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    Teacher Guide ~ Unit 8

No poems.  Instead, students should memorize one of Aesop's fables and know its moral, plus a corresponding Bible text.



Overview A
Day A1        Day A2

Day A3        Day A4
  Project A Mini-Marathon
Map test  Key  

Overview B
Day B1        Day B2

Day B3        Day B4
Project B-Olympics

Overview C
Day C1        Day C2

Day C3        Day C4
Project C

Validation of Learning 

Student Weblinks

Time:  3 weeks           Theme:  Wisdom


  • Ancient Greece:
    • Daily life in Classic Greece
    • Geography & trading
    • Gifts from the Greeks
  • The Bible books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes
  • Adverbs, diagramming prepositional phrases used as adverbs


  • A simulation of Athens' early democracy
    • All male citizens may vote (females may not)
    • The role of women is homemaking and crafts, unless the males have gone to war  (Females will be restricted in Week A)
  • Project A:  Mini-Marathon
  • Week B:  Create a Grecian family scrapbook
  • Project B:  Olympics
  • Greek War Game (Teacher prepares cards)
  • Project C:  Symposium (Students give oral presentations in costume & eat Greek snacks.  You could invite the public!)
Bulletin Board Ideas:
  • "As dead flies give perfume a bad smell, so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor." Ecc. 10:1
  • "Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred."  Prov. 15:17
  • "Rich and poor have this in common:  The Lord is the Maker of them all."  Prov. 22:2
  • "He who heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray." Prov. 10:17
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  • Week A is a good time to teach the girls some type of needlework.
  • Project A Mini-Marathon: Objects and an overhead for the Boxing event, and participation prizes for each student (like a mini-Snicker bar)
  • Week B:  Scrapbooking supplies if you have them--fancy-cut scissors, templates of different ovals or rectangles. etc.
  • Project B Olympics:  Supplies for whatever Olympic events you choose to have.  Winners can be given bows.
  • Symposium snacks:  Greek type food like grapes, lemon wedges, crackers and cheese, cookies, etc. and a drink (plus pitchers, plates, cups, and napkins).    2 Greek Cookie Recipes for students to make!