CCHs Online Catalog: Latin Language Resources
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Elementary Latin Resources
Secondary Latin Resources
Classics in Latin
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Latins Not So
For the 1st-5th grades, or any beginning Latin student.
Latins Not So Tough! is in a self-teaching consumable workbook format. The first
five levels of the series are currently completed, to take the student through the 5th
grade. Level One, for 1st
grade, is a very easy introduction to the Latin alphabet and classical pronunciation. Level Two, for 2nd grade,
reviews the Latin alphabet and pronunciation, and begins vocabulary memorization. Level Three, for 3rd grade,
reviews alphabet, pronunciation, and vocabulary, and continues vocabulary learning while
introducing simple grammar. Level
Four, for 4th grade, reviews alphabet, vocabulary, and grammar, and introduces reading
and writing Latin sentences, and more advanced grammar (through five noun declensions and
four verb conjugations in the present active indicative). Level Five, for 5th grade,
reviews alphabet, vocabulary, and grammar, continues translating and writing Latin
sentences, and more advanced grammar (through five noun declensions and four verb
conjugations in the present active indicative), and introduces adjectives, adverbs, and
prepositions. Answer keys, flashcards, and a pronunciation tape are available for each
level, and provide further help for the homeschool parent or teacher. While CCH believes
that it is preferable to begin a Latin program in the second or third grade after English
phonics are mastered, Latins Not So Tough! makes a gentle introduction to Latin for
younger children, and can be easily used by third graders just beginning their Latin
For the 3rd-5th grades, or any beginning Latin student. Matin
Latin is the newest Latin program in the Mars Hill Textbook series, of which the Latin
Primers are also a part. The Latin Primers, written for private schools and teachers with
some background in Latin, were the only grammar stage Latin curriculum available to
homeschoolers for many years. But because they were not intended for use in homeschools,
they were difficult for homeschool parents with little or no background in Latin to use.
Matin Latin corrects that problem. Intended for use in homeschools and private schools
where the teacher has little or no background in Latin, Matin Latin introduces first
English grammar, then its Latin grammar equivalent. The series could be used to learn
English and Latin grammar together in the homeschool. It was also designed, as were the
Latin Primers, to introduce classical Latin for students wishing to study in
Wheelocks Latin in the late dialectic and rhetoric stages. Book I
Teachers Edition, besides providing answers for the exercises, also includes
lesson plans and teaching helps. Book II
continues in the same format, and the Book II
Teachers Edition also serves as an answer key and lesson guide.
Children in the 6th grade who have completed both Matin Latin I & II may go on to Latin Grammar.
For the 3rd-5th grades. Meant for beginning Latin students. The
Primers focus on vocabulary and paradigm memorization, and includes vocabulary lists and
paradigm chants for each lesson, as well as student exercises. The teachers
edition includes the student exercises key, tests and key, and lesson plans. The
Primers were designed for teachers with some familiarity of Latin already, and would be an
excellent choice for those parents already working through a Latin course on their own.
For the 3rd grade: Latin Primer
Book I and Teachers
Edition. For the 4th grade: Latin Primer
Book II and Teachers
Edition. For the 5th grade: Latin Primer
Book III and Teachers
Children in the 6th grade who have completed Latin Primers I, II, and III may go on to Latin Grammar.
For the 3rd-5th grades, or any beginning Latin student. The
Latina Christiana course consists of two levels. Book I is meant for
beginning students of Latin starting in the third grade or higher grammar stage grades.
The Book I kit comes with the student book, which includes all the childs memory
material plus exercies for each lesson, and other helps. The teachers manual, also
included, presents teaching helps for structuring Latin class, student goals for the year,
and other beneficial information; as well as lesson plans for each lesson. The
teachers guide makes no assumptions of prior knowledge of Latin on the
teachers part, and includes everything you need to know to teach the lesson. A
helpful bonus is a running list of review drills to go over at the beginning of every
lesson. The kit also includes a pronunciation tape. Latina Christiana Book II
covers 25 lessons requiring one or two years to complete. More translation work and lots
of vocabulary and memorization drill are built into the lessons, and grammar and syntax
are introduced. CCH recommends completing the first 10-12 lessons in the 4th grade, giving
plenty of extra time for weekly drill and review exercises, and completing the final 13-15
lessons in 5th grade. The Book II kit comes with the student book, teachers manual,
and pronunciation tape.
