KET Latin III 2016-2017


Course Objective

Latin III class is designed to increase vocabulary and assist students in completion of the corpus of grammar required to read many authentic Latin writings. In addition, Latin III is an honors course to prepare students for Latin Literature or an AP® Latin course. Students read selections from Caesar, Cicero, Augustus, Pliny, Trajan, and Eutropius. Through the words of these Roman authors, they increase their knowledge of the intricacies of the late Roman Republic and early Roman Empire. Grammatical concepts and Latin vocabulary are reinforced in the context of these selections, as well as through the video lessons. The text is Ecce Romani III.

Latin III students will:
Ben Patterson
Kentucky Educational Television
600 Cooper Dr.
Lexington, KY 40502-2296
(800) 333-9764
or (859) 258-7133
FAX (859) 258-7390

Ben has been a part of KET Distance Learning since he took Latin 1 as a sophomore in high school and has experienced the program as a student, tutor, administrator, and teacher. He has taught middle and high school students for nearly a decade both online and in the traditional classroom. Ben holds a BA (Classics and English) from the University of Kentucky and an MA in Education from Asbury University.

Producing Organization The Kentucky Educational Television Network and
Kentucky Department of Education
Student Prerequisites Successful completion of KET Latin II or placement by entrance exam if students did not take Latin II with KET.
Classwork This is detailed on the daily syllabus that is posted on the web site. It entails watching some video lessons, listening to podcasts, reading documents, working on grammatical exercises, researching the lives and/or customs of the ancients, writing comparisons of the mores of the past to those of the present, and calling the teacher and tutors at regular intervals to discuss the grammatical concepts.
  • Internet World Wide Web access in the classroom.
    (See: KET Computer Equipment Requirement Chart.)
  • An Internet connected computer for every Latin III student.
  • Web camera/microphone for Skype, video conferencing through the web site.
  • Browser access to Adobe Flash Player and RealMedia Player.

The grade percentage is determined by this formula:

Test Average 35%
Homework/Classwork 35%
Quiz Average 30%
Lesson Delivery The Latin III class is designed to increase vocabulary and assist students in applying the grammatical concepts learned in Latin I and II. Some video lessons are incorporated into the syllabus. Direct interaction, via skype, video conference from the web site, or telephone with the teacher and tutors is an essential component of this course, as students begin to translate authentic Roman authors. Homework assignments, quizzes, and tests are completed on the web site.
Class Size There is no limit on class size or necessity that all students are working at the same time during the day.
Tests, Quizzes & Homework Quizzes are assigned after each new grammatical segment and/or vocabulary presentation. Tests are assigned after every 3 or 4 chapters and are comprehensive. Homework/classwork is assigned on a daily basis to reinforce what the students have done during the lesson.
Course Guides All student and facilitator guide information is posted online for 2016-2017.
Textbooks & Materials

Each student should have:

  • Ecce Romani Level III Student Book, Pearson Prentice Hall, Pearson Education, P. O. Box 6820, Chandler, AZ 85246, Phone: 800.848.9500, FAX: 877.260.2530, 4th Ed., 2009 ISBN #978-0-13-3610901, Price: $75.47
    Ecce Romani Level III eText 1-year license, 4th ed., 2009, ISBN #978-0-13-326682-5 Price: $11.97 (purchased with school PO or credit card only)
    * Note the 4th edition of the Ecce Romani III text will be required.

Optional suggested book for each classroom:

  • The New College Latin & English Dictionary, AMSCO School Publications, Inc., Perfection Learning, 1000 North Second Avenue, P.O. Box 500, Logan, IA 51546-0500, Phone: 800.831.4190, FAX: 800.543.2745, ISBN #978-1-56765-433-2, Order No.: R6170P, Price: $14.50
Tuition and Enrollment Forms If you are outside Kentucky: $450.00 per student for 1-9; $427.50 per student for 10 or more per course. Out-of-State Enrollment Form

If you are in Kentucky: $100.00 per student for 1-19; $50.00 per student for the 20th and above per course. Kentucky Enrollment Form



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