Latin for Americans © 1997

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Level 1
Level 2
Level 3

Student Editions
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Teacher's Annotated Editions
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Welcome to Latin for Americans, the eighth edition of the popular program for high school students! This series contains the ideal blend of solid teaching methods and new, contemporary features.


Student Editions (Levels 1 & 2) | Student Edition (Level 3)
Teacher's Annotated Editions (Levels 1, 2 & 3) | Classroom Resources (Levels 1 & 2)

Student Editions (Levels 1 and 2)

The eighth edition of Latin for Americans features user-friendly presentations of Latin grammar and structure and an increased focus on vocabulary. Here are some exciting new features in this edition:

  • Colorful photographs and art reproductions with an attractive design add visual interest to each unit.

  • Concise, logical presentations of Latin structure enable students to grasp concepts more easily.

  • New vocabulary and derivative sections help to expand students' English vocabulary.

  • Group and paired activities encourage critical thinking skills and creativity.

  • New and updated readings in English provide students with a knowledge of Roman civilization's influence upon the modern world.

  • Expanded vocabulary and word studies increase students' confidence in both English and Latin.

  • Complete and concise review of the First Book eases students transition into the Second Book.

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Student Edition (Level 3)

Latin for Americans, Third Book focuses on Latin literature including Cicero, Pliny, Aulus Gellius, and Ovid to give you students a superb overview of Roman literary heritage.

Here are some exciting new features in this edition:


  • Colorful photographs and art reproductions with an attractive design add visual interest to each unit.

  • Expanded vocabulary and word studies increase students' confidence in both English and Latin.

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Teacher's Annotated Editions (Levels 1, 2 & 3)

The Latin for Americans Teacher's Annotated Edition is identical to the student edition with teaching suggestions and notes, pre- and post-reading activities, and answer keys for all exercises printed in the outside margins.

The Teacher's Manual located in the front of the text contains sample lesson plans, English translations of all readings, project ideas, cooperative learning activities, and a bibliography of supplementary sources.

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Classroom Resources (Levels 1 & 2)


  • Student Workbook offers additional practice through a variety of exercises.

  • Progress Tests include a test for each unit; the tests measure reading comprehension, vocabulary, syntax, and cultural knowledge. An answer key is included.

  • Audiocassette Program includes recordings of stories and selections from the main text cued with appropriate music, as well as vocabulary and structure exercises.

  • Art and Map Transparencies contain colorful, easy-to-use art reproductions and maps of the ancient Roman world.

  • Crossword Puzzle Booklet contains a Latin puzzle with an answer key for each vocabulary lesson.

  • Café Glencoe has interactive crossword puzzles for Latin 1 & 2 and a "Send-a-Postcard" feature that your students will enjoy. Online publications in Latin are also available to students and teachers from Café Glencoe.

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