- About the Author
A yearlong course for grades 7-8 and up
For the Latin Alive Book 1! errata sheet corresponding to the revised Version 3.0 of the text, please click the Support tab above.
Author Karen Moore brings more than 20 years of Latin teaching experience in the classroom to the Latin Alive! Book 1 Streaming Video & Audio (now in streaming only), which features her careful and engaging teaching. Each weekly lesson is 30 minutes long, totaling more than 15 hours of training. This video is highly recommended for all educational settings. It can be used as helpful training for Latin teachers, a substitute when the regular teacher is away, an effective aid for new students, or for students needing extra review. The audio recordings feature the unit review Latin readings so that students can practice proper pronunciation and accent. The streaming option provides the convenience of instant access, as well as desktop, smart TV, and mobile viewing capabilities. For Homeschoolers, streaming access lasts for the life of the product. Returning school customers continue receiving streaming access at no annual cost when student editions are purchased by October 31st.
Buying for a school? The Latin Alive! 1 Video is a great tool for the classroom! It can be used as:
- A helpful resource for new Latin teachers, both for themselves and for the class
- A substitute teacher when the regular teacher is away
- A library item helpful for new students or for students needing extra review
The Latin Alive! series is a relevant, rigorous, yet engaging introduction to Latin for middle and high school students. This Latin curriculum will truly make the Latin language come alive both for students who have studied Latin (such as students who have completed the Latin for Children curriculum) and for those who have not previously been introduced to Latin.
Written by experienced and enthusiastic Latin teachers, the Latin Alive! series provides complete Latin training that enables students to read and translate original Latin. The Latin Alive! series features a unique blend of grammatical training and engaging reading of original Latin texts that will help maintain student interest and impart skill, capacity, and mastery. Where other curricula downplay training in grammar, the authors of this series have found a way to teach grammar so that students understand and enjoy it. The authors present Latin grammar in small, digestible sections that are clearly illustrated and explained. As students find success decoding and reading Latin, their pleasure will increase.
The Latin Alive! series also creates student enjoyment by illustrating the relevance of Latin in history, ancient and contemporary culture, the Romance languages, English derivatives, and the grammatical structure of English. Students will see in multiple ways the benefits of Latin study. By providing training in Roman culture, myths, and history (as well as robust Latin instruction), the series also prepares students well for the National Latin Exam and an Advanced Placement Latin course.
- Footprints in the Butter
- Accidentally Homeschooling . . . and Beyond
- Artful Homemaking
- Homeschooling Hearts & Minds
“Switching to Latin Alive! has made an amazing difference in my family’s life. We love it so much [and] it’s so well put together.” —Melissa P., homeschool mom
“I just got my Latin Alive 1 bundle and watched some of the DVD . . . SO EXCITED!! Thank you for allowing me to give my daughter a classical education at home.” —Micki, homeschool mom
“My son and I are eager to work through the Latin Alive! book. We have already jumped ahead to peek at the readings. He absolutely LOVES the immersion of Roman culture throughout the book. Thanks for a great product.” —Melanie, homeschool mom
“The input I received [from my students] was largely positive [over other texts] about Latin Alive! Book 3. We enjoy that the translations relate to Roman culture and history, so that those topics are easier to weave into the curriculum. The mottoes are a huge hit too. I have noticed that when translations are harder to decipher the author keeps them shorter, but the easier ones are longer. I appreciate that length is relative to difficulty to help us in time-planning.” —Shannon, Legacy Preparatory Academy
“In Latin Alive!, I believe Karen Moore and her distinguished coauthor, Gaylan DuBose, have succeeded in the lofty goal of producing a truly outstanding beginning textbook to meet the needs of this new generation of Latin teachers and students. The text is engaging, with translation passages that present Roman history in a logical and sequential order. The explanation of grammar is straightforward and easily understandable. The illustrations enhance the text and are not mere distractions. Roman culture is presented in context and reinforced in the stories. Teachers with a limited Latin background will rejoice in the generous teacher’s edition, which not only gives the right answers, but delves into deeper explanations and suggests routes of further research and investigation.” —Erin Davis-Valdez, MA, upper-school Latin and Greek and Classics Department Chair, Hill Country Christian School of Austin
“After using a college-level textbook for 5 years to teach my middle school homeschool classes, I am thrilled to have Latin Alive! Books 1 and 2 available. No longer will I HAVE to pull in extra resource material in order to give my students an appreciation of Roman life and history. It’s all right there! Latin Alive! is thorough, challenging, and pedagogically sound. Since I am a self-taught Latin teacher, it has even taught me a few grammar concepts that I had missed before! Omnia gloriae Dei!” —Linda, homeschool mom
“I love Latin for Children and Latin Alive! I teach Latin in our co-op (middle and high school), and this is honestly the first curriculum I haven’t had to rewrite (or at least seriously tweak) in order to teach it. It’s all there, well written and fun to use. The kids love it, I love it, and I’ve seen the kids grow in understanding and application of the language. Thanks CAP!” —Jennifer, high school Latin teacher
“Latin for Children and Latin Alive! are challenging and thorough enough for the students, yet simple enough for a homeschool mom without a Latin background to implement. I’m seriously thinking about going back to school for a second degree (in classics) when my homeschooling days are over.” —Loretta, homeschool mom
“After using another program for my 3 oldest, we found Latin for Children. Being a mother of a large family (teaching 9 right now), I needed something that would walk me through it and become independent learning for the kids. After doing all three, we made the transition to Latin Alive, and I am rarely needed to help. The translation is great.” —Patty, homeschool mom
“We started reading The Aeneid yesterday (in English translation) as part of our Great Books studies. Just for fun, I printed out the first 12 lines in Latin, and we (sons and I) were pleasantly surprised to find that after two years of Latin for Children and one and a half years of Latin Alive (we’re in the middle of LA2), we could actually sight-read bits and pieces. Thank you, CAP.” —Loretta, homeschool mom
For placement recommendations and other questions, please see our FAQ page.
Latin Alive! Book 1 DVD/CD Errata (PDF) to correspond with the revised Version 3.0 text
Latin Alive! Book 1 Suggested Weekly Schedule (PDF)
See the Support tab on the Latin Alive! Book 1 program page for all available support and free resources associated with this product.
Karen Moore began her study of Latin in 7th grade and added Greek to her linguistic studies during her college years. She holds a BA in classics from the University of Texas. She earned her Texas teacher certification for Latin, history, and secondary education, and has also been awarded master teacher certification from the Association of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS). Karen has more than 20 years of experience teaching Latin along with Greek and ancient humanities. She is the author of multiple Latin textbooks, including the Latin for Children History Readers A–C and the Latin for Teachers course, and coauthor of the Latin Alive! series, all published by Classical Academic Press. Karen has worked at Grace Academy in Georgetown, Texas, since 2002, where she has served a variety of roles, including upper-school lead teacher, head of the Latin department, and director of curriculum and instruction. As a teacher, she has a unique ability to instill an enthusiasm for classical literature and languages in students of all ages and skill levels. Additionally, she has served numerous other schools through her consulting, teacher-training seminars, and speaking engagements at educational conferences.
Grade Level: Grades 7-8 and up
Course Length: Yearlong (to be used alongside Latin Alive! Book 1)
Content Credit: 1 full high school credit
- 7 Teaching DVDs (15 hours total) with chapter-by-chapter training (average 30 min each lesson)
- 1 Audio CD with the unit review Latin readings