KET Latin Literature 2016-2017


Course Objective

Students read authentic works from Latin authors, concentrating in particular, on Horace and Catullus. Students study rhetorical style and poetic meter, write critical literary and historical analyses of the literature, and explore cultural topics, which shed light on these works such as literary history and authorial biography. Students interact with the teacher via e-mail, telephone, Skype, or video conference through the web site at regular intervals. All assignments, graded and non-graded activities, quizzes and tests are completed on the web site.

Latin Literature 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.

Curriculum Designer
Joan Jahnige  

A native of Connecticut, Joan moved to Kentucky in 1991. She previously taught Latin, French and Computer Use in Rye, NY for 12 years. Joan served as advisor and mentor for Student Council, Junior Class, Latin and French clubs and was chairman of the Foreign Language Department for several years. Prior to teaching at KET, Joan had assisted with both the Latin I and Latin II programs at KET. She has also taught Latin, (Levels I through AP IV) at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington, KY. Joan received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Albertus Magnus College, in Connecticut, with a major in Latin and minors in French and Education. Her Master of Arts degree is in French, from Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT. Joan holds teaching certification in Latin and French in Connecticut, New York and Kentucky.

Producing Organization The Kentucky Educational Television Network and Kentucky Department of Education
Student Prerequisites Successful completion of KET Latin III or placement by entrance exam if students did not take Latin with KET.
Classwork This is detailed on the daily agenda on the web site. It entails reading literature, working on grammatical exercises, scanning poetry, researching the lives and customs of the ancients, writing comparisons of the mores of the past to those of the present, and calling the teacher to discuss progress.
  • Internet World Wide Web access in the classroom
    (See: KET Computer Equipment Requirement Chart.)
  • An Internet connected computer for every Latin Literature student.
  • Web camera/microphone for Skype, video conferencing through the web site.
  • Browser access to RealMedia Player.
Grading Students have day by day assignments for 133 lessons. Students proceed at their own pace, yet must cover the full agenda to qualify for an A from their school in the class.

The grade percentage is determined by this formula:

Test Average 35%
Homework/Classwork 35%
Quiz Average 30%
Class Size There is no limit on class size or time. Students may access information at their own pace, at home or at school, as long as work is completed by June 10, or the last day of their current school year calendar, if earlier.
Course Guides All student and facilitator guide information is posted online for 2016-2017.
Textbooks & Materials

Each Student should have (optional - highly suggested):

  • 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

Each classroom should have:

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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