Curriculum & Pricing
For younger students (up to age 12)
Price per student
$25.00 per month for a 9 month program - enrichment activity (no Carnegie Unit Credit)
This fee can be paid at the beginning of each month or in one payment at the beginning of the course. This fee covers :
1) The creation and maintaining of online learning games & practice activities, interactive digital worksheets, and other resources designed by me and using the Cambridge University's "Minimus" books as the basis for a introduction to the Latin language, it's connection to English (as well as the Romance languages), and the culture & history of the ancient Romans.
2) Providing prompt assessment, commenting, and general assistance with any of the digital worksheets used on the Google Classroom or Quia webpages. When an assignment is completed and turned in, I will look it over and provide detailed information and feedback on the work for students and parents to review and keep to help with future lessons.
3) Monday-Friday teacher access (via email or scheduled Google Hangouts chat) for any questions that arise during your coursework, whether it is based on the actual Latin lessons or technical help with the websites we use for class. Students and parents may send me an email at any time 24/7 and I will respond as quickly as I can during Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).
4) Scheduled weekly or biweekly (really, any time that is necessary or desired) live Google Hangout sessions (if you are not familiar with this, it is like Skype or Facetime, but includes text chat and screen share features as well) at your convenience for listening to and giving assistance with recitation skills (reading the Latin texts aloud for an audience) and general questions that can assist with the course assignments.
- Access to Google Classroom (requires a free Google account) : Google Classroom will be the primary means of giving assignments, turning assignments in to be reviewed, keeping those assignments organized, and providing general information to students. It is a free service - all it requires is a free Google account to use. Since Google does not allow children under 13 to set up their own account, a parent will have to be the primary user of the account and log in with their student to use the account. The Google Classroom website will have all links to activities, digital worksheets, video and audio activities, etc. Students will complete the work presented on their Classroom page and turn in their work for me to review and comment on. If you are not familiar with Google Classroom, I will provide a lesson on how it works (it is very easy to use and is so helpful in keeping students organized - it make it impossible for work to get lost). You can click here to see a short video about what Google Classroom is, and click here for slightly longer video (about 5 minutes long) that gives a bit more detail on what students will see when they use Google Classroom.
- If you send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, I will give you access to a sample "Google Classroom" Latin class (which showcases the use of the Google Apps and other resources students would use in an actual "Charleston Latin" class). Google Classroom is only accessible to those with a Gmail or G Suite account - if your email does not come from a Gmail account, then I can set up a temporary account for you using a "@charlestonlatin.com" address so you can check out my Google Classroom sample page.
- Access to the Quia website : No purchase is required. I maintain a teacher account, and will create a student access account (whose username and password I will send to you) that will allow students, parents, and me to keep track of how long is spent on review practices, learning games, quizzes, etc. These activities will also be posted the Google Classroom page, but Quia actually keeps track of the time spent on reviewing language, history, and culture concepts. It takes the guesswork out of making sure students are spending the time reviewing important concepts in a fun and interactive way. A sample page can be found here, if you want to see what Quia looks like and the kind of learning activities it can provide.
Description of Classes
Part 1 :
- Learn basic Latin vocabulary words
- Identify English words that come from Latin root words
- Learn some of the basics of Latin grammar : nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, lack of articles (a, an, the), basic masculine & feminine word endings, verb subject endings, commands, question words (interrogatives) prepositions, conjunctions, subjects vs. objects in sentences
- Read about Roman Culture & History : The Romans Come to Britain, Roman Home life, Mythology, Entertainment, Education, Travel, The Roman Army, Medicine, Leisure Activities, and more.
Part 2 :
- Continuing with Latin vocabulary words
- Identifying more English words that come from Latin root words
- Learn more about Latin grammar : basic word order, regular and irregular verbs, matching noun & adjective gender and grammar function word endings (agreement), infinitive verbs, impersonal verbs, pronouns, translating Latin idioms into English, negative commands, imperfect past tense verbs, compound verbs, participles (verbs that act like adjectives),
- Read more about Roman Culture & History