Latin 2b

Instructor:  Vegas Harmon 
E-mail: vegasharmon@gmail.com
Phone:  971-285-0056

Course Description

Latin 2b is the second semester of a full-year course in Latin. It uses the Picta-Dicta Latin Primer series as a foundation. Latin Primer comes with readings, workbook exercises, video lessons, and interactive exercises on an app. The diverse and immersive approach is designed to instill a love of the Latin language in students. In the second semester, students will work through volume II of this series. Volume II covers close to 200 words, additional uses of the five noun cases, the 3rd, 4th, and 5th declensions, adjective matching, and passive verbs.

The class will meet twice a week for an hour-long video meeting. During class time, students will discuss the exercises and examples they have done in their workbooks with the instructor, and receive real-time feedback. A system of tight feedback-loops leads to true improvement and acquisition of skills. Students should not worry about getting everything right. Rather, they should show their mistakes and incorporate the instructor's feedback. Specific examples from the workbooks or topics from the video lessons may be used as talking points. Students will be encouraged to interact with each other and the instructor when discussing.

Premium Level:  For an additional fee of $160  students will receive more rigorous training in the Latin language. Students who take this route will get a 30-minute one-on-one video meeting with the instructor each week. During these meetings, students will engage in oral composition exercises in Latin. This is a chance to get direct and personalized feedback. If the student wants more of a challenge still, there are options for additional material. Please contact the instructor for more information. At the end of the semester, there is an oral examination with the instructor over the material in the advanced route.

  • Tuition:      $275 Premier  
  • Grade:        8th
  • Mode:        Instructor         
  • Offered:     Spring                   
  • Textbook:  Picta-Dicta access lease       

Latin 2a

Instructor:  Vegas Harmon 
E-mail: vegasharmon@gmail.com
Phone:  971-285-0056

Course Description

Latin 2a is the first semester of a full-year course in Latin. It uses the Picta Dicta Latin Primer series as a foundation. Latin Primer comes with readings, workbook exercises, video lessons, and interactive exercises on an app. The diverse and immersive approach is designed to instill a love of the Latin language in students. In the first semester, students will work through volume I of this series. Volume I covers close to 200 words, an overview of the five major noun cases, the endings for 1st and 2nd declensions, and 3rd-person verbs in the four conjugations.

The class will meet twice a week for an hour-long video meeting. During class time, students will discuss the exercises and examples they have done in their workbooks with the instructor, and receive real-time feedback. A system of tight feedback-loops leads to true improvement and acquisition of skills. Students should not worry about getting everything right. Rather, they should show their mistakes and incorporate the instructor's feedback. Specific examples from the workbooks or topics from the video lessons may be used as talking points. Students will be encouraged to interact with each other and the instructor when discussing.

Premium Level:  For an additional $160 students will receive more rigorous training in the Latin language. Students who take this route will get a 30-minute one-on-one video meeting with the instructor each week. During these meetings, students will engage in oral composition exercises in Latin. This is a chance to get direct and personalized feedback. If the student wants more of a challenge still, there are options for additional material. Please contact the instructor for more information. At the end of the semester, there is an oral examination with the instructor over the material in the advanced route.

  • Tuition:      $275 Premier  
  • Grade:        8th
  • Mode:        Instructor         
  • Offered:     Fall                   
  • Textbook:  Picta-Dicta access lease       

 


Latin 1b

Instructor:  Vegas Harmon 
E-mail: vegasharmon@gmail.com
Phone:  971-285-0056

Course Description

Latin 1b is the second semester of a full-year course in Latin and follows the Natural World course on Picta Dicta. This course provides a foundation for later study in Latin, English literature, foreign languages, history, and the sciences. Through learning Latin vocabulary, students will learn the concepts and categories with which people in the classical world would have thought. In this way, it is more than just a class in vocabulary: It is a class in thinking.

Students will learn the content for each week at their own pace with the online Picta Dicta software. Picta Dicta is a game-like learning platform in which students will study each vocabulary word with pictures, lengthy descriptions, and ancient fables and stories. During class time, the students will discuss specific words and key concepts from that week. Students will also be asked to explain and use specific words in context. This encourages students to think in ancient categories rather than use word-for-word equivalents.

Premium Level:  For an additional fee of $160  students will receive more rigorous training in the Latin language. Students who take this route will get a 30-minute one-on-one video meeting with the instructor each week in which they will go over the basics of Latin verbs and conversation. There will also be additional material to cover in the form of inserts from the Roman Roads Latin Primer series. At the end of the semester, students will have an oral examination with the instructor over the material in the advanced route. Pending availability, an additional 30-minute slot may be purchased at a rate of $20/hr for a total of $320 (including the first slot). Contact the instructor for more details.

  • Tuition:      $275 Premier  
  • Grade:        7th
  • Mode:        Instructor         
  • Offered:     Spring                   
  • Textbook:  Picta-Dicta access lease              


Worldview Lab 1 - Discernment 

Instructor:  Pastor Paul Michael Raymond 
E-mail: pastor@HisGlory.us
Phone: 434-352-2667

Course Description

This course ties the worldview of 12 key thinkers to cinema and music from the post-modern era of humanistic despair.  A handful of seminal authors introduced in our Great Books series are examined in more detail with special emphasis given to their impact on popular culture.  Using a game format, students are transformed from passive consumers of post-modern movies and music to active critics able to discern the underlying philosophies.   These include the influence of humanism, eastern religion, Islam, Gnostic mystery religions of "the Synagogue of Satan," and much more.  

The textbook -- "Worldviews In Conflict" and Teacher's Guide by Keven Swanson -- devotes a chapter to each of 12 philosophical "pied-pipers."  Students are required to match 17 influential movies -- Matrix, Hunger Games, etc -- with the philosopher whose worldview they represent.  Likewise, for popular songs such as Mack the Knife, Imagine, and Disturbia.  They are also required to write a critical review of several of their own selections.

  • Tuition:      $275  Premier    OR       $25 Basic
  • Mode:        Asynchronous                Self-taught, computer graded
  • Offered:     Fal                                 Spring
  • Textbook:  See above, enrolled students get 40% discount code


Latin 1a

Instructor:  Vegas Harmon 
E-mail: vegasharmon@gmail.com
Phone:  971-285-0056

Course Description

Latin 1a is the first semester of a full-year course in Latin and follows the Ancient World course on Picta Dicta. This course provides a foundation for later study in Latin, English literature, foreign languages, history, and the sciences. Through learning Latin vocabulary, students will learn the concepts and categories with which people in the classical world would have thought. In this way, it is more than just a class in vocabulary: It is a class in thinking.

Students will learn the content for each week at their own pace with the online Picta Dicta software. Picta Dicta is a game-like learning platform in which students will study each vocabulary word with pictures, lengthy descriptions, and ancient fables and stories. During class time, the students will discuss specific words and key concepts from that week. Students will also be asked to explain and use specific words in context. This encourages students to think in ancient categories rather than use word-for-word equivalents.

Premium Level:  For an additional $160 students will receive more rigorous training in the Latin language. Students who take this route will get a 30-minute one-on-one video meeting with the instructor each week in which they will go over the basics of Latin verbs and conversation. There will also be additional material to cover in the form of inserts from the Roman Roads Latin Primer series. At the end of the semester, students will have an oral examination with the instructor over the material in the advanced route. Pending availability, an additional 30-minute slot may be purchased at a rate of $20/hr for a total of $320 (including the first slot). Contact the instructor for more details.

  • Tuition:      $275 Premier  
  • Grade:        7th
  • Mode:        Instructor         
  • Offered:     Fall                   
  • Textbook:  Picta-Dicta access lease