World Languages

Latin for 19th-Century Kids (Part 2)

Learn Latin and live history: Have fun studying Latin like a kid from 1879!
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50 minutes

per class

Twice per week

over 9 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

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Class Experience

Students will learn:

* paradigms for third declension nouns and adjectives, fourth declension nouns, and fifth declension nouns;
* approximately 50 vocabulary words from the third declension, 12 from the fourth declension, and eight from the fifth declension;
* grammar concepts like adjective-noun agreement, using words of different cases together (for example, nominative and genitive to express thing's like "the boy's book");
* how to use the ablative case to talk about the means by which or instrument with which something is done (for example, "the boy cuts the lion with a sword");
* how to combine adjectives and nouns from different declensions.

During this class, students will continue to practice:
* first and second declension Latin nouns and adjectives; 
* third person singular and plural present active indicative forms of the verbs love, see, and have; 
* about 70 vocabulary words from the first and second declension;
* grammatical terms including noun, pronoun, adjective, verb, conjunction, preposition, subject, object, sentence, case;
* to parse (thoroughly analyse words and sentences grammatically and identify the case, number, and gender of a noun and give its English meaning);

By the end of the course, they will be able to parse nouns from all five declensions and adjectives from the first, second, and third declensions, and translate simple sentences into Latin from English and into English from Latin using nouns from all five declensions and adjectives from the first, second, and third declensions, using the nominative, vocative, accusative, genitive, and ablative cases.
Homework will include recitation of noun and adjective paradigms, vocabulary words, and grammar terms, as well as some written exercises to practice what we've learned. Everyone learns differently, so different learners will memorize new material at different rates. I suggest about 10 minutes of recitation of mastered material every day in order to retain it, and an additional 10-60 minutes to do the written exercises and memorize and practice new material (less time on class days, more time on days between classes). It's important to continue to practice material you've learned previously so you don't forget it!
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
No formal assessment, but errors will be corrected and self-assessment is encouraged so each student can focus on challenging areas that need extra attention and practice.
1 hour 40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
A Child's First Latin Book, by Theophilus Dwight Hall, 1879 version. This is in the public domain, and is available free through and other sources. You don't need to get this book - I'll be providing the required material in the classroom.


Judy Watson, PhDArchaeological scientist, peripatetic bibliophile. I like old stuff.
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