Henle Latin I First Year Text & Set
This package includes the same titles as the Memoria Press Henle Latin First Year Text Set. For more information on any item, click on the link for a full product description.
This package includes the following items:
This basic set includes the Henle Latin I Text, Latin I Answer Key, Henle Latin I Vocabulary Flashcards, and Latin Grammar, the last of which is used with all four Henle Latin texts. Be sure to order also our own Henle Study Guides, written by Cheryl Lowe and Martin Cothran.
N.B. Henle is a Catholic text, but its superiority as a teaching resource and the outstanding benefits of its Christian perspective far outweigh the very occasional picture or reference that a Protestant might wish to ignore.
In the Henle First Year text, a limited vocabulary of 500 words allows students to master grammar without being overwhelmed with a large vocabulary. Many repetitious Latin phrases and copious exercises produce mastery rather than frustration, and the mixture of Christian and classical content is appealing to students. Exercises and readings teach Roman and American history, the difference between the pagan and Christian worldviews, and the difference between the virtues of the natural man (of whom the Roman was the greatest type) and the virtues of the Christian man, which are possible only through grace.
With the goal of keeping Latin studies continual, challenging, and enjoyable, Memoria Press has developed this series of teacher manuals and quiz packets to make the Henle Latin course more manageable for teacher and student. The Teacher Manuals (formerly Study Guides) each outline a one-year course and contain teaching points, daily lesson plans by week with check boxes for completion, and a detailed answer key for the Henle exercises. Each week's assignment grid includes recitation, vocabulary grammar and reading assignments, exercises, extra-credit assignments and the weekly quiz. Teaching information and assignments are provided by week in the first part of the manual and appendixes contain grammar cards and an answer key. Units I & II covers the basic grammar relating to five kinds of Latin nouns and two kinds of Latin adjectives (Henle I, pgs 1-98). Units III - V studies the basics of Latin verbs along with a short addition segment on nouns and adjectives (Henle I, pgs 99-224). Units VI-XIV cover more advanced grammar topics including tenses, clauses, 3rd conjugation -io verbs, irregular verbs and more (Henle I, pgs 225-464).
The Quiz/Exam books each include 30-33 weekly student quizzes, a final exam and answer keys for both. ~ Janice
This Latin course from Loyola Press was designed for the serious student. It appears to be very thorough and fairly rigorous. The four levels were designed to use one each year of high school, for a total of four years of Latin. The digest sized books vary in length between 480 and 627 pages. The study of Latin is done systematically, starting with the basics and moving into readings and translations. The skills covered in the first books include a thorough mastery of forms, basic syntax, and simple vocabulary to prepare students for simple readings and translations. Each lesson is followed by several exercises. Because different people learn faster, the exercises vary in difficulty and students are not required to work them all, rather, they can choose ones that they are ready for. Any required exercises are marked. There is plenty of material for both class and private study. The second book is more intensive. Besides reviewing the first year's lessons, students tackle readings from Caesar's Commentaries, work extensive exercises, and complete Latin-English and English-Latin activities. There are several boxes of vocabulary for each lesson. Students who have completed the first year should be able to start right into the readings; however, the first 16 lessons provide a review and a slower start into the second year if students are not ready to jump right into Caesar. The readings also progress in difficulty, starting with simple sentences. The third book is an introduction to Cicero. The majority of the exercises are composed of readings, which the student translates from English into Latin, or from Latin into English. The exercises are all based on Cicero. When students progress to the fourth level of Henle Latin, they are translating longer readings. The text is based entirely from Cicero and Virgil. All four books are written in a very non-flowery and straightforward way, and each one includes word lists and English-Latin and Latin-English vocabulary in the back of the book. There is also an accompanying book titled Latin Grammar, for use with all four levels. This 270-page volume is split into two units. Unit I covers forms of nouns, adjectives, adverbs, numerals, pronouns, and verbs. Unit II introduces syntax, word order, main and subordinate clauses, cases, rules for place and time, prepositions, diagramming and many other essentials. Though it can and should be used for review and reference alongside the third and fourth years, the grammar book is directly used with the first two books. In the lessons, it assigns specific sections of the grammar book to go along with the exercises. The grammar book is strongly recommended for use with all of the books. Please note that this Latin course is from a Catholic publisher, and the content of the books reflects this, especially in the First Year text. - Melissa