Latin

Brian Nelson
bnelson@shpamn.org
(952) 426-6053

Hello, My name is Brian Nelson & I'm the new Latin teacher here at Seven Hills Lower School. I'm so excited to be here & it's been an awesome year so far!

I grew up around Willmar, MN and attended the University of Minnesota, Duluth where I received a B.A. in History. I worked at the Minnesota Historical Society for six years teaching students and the public about Minnesota History. You may have seen me at places like Ft. Snelling, the State Capitol, and the Alexander Ramsey House. As soon as I started teaching kids about history I though teaching might be the profession for me.

I enrolled into the M.A. in Instruction program at St. Mary's University of MN Minneapolis Campus in the winter of 2010 and received my teaching license in September of 2013. My first year I taught Classical Studies & Latin at Paideia Academy in Apple Valley This was an amazing experience but I soon discovered the opportunity to work at Seven Hills. What a great school!

I am so happy to be here working with a great group of students, staff and parents. Thank you for the opportunity and enjoy the 2015-2016 school year:)

Below are some great links to help study Latin materials at home!

Study Resources

Cram.com: Cram has a really nice format to study digital flashcards and games to help with Latin vocabulary. Check it out!











Latin

Kindergarten

Units 1-6: Greetings, Emotions, Names, Family, People

Units 7-13: Classroom items, commands, and manners (additional Christmas lessons: Unit 16-18)

Units 14-15/19-20: Animals, Body, Face

Units 21-30: Food and Nature/Outdoors

1st Grade

Units 1-6: Greetings, Emotions, Names, Family, People

Units 7-13: Classroom items, commands, and manners 

Units 14-15/19-20: Animals, Body, Face

Units 21-30: Food and Nature/Outdoors

2nd Grade

Units 1-6: Greetings, Emotions, Names, Family, People

Units 7-13: Classroom items, commands, and manners 

Units 14-15/19-20: Animals, Body, Face

Units 21-30: Food and Nature/Outdoors

3rd Grade

Unit 1: Vocabulary (feminine), genders, Verb charts

Unit : Vocabulary (feminine), Noun charts, cases

Unit 3: Vocabulary (masculine and neuter), Noun charts, cases

Unit 4: Review of verbs, nouns (3 genders/2 declensions), vocabulary, translation of simple Latin

4th Grade

Unit 1: Verbs, Sum/Esse, Vocabulary, Chapter 1 translation

Unit : Roman Villa, chapter 2 and 3 translation, masculine/neuter nouns, verbs, vocabulary, cases

Unit 3: Vocabulary, chapter 4 and 5 translation, grammar, verbs, nouns, cases, The Aeneid

Unit 4: Nouns, verbs, Vocabulary, chapter 6-8, cases, review 

5th Grade

Unit 1: Verb review (present tense 1st conjugation), Nouns (feminine), vocabulary, gender roles, chapter 1 translation

Unit : Chapters 2-3 translations, nouns (feminine and masculine/neuter), verbs (2nd,4th conjugation)

Unit 3: Chapters 4-5 translation, Roman diet/farming, nouns (1st, 2nd, 3rd declension), verbs (3rd declension), vocabulary

Art of the Renaissance: Chapters 6-8 translation, vocabulary, review of all grammar, education systems, (if time) The Aeneid

Welcome to Mr. Nelson's Latin Page! Here you will find info about me, important links to study materials to Latin vocabulary & grammar and useful class documents.