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Latin Foundations

Section #: 1060 (ETYMOLOGY)

Etymology, a language studies course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is the study and application of the derivation of English words and word families from their roots in ancient and modern languages (Latin, Greek, Germanic, Romance Languages). Students analyze meanings of English words by examining roots, prefixes, suffixes.  Students analyze the connotative and denotative meaning of words in a variety of contexts and the reasons for language change.  Students write about word history and semantics in texts that require etymological sensitivity, such as Renaissance poetry or works in translation.

Etymology Project:  Students complete a project, such as doing a case study on specific words or creating a historical timeline of the development of specific words, which demonstrates knowledge, application, and progress in Etymology course content.