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AP Latin

Prerequisite: B- average in Latin III.

Students will do an intensive study of Vergil’s Aeneid and Caesar’s Gallic Wars.  They will expand their vocabularies and master all aspects of Latin grammar through translation and composition.  In addition, students will study the various figures of speech common in ancient Latin poetry and prose. Students will be required to take the AP Latin exam.

Latin III (Honors)

Prerequisite:  B- average in Latin II.

Latin III completes the Ecce Romani course.  The students will study more advanced Latin grammar, such as Indirect Statement and Sequence of Tenses.  Students will study passages from Roman authors, such as Catullus and Caesar. Students will also deepen their understanding of Roman politics and culture and how it influenced modern society.

Latin II

Prerequisite:  C- average in Latin I.

In Latin II, students will continue their study of the basics of Latin grammar and expand their vocabulary.  Students will read extensive passages of Latin for comprehension and compose complex Latin sentences.  Students will also continue their study of Roman culture, including participating in a traditional Roman banquet.

Latin I

Prerequisite:  C- average in previous English class.

Latin I exposes students to the language, culture, and history of the Romans.  An introduction to the language through the Ecce Romani series emphasizes comprehension of the Latin language by reading it and studying the relevant grammar.  Through the study of Latin, the student will improve his or her knowledge of English vocabulary and grammar, understand the relationship of the ancient world to our modern society, and appreciate other foreign languages and cultures.

Chinese II

Prerequisite:  C- average in Chinese I.                                                      

Chinese II, a course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for World Languages, builds upon effective strategies for Chinese language learning by encouraging the use of the language and cultural understanding for self-directed purposes.  This course encourages interpersonal communication through speaking and writing, providing opportunities to make and respond to requests and questions in expanded contexts, participate independently in brief conversations on familiar topics, and write sentences and descriptions using characters. This course also emphasizes the development of reading and listening comprehension skills, such as using contextual clues to guess the meaning and recognizing words and characters through stroke order and stroke count.  Students will address the presentational mode by presenting prepared material on a variety of topics, as well as reading aloud to practice appropriate pronunciation. Additionally, students will describe the practices, products, and perspectives of Chinese-speaking culture; report on basic family and social practices of the target culture, and describe contributions from the target culture. This course further emphasizes making connections across content areas and the application of understanding Chinese language and culture outside of the classroom.

Chinese I

Prerequisite: C- average in previous English class.

Chinese I, a course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for World Languages, introduces students to effective strategies for beginning Chinese language learning, and to various aspects of Chinese-speaking culture.  This course encourages interpersonal communication through speaking and writing, providing opportunities to make and respond to basic requests and questions, understand and use appropriate greetings and forms of address, participate in brief guided conversations on familiar topics, and write simple sentences using characters.  This course also emphasizes the development of reading and listening comprehension skills, such as recognizing Chinese characters and sounds of familiar words and comprehending brief oral directions. Additionally, students will examine the practices, products, and perspectives of Chinese-speaking culture; recognize basic routine practices of the target culture, and recognize and use situation-appropriate non-verbal communication.  This course further emphasizes making connections across content areas and the application of understanding Chinese language and culture outside of the classroom.

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