This class is a mix of historical lectures and "discussions" of the Latin passages that the students will read in their original language. Students who have the basics of Latin mastered and the proper interest in Roman history will thoroughly enjoy this course. Through videos of the instructor lecturing, screen recordings of powerpoint presentations and Google Earth animations, this multi-faceted class will keep the students motivated and excited to learn. Roman history and culture, army strategy and tactics, politics of the first century BC, Latin language are all elements that will be covered in the coming lessons.
Evaluations through quizzes will provide automatic feedback to students as they move through the presentations.
Read the text p. 325 to familiarize yourself with THE GAULS and then watch the following video.
Watch the presentation and take the quiz here: https://www.quia.com/quiz/5639770.html
After the lecture, watch the first 36 minutes of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-APF0-L14kw
Having a sense of the region and its geography is crucial to make sense of this historical text. Study the following lectures and documents carefully, it will enhance the relevance of your studies of Caesar's campaign.
Read, translate and write the translation of the first 23 lines of the Gallic War. Watch the video before taking the quiz: http://www.quia.com/quiz/5642642.html
Translate first these lines in your notebook and watch this video before taking the quiz. Find the quiz here: http://www.quia.com/quiz/5685779.html
After translating and writing lines 52-83, take your QUIA quiz here
Take the quiz here
Find the quiz on this section here: http://www.quia.com/quiz/5832990.html
Also while you are looking up the modern city of OCTODURUS, try to see if you can find a picture of a Roman Monument in that town and email it to me.
Translate, watch and take the quiz: Take the quiz here
-Study the vocabulary well by spending some time on quizlet here: https://quizlet.com/134932262/massacre-of-the-usipetes-flash-cards/?new#
-Then see how you would do with this derivative exercise: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_XgZ1v_D3PAzDZK5rXcQFf3UxyQidAvrzZ9kyyyXQ8k/viewform?formkey=dHdaV2dOb3pPNFNfZlRKVkhkbTJ6SkE6MQ
Create a series of Drawings in Google Docs (See YouTube Tutorial) that show the sequence of the “German Stratagem” described in lines 11-21 on p. 91-92. (Or if you want to hand draw the sequence and email it to me that's just fine.)
After you are done with your translations and you have watched the lectures take this final quiz
I am a French-speaking Swiss native born in Lausanne. After completing my primary and secondary education in the homeland, I moved to Southern California for college. I attended Cal Poly Pomona and got hired at Loyola High School after graduation. I have been working at this college prep school since 1998 as a French and Latin instructor.
A little bit over ten years ago, we started homeschooling our children and I quickly became aware of the need for Latin instructors in this field. I began teaching children who are homeschooled and had a great time doing this in person. Due to professional schedule changes I have had to consider new avenue to teach my homeschoolers. That is why I am now on Udemy.
Learning a language not only open possibilities to engage with people from different parts of the world but it also open one's mind like not many other experiences.
I hope you enjoy my classes.