Gateway Regional High School

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Latin IV


Jacqueline Cross


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Google Classroom Code: hpigy

Course Description

        Latin IV provides a deeper study of the Latin language and Roman culture.  Students read stories which follow a Roman family and their lives during the imperial era in the city of Rome.  Through these stories, students learn about many topics such as daily Roman life, letter writing, Roman education, Roman baths, piracy, graffiti, Roman games and pastimes, gladiatorial combat, Roman religion, and Roman weddings and other rites of passage.  Towards the end of the year, students will transition to authentic Roman literature by reading selections from the works of Catullus and Julius Caesar.

Course Expectations and Assessments

Course Policies 

        Homework is an essential part of learning Latin.  Homework provides an opportunity for practice and prepares students for class.  Homework is not graded but is checked.  If a homework assignment takes students more than thirty minutes, they may stop there.

        Students may retake assessments.  At times, there will be opportunities in class to make up or retake assessments.  Other times, students will need to schedule a time outside of class.

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        Students can always either email me or come up to me to ask for extra help.  I can meet with students before school, during lunch, or after school.  

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