Curriculum and Supplies
Why study Latin? Do you wish you had a good answer to this question?
From Classical Academic Press:
Professions steeped in Latin vocabulary: law, medicine, science, music, art, philosophy, and theology
Romance Languages: Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Romanian are all forms of Latin.
Educational Virtues: The study of Latin requires concentration, analysis, and puzzle-solving that develop a student as a student. It also helps gifted students to slow down and attend!
English Vocabulary: 50% of all English words come from Latin; 90% of all polysyllabic words come from Latin.
English Grammar: The regular grammar of Latin is ideal for shedding light on the way all languages work—including English.
Writing/Reading: An increased vocabulary and understanding of grammar enable students to write and read with greater ease and clarity.
Pleasure: Deciphering the “secret code” of Latin and reading great authors in their own tongue, is a pleasure that can last a lifetime.
Prerequisite: Completion of Latin for Children Primer A
Text: Latin for Children Primer B Student Book and Answer Key (Classical Academic Press) and Latin for Children B History Reader
Do not be fooled by the name of this text! Latin for Children is rigorous, engaging, incremental, and the best Latin program that we have found. Students will use songs, chants, and games to learn grammar and vocabulary (240 of the most frequently occuring words). Short daily workbook lessons completed at home reinforce the class work. Students will begin translating and speaking Latin and even make their way through a Latin history reader. This class meets at Heritage two days per week and online one day each week.