The purpose of this course is to provide opportunities for improvement in student self-development through the study of Latin language and culture. The content includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Exploration of basic principles of Latin language;
- Cultural concepts relation to the Ancient Rome; and
- Comparisons between the students' own language and word derivates found in the Latin language.
M/J Exploratory Latin introduces students to the target language and its culture. Students will learn beginning skills of listening and speaking and be introduced to basic skills in reading and writing in Latin. Also, culture and comparisons are included in this one-semester course.
This course shall integrate the Goal 3 Student Performance Standards of the Florida System of School Improvement and Accountability, as appropriate to the content and processes of the subject matter. It also reflects and includes appropriate Florida Standards benchmarks.
The standards and benchmarks listed for this course are aligned with the expected levels of proficiency, rather than grade levels.
English Language Development (ELD) Standards Special Notes Section:
Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting. For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link: https://cpalmsmediaprod.blob.core.windows.net/uploads/docs/standards/eld/si.pdf.