Level: Form III (7th–9th grades), Form IV (10th–12th grades)
Subject(s): Languages—World & Classical, Latin
Both new and experienced Latin scholars will be challenged in this class where students will read and study a novel written entirely in Latin. Students will enjoy reading about the antics and adventures of a Roman family in the 2nd century A.D. while they learn an impressive amount of vocabulary and grammar through a natural language-learning approach.
Students will also read texts from sacred Scripture and learn about culture, history, technology, and other facets of Roman life. We will complete the first half of Hans Orberg’s Lingua Latina: Per Se Illustrata: Familia Romana book. This course uses the same texts as Latin 2.
This course is taught at the equivalent of a traditional honors-level class. Students enrolled in this course have the opportunity to register for our tuition-free Latin Lab course, which will provide intensive review of grammar and vocabulary through games and other engaging activities. Latin lab will especially emphasize English vocabulary derived from Greek and Latin roots.
Families purchase the following required supplies. Audio files to accompany the text will be available via Google Classroom; students will be invited to join Google Classroom upon the start of classes in order to listen to the audio files independently during the week.
- Lingua Latina: Pars 1, Familia Romana (2nd edition), paperback or hardcover
- Lingua Latina: A Companion to Familia Romana
- OR both books in a companion set
- Three-ring binder with lined paper, pencils, colored pencils, and erasers in a pencil pouch