Latin for Children C
Term: Yearlong 2020–21, September 8–May 28
Target Grade Levels: Grades 6–7 (see placement details below)
Schedule: 2x / week, 60–75 min.
Course Sections (choose one)
Section 1: T/Th 11:00 a.m. ET with Amanda Reeves
Section 2: T/Th 2:00 p.m. ET with Danae Esdall
New Placement Process: Click to Read
- if the student falls outside of the stated age/grade range for the class.
- if the student needs to demonstrate a certain level of skill and proficiency for the course.
- if the student has completed prerequisite requirements somewhere other than Scholé Academy (e.g., at home or with another school). In this case, our instructors will need to verify that the student has adequately fulfilled the prerequisite requirements.
- if a placement assessment has been recommended by a Scholé Academy instructor.
- If a placement evaluation has not been administered, withdrawals requested before May 1 are granted a full refund, including the full $75 deposit.
- If a placement evaluation has been administered, withdrawals requested before May 1 are granted part of their $75 refund: $35 will be paid to the instructor for the placement evaluation, and the remaining $40 of the original deposit will be refunded.
In this third-year Latin course, students learn to read and translate longer Latin paragraphs. They study the fourth and fifth noun declensions and the perfect system for all four conjugations, review and use all four verb conjugations in past, present, and future tenses, and review and use all the parts of speech in Latin. Students also acquire a Latin vocabulary of another 240 words and learn many English words derived from these Latin words. As a step beyond just an exposure to the language, this course trains students in grammar, vocabulary, and English derivatives in a lively, interactive way. Note: Classical pronunciation will be used in this class.
Since 2001, the award-winning Latin for Children curriculum has been and continues to be a strong, inviting, and creative program designed to introduce grammar school students to Latin. It incorporates elements that will engage students of every learning style. As a step beyond just an exposure to the language, this course trains students in grammar, vocabulary, and English derivatives in a lively, interactive way. For a closer look at the texts used in this course, please follow these links and click “Look Inside”: Latin for Children C Primer and Latin for Children C History Reader.
While the primary texts will be the Latin for Children Primer C and History Reader, the instructors will be adapting and augmenting the curriculum as they see best for the learning objectives of the course Students will have the opportunity to practice their knowledge of new grammar concepts in a variety of ways, both in and beyond the primer exercises. Additional materials may include worksheets, in-class games the students will prepare for, and spoken Latin activities. As such, students should be prepared to regularly print PDF files supplied by their teacher well in advance of the class in which they will be used.
Syllabus: View course syllabus here.
Placement: Please read about our new process above.
- This class is designed for students who have successfully completed Latin for Children A and Latin for Children B, as it builds on the cumulative foundation of vocabulary and grammar concepts established in these first two years of formal Latin instruction.
- The course is geared toward rising 6th–7th graders. We recommend rising 8th graders consider our upper-school Latin 1 course, which is targeted at rising 7th–9th graders and progresses at a faster pace.
- When considering whether this course is a good fit for your student, please keep in mind that in addition to readiness for the course content, students should be developmentally prepared to engage in a 6th- to 7th-grade corporate learning environment. If your student is outside the target grade range for this class, or if you have further questions about placement, please contact us.
“My son gained a renewed love of Latin and a desire to go on. He had plans to stop after this year and now plans to continue Latin study. The instructor gave him special attention in an area of weakness. He also liked the social element and a chance to witness that others his age were Latin students. My son says the class was perfect!” —Scholé Academy Latin for Children C Parent
“My daughter loves being in a class atmosphere and being able to have her questions answered. It is also very beneficial for her to hear and speak to her teacher and the other students. The interactions between them all is what makes Latin truly come alive for her. To be in the online class has greatly increased her commitment to and love of Latin. Thank you!” —Scholé Academy Latin for Children C Parent
Please note: MP3 versions of the Latin for Children C chants will be provided to the students enrolled in this course at no charge.
*Required texts are not included in the purchase of the course.
- Latin for Children Primer C Activity Book
This activity book accompanies Latin for Children Primer C, following the textbook chapter by chapter to supplement and enhance the practice of Latin vocabulary and grammar. With the activities, students will sail around the world, find their way out of dungeon mazes, rescue captive Latin words from an evil wizard, “week out” the wrong crossword puzzle questions . . . and more! The activity book is optional for this online class.