Latin Road to English
For the 5th or 6th grades; or any beginning Latin student in the
5th or 6th grades and up. It is teacher intensive rather than independent study, but the
curriculum gives the teacher with no knowledge of Latin all the help she needs. Latin
grammar and translating is covered in three volumes; when a student has completed all
three volumes, he is ready to read the classics in Latin. Each volume comes with an
extensive teachers manual, student text, pronunciation tape, and drill cards. The
Latin Road to English Grammar provides the most detailed teachers help of all the
Latin programs on this page.
For the 6th-9th grades, or any beginning Latin student in the 6th
grade and up. Henles Latin series is a complete ecclesiastical Latin course,
enabling the student to read the classics in Latin upon completion. This program can be
used by dialectic and rhetoric stage beginning Latin students, or grammar stage students
that have completed Latina Christiana I & II. The readings are a rich collection from
both classical and Christian authors. The grammar and syntax is collected in a separate
handbook designed to be used throughout the series. The beginning vocabulary is limited to
help children really master grammar without being overwhelmed by a large vocabulary. The
explanations are thorough, easy to understand, and appealing. First Year Latin
teaches beginning grammar; the Latin Grammar
Handbook is required for use with the First Year text and throughout the series. The Second Year
Latin text is based on Caesars De Bello Gallico (The Gallic War). The Third Year Latin
text is based on Ciceros Orations and Letters. The Fourth Year
Latin text is based on Virgils Aeneid.
For the 6th or 7th grade. Latin Grammar can be used after the
completion of a grammar stage Latin program, such as Latins Not So Tough!, Matin Latin, or the Latin Primers, or for any beginning Latin
student in the 6th or 7th grade and up. Latin Grammar teaches classical pronunciation and
introduces the grammar, vocabulary, and translation of Latin sentences deductively. The teachers
edition contains the exercises key and tests and keys.
Latin Grammar II
For the 7th or 8th grade, or after the completion of Latin
Grammar. Latin Grammar II builds upon the grammar learned in Latin Grammar, and continues
on with more advanced studies. The teachers
edition includes even more teacher aids than in the Latin Grammar teachers
edition. The Latin Grammar series is an excellent introduction to Wheelocks Latin
for dialectic stage students, but they are not prerequisite: any beginning Latin student
in the 9th grade and up may begin with Wheelocks Latin.
For the 9th grade and up. Wheelocks is a complete
classical Latin course in one text, and is widely considered the best Latin text
available. This program is intended for beginning Latin students in the dialectic and
rhetoric stages, and is the next text to use after completing the Mars Hill Latin series.
Every lesson contains grammar, learned in sequence; ample vocabulary, lots of translation
practice from the great Roman writers, readings from the great classical works in Latin;
etymology lessons; and other interesting background information on Latin phrases, culture
and history. The accompanying student workbook is not required to understand the course,
but is helpful for additional practice. Wheelocks includes a self-tutorial
appendix of additional exercises, review, and tests (and key) of every chapter, for those
students working through the text independently. When a student has completed this text,
he is ready to read the classics in Latin. We have taken 3 to 4 years to complete the 40
chapters in Wheelocks when studying independently.
Study aids for use with Wheelocks Latin:
Guide to Wheelocks Latin by Dale A. Grote. Dr. Grote teaches college Latin
courses using Wheelocks; and found that increasingly, most undergraduates had a weak
understanding of English grammar which made the explanations in Wheelocks confusing
for them. Rather than spend all his class time answering English grammar questions and how
it related to the Latin they were studying, he wrote this study guide for his students so
that he could continue to spend class time on Latin. We have found the study guide to be
an invaluable help to us in working our way through Wheelocks. This guide expands
and explains important grammatical concepts that the Wheelock text presents too briefly
for many contemporary students. It contains full grammatical explanations which aid
student comprehension; useful exercises (with answer key) that quickly clear up confusion;
and additional etymological information which helps students memorize new vocabulary. An
earlier version of the Study Guide is available free on the
Internet, written for an earlier edition of Wheelocks Latin and with the typos
still intact, but still quite usable and helpful.
Wheelocks Latin by Paul T. Comeau & Richard A. LaFleur. This student
workbook for Wheelocks is not necessary to complete the course, but is highly
recommended. It provides much additional vocabulary practice, grammar exercises, and
translation sentences for every chapter of the Wheelocks text; for every grammatical
concept and new vocabulary introduced. The additional work and practice really helps a
child grasp the paradigms, vocabulary and grammatical structure of the language.
38 Latin Stories
Designed to Accompany Wheelocks Latin by Anne H. Gorton & James M. May.
In 38 Latin Stories, students can begin reading stories in Latin as soon as they have
completed chapter 3 in Wheelocks Latin. Stories include passages from Greek and
Roman mythology, Latin translations of The Odyssey and Iliad, Virgil, Ciceros
Orations, Caesars Gallic War, and other classic Roman authors such as Quintilian,
Sallust, Horace, Livy, Pliny, and more.
