Anthology of prose and verse extracts with questions, glossaries and end vocabulary to provide motivating and well-supported resource for the Prose and Literature examinations. Includes a CD-ROM with audio recordings to motivate students.
Author: Steven Hunt
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2016-02-11
This handbook for teachers provides both practical, up-to-date guidance and a theoretical overview on a number of key topics in Latin teaching. Using a wealth of interviews, observations and pupil transcripts, Steven Hunt title utilizes case-study evidence of excellent practice in teaching and learning from a wide variety of institutions: from outreach programmes, community schools and academies in the UK, to New York Charter Schools, KIP schools and schools in Eastern Seaboard states in the USA. Offering practical advice on topics such as essay writing, teaching controversial topics including women, slavery, ethnicity and social hierarchy, making use of primary sources and using ICT to advance language skills, the book also engages with broader questions of approach and theory. These include a survey of the three main approaches to Latin teaching: grammar-translation, communicative and reading approaches; explanation of cognitive and social approaches to learning; and analysis of the differences between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Moreover, traditional arguments about the value and purpose of learning Latin at school level are re-examined in the light of current educational thinking and government policy-making. This book is invaluable for trainees, newly qualified teachers and more experienced practitioners looking for practical ideas and strategies to motivate and engage learners of Latin. A companion website www.startingtoteachlatin.org is under construction and will contain a range of resources and information for teachers.
This is the OCR endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Greek GCSE set text prescriptions examined from 2018 to 2023. The texts covered are: Homer Odyssey 6:48–159 Iliad 3:1–112 Odyssey 7:184–297 Herodotus Histories 1.30–4, 86–7 and 6.125 (Solon & Croesus; How Alcmaeon Was Enriched by Croesus) Histories 3.17–25, 38 (The Ethiopians; The Power of Custom) Histories 2.2, 69–70, 129–33, 31–2 (Psammetichus; Crocodiles; Mycerinus; Pygmies) Euripides Alcestis 280–393 Electra 215–331 Bacchae 434–508, 800–38 Plato Phaedo 59c–60a, 115b–d, 116b–d, 117c–18a Plutarch A Spartan Childhood Lucian Anacharsis and Athletics The Isle of the Blest The volume starts with an introduction to ancient Greek history and culture, which will set in context the passages for the exams and give guidance on how to translate ancient Greek. The prescribed texts are set out in clear passages facing commentary notes, with further information on GCSE vocabulary and key terms as well as study questions. The full GCSE vocabulary is provided at the back of the book and a timeline, Who's Who, glossaries and map combine to give students a focused preparation for their exams. The book is supported by a companion website of further resources.
This is the endorsed publication from OCR and Bloomsbury for the Latin AS and A-Level (Group 3) prescription of Aeneid Book XI, lines 1–224, and the A-Level (Group 4) prescription of Aeneid Book XI, lines 498–521, 532–596, 648–689, and 725–835, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary, with a detailed introduction that also covers the prescribed text to be read in English for A Level. In Book XI Pallas, the warrior son of Evander who was killed by Turnus, is buried, amid the mourning of his father and the Trojans. After a truce to collect and bury the dead on both sides, fighting resumes, during which the warrior-maiden Camilla battles bravely for the Latins before being killed. The events of the book take up just four days: Pallas' funeral occupies the first; the second and third are devoted (briefly) to the truce and burials; the fourth, taking up the second half of the book, is concerned with Camilla's aristeia, in which she is likened to an Amazon. Resources are available on the Companion Website www.bloomsbury.com/ocr-editions-2019-2021