The National Standards

taken from the American Philological Association, et al.

Goal 1 - Communication:
          1.1 Students will read, understand, and interpret Latin or Greek. Accomplished via the chaptertly LLpsI readings.
          1.2 Students use orally, listen to, and write Latin or Greek as part of the language learning process. Writing is accomplished via the set of 3-4 writings stories in each chapter. Listening is accomplished via the multimedia Quizlet flashcards. Speaking is optional but contained in the Dramatization or Memorized Soliloquy assingments
Goal 2 - Culture:
          2.1 Students demonstrate an understanding of the perspectives of Greek or Roman culture as revealed in the practices of the Greeks or Romans. Accomplished via all the stories--both written and read--which contain life-like, and often primary-source accounts of real-life events. Also accomplished thru the culture assingments.
          2.2 Students demonstrate an understanding of the perspectives of Greek or Roman culture as revealed in the products of the Greeks or Romans. Many Roman artifacts are included in the image-insets surrounding both the stories and the culture readings. Captions always accompany and explain the item.
Goal 3 - Connections
          3.1 Students reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through their study of classical languages. Various chapters treat of Medicine, Baths, Concrete & Construction, Oratory, Philosophy, Morality, Religion, Slavery, Geography, Mythology, Bible, Astronomy, Lawsuits, Entertainment, & War.
          3.2 Students expand their knowledge thru the reading of Latin or Greek and the study of ancient literature. Since nearly all the stories are either primary sources or based on primary sources this course fulfills this objective exceptionally well.
Goal 4 - Comparisons
           4.1 - Students recognize and use elements of the Latin or Greek language to increase knowledge of their own language. Accomplished via the chapterly Derivative assignments. SCRIPTA assignents (i.e. famous phrases and abbreviations) further facilitate this.
           4.2 - Students compare and contrast their own culture with that of the Greco-Roman world. The incorporation of explicitly women's and religious issues into the readings most strongly elicits these sorts of questions and comparisons.
Goal 0 5: Communities.
           5.1 Students use their knowledge of Latin or Greek in a multilingual world. Derivative assignments will also train students in deciphering foreign derivatives words in other languages. The Greek alphabet may also be taught.
           5.2. Students use their knowledge of Greco-Roman culture in a world of diverse cultures. As well as covering ALL the Roman provinces explicitly in chapter 1, the text touches upon Romans, Gauls, Jews, Greeks, Kassites, Egyptians, Christians, Gladiators, Medievals, and modern tourists.