Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Book Discussion: Black Ships Before Troy, by Rosemary Sutcliff

After completing Black Ships Before Troy, by Rosemary Sutcliff, a great introduction of the Iliad for young people, our group came together to discuss opinions and check understanding of the story, although much of that took place already during the reading of it at home. This just added to the fun.

Some students felt the need to re-enact famous scenes, as evident in the above picture.

Others had to revisit the book for answers.  But overall, everyone had a vivid comprehension of the story, and the best part was allowing them to do a few related inquiries.  

Most kids went for the Legos and built either the palace of Troy or a Greek ship.

One student worked at the loom, like the Trojan ladies.  Ok, it wasn't a loom.  When completed, it looked like a purple shield.

And finally, a few others attempted a Trojan horse with graham crackers and icing.  That was not an easy task.

The next book to follow is The Wanderings of Odysseus, also by Sutcliff.

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