Ancient Greece Free Lesson Plans - Aesop's Fables Illustration

Lesson Plans
Aesop's Fables

For Teachers

Aesop's Fables: First, discuss What is a Fable, and Who was Aesop? (The fables of Greece were very popular in ancient times as well as now. They were recited in ancient Greece, over two thousand years ago. Aesop wrote many of them down, so people thought they were his. In a way, they were. If Aesop had not collected them, and saved them, and shared them - many of these old fables would have been lost and forgotten. Instead, today, we can enjoy these old fables, just as kids did, in ancient Greece, over two thousand years ago!) During your unit study of Ancient Greece, close each day's lesson by reading aloud one of Aesop's Fables to your class. Briefly, have your class discuss the meaning. Many lessons may be taught and discussions directed, using this technique, and the kids love it.

Opening PowerPoint: Aesop, cartoon PowerPoint (Donn)

Aesop for Kids (reading)

Fables:

Really Awesome Selection of Aesop Fables, Interactive Book Online, from the Library of Congress - Each page is a fable. A wonderful job.

List of all Aesop's Fables with the fable (Library of Congress)

A list of fables, nicely done from UMass Ed

Aesop's Fables (text, some audio)