This a free History Lesson to get a sneak-peek into the Schola Rosa curriculum. Kindergarten through 3rd Grade students enjoy Aesop’s Fables in Cycle 1 of the Schola Rosa: Co-op & Home Curriculum. See how Schola Rosa is incorporating literature into History and Virtue! In this unit, Aesop’s Fables are used to study an author from the Ancient period and to learn more about the virtue of gratitude.
Step 1 ~ Choose an “Extra” History Reading for the Week from the List Below:
- D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths
- Old World to America, Review p. 28-29 “Early Inhabitants”
- All Ye Lands, Chapter 4, “Aesop” (High School Text).
- A Little History of the World, Chapter 7 “Heroes and their Weapons”
- Spiritual History 101: How Did We Get to the Edge? (High school students and Parents)
- Other Fables of Aesop
Step 2 ~ Complete a History Lesson to begin the Week from Below:
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Step 3 ~ Read more fables on gratitude during the week and instruct students to draw their own pictures and to narrate or write the stories in their own words.
- The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
- The Plane Tree
- The Cock and the Jewel
- The Hares and the Frogs
- The Heron
- The Fox and the Crab
- The Goose and the Golden Egg (Do not be greedy!)
- The Mouse and the Weasel (Do not be greedy!)
How to Apply History to Everyday Life
GRATITUDE: Are you thankful for the gifts you receive every day? Do you remember that life is a gift? Do you remember that shelter, food, and water are gifts from God? Do you thank Him every day for the little things? Do you seek reasons to offer praise and thanksgiving, or do you see to complain and be unsatisfied? Are you content with much and little? (Read Sirach in the Bible)