Latin

The Fraser Woods Middle School Latin Program provides the students with an insight into the structure of an inflected language and encourages them to make comparisons with their own language. These same students also develop a strong basis for the study of all the romantic languages, such as French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.

The curriculum gives the students an opportunity to learn about the past through written evidence and archeological remains.Students explore the life of Lucius Caecillius, in the city of Pompeii during the 1st century AD. Students learn this curriculum through practice in reading different texts about the life of Caecillius and his family.

The objectives are to study Latin mythology, featuring gods and goddesses, the history of Pompeii and the Roman Empire. Students interconnect English and Latin expressions,and look for derivatives that follow the spelling.