In 8th grade Latin, students continue their academic study of Latin. Our focus is broadening of students understanding of Latin while in a middle school environment while at the same time preparing students for the rigorous challenge of the Upper School.
Student continue with the Cambridge Latin Series on their iPad. 8th graders delve into the who, what, when, where and why of Latin. Students engage the Romans and Latin through project based learning, including the opportunity to unleash their inner architect by building a facsimile of a Roman monument.
In addition to all the fun methods of instruction from 7th grade, students have an opportunity to travel (usually to Rome, Capri, Sorrento, and Pompeii as a capstone experience to taking Latin at Bancroft Middle School.
8th grade students in Latin also take the National Latin Exam, but at level one. This exam mirrors the academic content of the class such as learning the perfect tense, pluperfect tense, future tense, future perfect tense, 4th & 5th declension, advanced translating techniques, advanced pronouns, irregular verbs, noun-adjective agreement, and much, much more.
From 8th grade Latin, students with a firm foundation are invited to skip level one and start their Upper School Latin at level two. Entering 8th graders are welcome to start their Latin in middle school as a foundational course and then take level one Latin in the Upper School.
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