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The AP Latin course focuses on the in-depth study of selections from two of the greatest works in Latin literature: Vergil's Aeneid and Caesar's Gallic War. The course requires students to prepare and translate the readings and place these texts in a meaningful context, which helps develop critical, historical, and literary sensitivities. Throughout the course, students consider themes in the context of ancient literature and bring these works to life through classroom discussions, debates, and presentations. Additional English readings from both of these works help place the Latin readings in a significant context.
Essential Course Resources
AP Latin Course Overview
The two-page Course Overview provides a succinct description of the course and exam.
AP Latin Frequently Asked QuestionsFind answers to common questions about the course, exam, and AP Course Audit.
AP Latin TutorialSelect appropriate Latin passages and write effective multiple-choice questions using this modular tutorial. This resource breaks down the format of AP Latin multiple-choice questions and provides teachers with tips for developing their own practice questions.
AP Latin Reading ListThe Reading List provides multiple texts that students can use to fulfill the minimum number of readings needed for the course.
Course Planning and Pacing Guides
Written by AP teachers, these versatile guides demonstrate a variety of ways to plan and pace the AP Latin curriculum across one academic year. Each author presents a host of ideas for activities, resources, and assessments.
AP Latin Course Planning and Pacing Guide 1
Keely Lake, Wayland Academy, Wis. — This course is taught at a private boarding and day school where the teacher emphasizes the importance of critical thinking, independent work, cooperative-learning activities, and creative projects.
AP Latin Course Planning and Pacing Guide 2
Teri Kawamata, Loyola High School, Calif. — This course is taught at a private Jesuit high school in an urban setting. The teacher emphasizes the use of technology and multimedia materials in and out of the classroom.
AP Latin Course Planning and Pacing Guide 3
Benjamin Johnson, Hampden Academy, Maine — This course is taught at a public suburban high school where the teacher emphasizes the importance of analytical and critical thinking skills in the classroom.
AP Latin Course Planning and Pacing Guide 4
David R. Pellegrino, Pittsford Mendon School, N.Y. — This course is taught at a public suburban high school where the teacher focuses on giving regular opportunities for sight-reading passages using a wide variety of sources.
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