12th Grade Capstone - Week 1 > Week 2


Thursday
SALVETE! Today's class will be SYNCHRONOUS (8:35-9:30am).
(1) BASIS Powerpoint (see attached)
(2) Online expectations (see attached) and syllabus discussion (see attached and below)
"Rome" (HBO, 2005-2007)
Each week, we will watch an (edited) episode of HBO's "Rome".  We will watch, discuss, analyze, etc.  We will have fun with it, but your active participation and positive contributions to class discussions are expected and you will be graded on it.
With each episode, we will examine primary sources (in Latin) which inform this modern interpretation of Roman history
In-Class Translation
Accompanying each episode of "Rome," we will look at the primary sources which inform that episode.  For instance, we will revisit Caesar's introduction of Titus Pullo and Lucius Vorenus from the de Bello Gallico (we read it last year) in conjunction with Episode 1 (The Stolen Eagle).  We will read how Caesar describes Vercingetorix's surrender at Alesia, which is also depicted in Episode 1 (spoilers!).  
Narrationes
Also accompanying each episode, each student will pick a scene to describe extemporaneously in Latin for 60 seconds.  Students have the choice to submit a video of this to be viewed only by the teacher or (preferably) executed live during class. Only effort is assessed here.  Everyone (Mr. Yaggy included) will stammer, stutter, fumble, mis-conjugate almost every verb, and forget to decline nouns.  The point is to discuss the scenes in as comprehensible and understandable Latin as possible.
While watching each "Rome" episode, think about:
(a) what scene/clip you'd like to narrate.  It should be something you think would be fun and interesting.
(b) what vocabulary you might need (some you already know, some you don't).  You may choose to narrate a scene that we have already connected to a bit of Latin (Caesar's description of Pullo and Vorenus, for instance).
As we progress with this, we will get interactive with the Narrationes... ask/answer questions and have very short(!) discussions about the scenes.  Again, though, the important thing is LOW STRESS
Tutorials
Also this year, each student will develop two Latin-/Classic-centric tutorials.  Investigate something that you always wondered about and teach us about it.  Your tutorials will include (a) a presentational aspect (MS PowerPoint, Prezi, Google Slides, etc.) and (b) an interactive/participation element (i.e., get the class invovled).  Your presentation should show a breadth and depth of the subject matter, but to the extent that you can fully explain your tutorial in 15 minutes.
DUE TOMORROW by 6am: Submit a scanned copy of the movie permission signature sheet with actual signatures.  


Friday
Today's class is SYNCHRONOUS
HBO's Rome Episode 1: The Stolen Eagle
Examining the characters of Pullo and Vorenus (dBG 5.44) and the surrender of Vercingetorix (Plutarch's Life of Julius Caesar and dBG7.89).
Vorenus and Pullo from Caesar's de Bello Gallico... discussion questions (worksheet):
1. How does Caesar characterize the two men in the first several lines of 5.44?
2. Who is depicted bullying whom?
3. What does Pullo do in lines 8-10 (Haec . . . irrumpit) to show off?  What does Vorenus do in response (Ne . . . subsequitur)?
4. What happens to Pullo in lines 14-16 (in . . . defigitur)?
5. What adjective does Caesar use to describe Vorenus in line 19?
6. What does Vorenus do in reaction to seeing Pullo in trouble (lines 19-22)?
7. How does Pullo return the favor (lines 22-25)?
8. Do you agree with Caesar’s estimation summā cum laude (line 25)? 
Viewing: "Rome Episode 1: The Stolen Eagle" (1st few minutes through T+P introductory scene)
Plutarch and JC take on Vercingetorix's surrender (and watch that scene)
Remember to think about a scene you want to talk about.  What vocab do you need to know?
Sign up sheet for tutorials (next three Fridays)
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Monday
Today's class is SYNCHRONOUS
Viewing: "Rome Episode 1: The Stolen Eagle" (rest of episode)
Remember to think about a scene you want to talk about.  What vocab do you need to know?
Sign up sheet for tutorials (next three Fridays)
Google Form sign up for narratio


Tuesday
Today's class is ASYNCHRONOUS
Establish vocabulary to help you
Begin to develop your narratio


Wednesday
Today's class is ASYNCHRONOUS
Now that you have a vocabulary list to help you, develop and practice your actual narratio.
*Remember - this is Go Dog Go, not Shakespeare.  The goal is comprehensibility.  If you are worrying about case endings, you're doing it wrong.
*Use the "helpful phrases" document!
*You will be narrating for 60 seconds - a minute is a LONG time.... practice!  Even if you run out of things to say before the minute is up (and you probably will), you then start over and try maybe to expand/improve on what you said the first time.


Thursday
Today's class is SYNCHRONOUS

Students will present their narrationes about "Rome: Episode 1"
Students describe the screenshot I sent which is from the scene they signed up to narrate.
The narratio lasts 60 seconds.  Speak slowly, deliberately, and keep language simple.
I encourage students who are nervous to go first.  BONAM FORTUNAM!
Download and save the attached Word document, which we will look at either at the end of class today or tomorrow.
 

Friday
Today's class is SYNCHRONOUS
We will watch "Rome Episode 2" and then revisit Caesar's own account of his speech prior to setting out for Rome.
While we watch the episode, think about your next narratio: which scene? what vocabulary? 
Due Monday:
(1) Fill out this narratio Google Doc with your chosen scene.
(2) Translate the selection from de Bello Civili 1.7 (attached to yesterday's lesson) and be prepared to read together at the beginning of class on Monday.