1: The Roman People
Verbs: 3rd Person Present Tense, Singular/Plural, of All 4 Conjugations
Nouns: Nominative and Accusative Cases, Singular/Plural, of the 1st and 2nd Declensions
Adjectives: Nominative and Accusative Cases, Singular/Plural, of the 1st and 2nd Declensions
Syntax: Sentence Orders, Subject-Verb, Subject-est-Complement, Subject-Object-Verb
Unit 2: The Market, Education, Stories from the Iliad
Verbs: All Persons Present Tense, Singular/Plural, of All Conjugations, the Present Infinitive of All Conjugations, Imperatives, 3rd -io Verbs, Possum and Eo, Compound Verbs
Nouns: Ablative and Vocative Cases, Singular/Plural, of the 1st and 2nd Declensions, 3rd Declension (Nominative, Accusative, Ablative Cases)
Adjectives: Ablative Case of the 1st and 2nd Declensions, 3rd Declension (Nominative, Accusative, Ablative Cases)
Oxford Latin Course Part I, Second Edition
By Maurice Balme, James Morwood