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Cursus: Latin I

Magister: Mr. Earle

COURSE OBJECTIVE

Latin, as some people like to point out, is not a spoken language
anymore. Only the Roman Catholic Church occasionally still uses Latin as
a conversational language. That is not why Latin is important today.
Latin is the basis of law, medicine, religion, and all the Romance
languages such as Italian, French, Spanish, and English. Learn Latin, and
all the other Romance languages will come easy. The Romans conquered
nearly all of Europe, the Mediterranean, and parts of Africa and Asia.
They brought with them a culture that excelled in greatness. While their
monuments have deteriorated with age, their legacy remains in their
2,500 year old language.
Latin I is comprised of chapters 1-24: chapters 1-12 will be
covered in the first semester, and 13-24 in the second semester. The
red Ecce Romani textbook will be provided for you, plus any other
supplemental reading materials.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

I. Required materials: a standard, 3-ring binder (at least 1”)
divided thusly:

Part 1, Assignments
Part 2, Tests
II. A Composition Book for notes, to be picked up regularly.

You must also bring index cards, paper, pencils, two different colored
pens, and a dry erase marker @ all times.

GRADING

I. Homework 40%: You will have roughly 25-30
homework/classwork assignments each 9 weeks, worth a
maximum of ten points each.

II. Project 10%: A presentation on Roman culture, varied
each 9 weeks. Next day penalty is 50% deduction. Not accepted
2nd day late.

III. Participation/Conduct 10%: Participation and classroom
conduct will be closely monitored by the teacher
throughout the 9-weeks.

IV. Tests 50%: There will be a test at the conclusion of each
chapter; the lowest of which will be dropped. If two chapters
have to be combined, that test grade will be counted twice.

GRADING

PERCENTAGE GRADE SCALE IN

POINTS

Tests 50 % A = 90-100
Homework 40 % B = 80-89
Project 10 % C = 70-79
Participation/Conduct 10 % D = 60-69
F = 0-59
Total: 100 %

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