Classical Tutorials in Latin
For 9th grade and up. Members of our family have had the
privilege of taking several tutorials with Schola now, and it is a wonderful way to learn
a subject. Wes Callihan knows his material and his highly qualified, and he is a great
teacher--kids love him. The Latin
Tutorials are for beginning Latin students who are at least fourteen years old. The
text used is Wheelocks. Latin I covers basic grammar and syntax and includes
readings in Latin, and includes cultural and historical study about the Roman and medieval
world. Latin II covers the remainder of the grammar in Wheelocks Latin and includes
readings in classical and medieval Latin, including the Vulgate Bible.
For beginning through advanced students of Latin in high school and college. The National Latin Exam, sponsored by the American Classical League and National Junior Classical League, is taken in the second full week of March every even year. Exams are available for high school and college students in every level of Latin study, from first year through advanced. Registrations are due in January of the year the test is to be taken.
For advanced study after completion of a dialectic stage Latin course, such as The Latin Road to English Grammar, Henles Latin, Wheelocks Latin, or Schola Classical Tutorials in Latin. AP Latin comprises two courses, Vergil and Latin Literature, which are designed to correspond to college Latin studies in the fourth through sixth semesters. The basic objectives are progress in reading, translating, understanding, analyzing, and interpreting Latin. AP Latin Examinations are offered for both courses; you may take either one, or both, in any given year. The Latin Literature course contains a Catullus requirement which may be onerous to students, as the poetry of Catullus often dwells on themes of sexual love. In both courses, as in the parallel courses at colleges, the student will be expected to translate accurately from Latin into English the poetry or prose read, and to demonstrate a grasp of grammatical structures and vocabulary. Because the appreciation of Latin literature requires an understanding of the literary techniques of Latin writers and of poetic meters where appropriate, stylistic analysis is an integral part of the advanced work in both courses. In addition, AP Latin courses include the study of the cultural, social, and political context of the literature on the syllabus. The works selected for the AP Latin courses are among those frequently studied in comparable college courses.
Study companion for the AP Latin exam in Vergil. Pharrs
Vergil is an excellent edition of the first six books of the Aeneid in Latin. Each page of
Latin text includes vocabulary notes for that page, and explanations of difficult or
unusual grammar. The appendices include an extensive review of Latin grammar, vocabulary
word lists used in the book, and the history of Vergil and the Aeneid. This excellent book
makes reading the Aeneid in Latin a joy instead of a chore, and with the experience gained
here in the first six books, the student can go on to the Dover edition to read the final
six books with greater felicity. A paperback
edition is also available.
Aeneid, Books 10 and 12: Pallas and Turnus
Study companion for the AP Latin exam in Vergil. Vergils Aeneid by Pharr, offered above, includes the
complete text of Books 1-6 of the Aeneid, and is a necessary tool to study for the AP
Latin exam on Vergil, which tests Books 1-6. The exam also tests Books 10 and 12, and this
student text, laid out exactly like Pharrs with all its helpful features, is the
perfect aid for the student wishing to complete his studies in Vergil in preparation for
the AP Latin exam. A teachers
edition is also available.
Study aids for the AP Latin Course in Latin Literature:
Advanced Placement Edition provides an annotated Latin text of the Catullus
selections covered on the AP exam, and a variety of excellent supports including
vocabulary lists on the facing pages, explanations of meters and figures of speech, and an
introduction to the life and poetry of Catullus. A teachers
edition is also available, which includes the Latin text, a working English
translation, bibliography, and tests.
Pro Caelio provides all the linguistic and background material for the Cicero
component of the Advanced Placement exam in Latin Literature, Cicero emphasis.
User-friendly for both teachers and students, this presentation of Ciceros
oratorical tour de force features the entire text of the oration with emphasis on the AP
passages, vocabulary on the facing pages, notes on difficult grammar and references in the
speech, stylistic commentary, comprehensive vocabulary in the appendix, and an
introduction to Cicero and his work.
Odes and Satire I.9 more than meets the needs of the Latin student studying for
the AP exam in Latin Literature, Horace emphasis. The book includes the Latin text of
selected odes, and the Satire I.9, an introduction to each ode, vocabulary and notes on
the Latin with each page of Latin text, and a complete vocabulary in the back of the book.
edition is also available.
Metamorphoses provides the Latin text of selections from Ovids Amores and
Metamorphoses, an introduction to Ovids life and works, vocabulary for the Latin
that appears in the poems, background notes on the selections, and a bibliography for
further study. A teachers
edition is also available.
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