- Latin for Children Primer C Answer Key
The Latin for Children Primer C Answer Key features actual, full-size pages from Latin for Children Primer C, with answers to quizzes, exercises, and worksheets in bold print. The answer key is optional for this online class.
Amanda Reeves has a BA in Greek and Latin from Stanford University, where she received recognition in her department for both her enthusiasm for the classical world as well as her excellence in scholarship. After finishing her degree, she spent a year living abroad in Rome, Italy, designing and facilitating short-term study-abroad programs for students studying Latin through the Paideia Institute for Humanistic Study. Currently, Amanda is back in Italy serving at Rome Baptist Church as a ministry intern. She enjoys keeping her interest in the ancient world current by working with elementary, middle, and high school Latin students. Having learned Latin online herself, Amanda is passionate about distance learning and enjoys integrating traditional grammar and translation methods with spoken Latin to produce the best educational experience for her students. She has taught and tutored Latin online for the last 7 years and particularly enjoys seeing how each unique student’s personality shapes the learning environment. When she is not exploring the many corners of Rome, she spends her time waxing poetic about the Parthenon Marbles and Stanford football, always with a strong cup of coffee in hand. firstname.lastname@example.org
Danae McGregor Edsall holds a BA in classical liberal arts with an emphasis in literature and Latin from Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia. Danae’s own background in public, home, and private school traditions has provided her with a unique perspective on the intricacies of each system. She has taught in a variety of education models, including private, homeschool co-op, classical, and subject-specific tutoring. Her teaching experience spans nearly all levels of education from primary to secondary school. Danae finds her deepest joy in teaching the humanities, including English, composition, logic, literature, history, poetry, and Latin. Most recently, she taught Latin for 5 years and served one year as the foreign language department chair at a private school in northern Virginia, where she oversaw the administration of the Spanish, French, and Latin programs for the school. Danae believes that language plays a beautiful and powerful role in the pursuit of the true, the good, and the beautiful. Whether through reading well-known stories or writing a complex epigram, she is convinced that the study of language offers something for everyone to learn. In fact, it was the learning, studying and ultimately, teaching of Latin that solidified Danae’s desire to educate: docendo, discitur (by teaching, one learns).
Danae currently lives in the mountains of Blacksburg, Virginia, where she enjoys an active and often adventurous lifestyle. She spends much of her time weight training at a local gym, biking around the New River Valley on both road and trail, hiking on the weekend with friends, cooking and baking, reading yet another book, or traveling to see family. Danae is thankful for the Lord’s providence in her life to infuse her multifaceted background with greater purpose than she can see, and she is excited to partner with her brothers and sisters in growing Christ’s kingdom through education. email@example.com
Computer: You will need a stable, reliable computer, running with a processor with a speed of 1 GHz or better on one of the following operating systems: Mac OS X with Mac OS 10.7 or later; Windows 8, 7, Vista (with SP1 or later), or XP (with SP3 or later). We do not recommend using an iPad or other tablet for joining classes. An inexpensive laptop or netbook would be much better solutions, as they enable you to plug an Ethernet cable directly into your computer. Please note that Chromebooks are allowed but not preferred, as they do not support certain features of the Zoom video conference software such as breakout sessions and annotation, which may be used by our teachers for class activities.
High-Speed Internet Connection: You will also need access to high-speed Internet, preferably accessible via Ethernet cable right into your computer. Using Wi-Fi may work, but will not guarantee you the optimal use of your bandwidth. The faster your Internet, the better. We recommend using a connection with a download/upload speed of 5/1 Mbps or better. You can test your Internet connection here.
Headset: We recommend using a headset rather than a built-in microphone and speakers. Using a headset reduces the level of background noise heard by the entire class. Headset Recommendations: USB | 3.5mm
Zoom: We use a web conferencing software called Zoom for our classes, which enables students and teachers to gather from around the globe face to face in real time. Zoom is free to download and easy to use. To download Zoom:
- Visit zoom.us/download.
- Click to download the first option listed, Zoom Client for Meetings.
- Open and run the installer on your computer.
- In August, students will be provided with instructions and a link for joining their particular class.
Scanner: In this class, students frequently submit homework assignments by scanning pages from their workbooks. Students and/or their parents should have easy access to a scanner and the ability to use it.
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