Learn more about the enchanting and ancient stories known as Aesop’s Fables, with this free online course.
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Aesop's Fables work their magic by enchanting us with animals that behave like people and events that could never happen. At the same time, they pass on some essential truths about life, love, war, and friendship that still hold meaning for us today. In essence, Aesops fables are fables with morals. These simple truths are summarised in the "moral" of each story. For any adult, it is useful to be reminded of the ancient wisdom found in Aesop’s Fables. The lessons to be learned are as applicable in the workplace as they are in our personal lives. The course is also perfect for parents with young children and teachers of primary school students who would like to get their children and students to read a selection of Aesop’s fables and to discuss the moral of each story. This practice encourages children to think more deeply about the stories they are reading and will help them deal with the complicated world in which they live.Start Course Now
Module 1: Aesop's Fables - Friendship and Gratitude; Disguises and Deceit; Boasting and Disputes; Greed and Self-interest
Introduction to Aesop's Fables
Fables about Friendship and Gratitude
Fables about Disguises and Deceit
Fables about Boasting and Dispute
Fables about Greed and Self-interest
Module 2: Aesop's Fables - Bearing Ill-will; Wealth and Worth; Foolishness and Wisdom; Self-delusion and False Claims
Fables about Bearing Ill-will
Fables about Wealth and Worth
Fables about Foolishness and Wisdom
Fables about Self-delusion and False Claims
Module 3: Aesop's Fables - Learning from the Mistakes of Others; Cunning and Tricks; Choosing the Company We Keep; Luck, Fate and Surprises
Fables about Learning from the Mistakes of Others
Fables about Cunning and Tricks
Fables about Choosing the Company We Keep
Fables about Luck, Fate and Surprises
Module 4: Aesop's Fables Assessment
On completion of this course you will have read 60 Aesop’s fables and you will be able to identify and, demonstrate an understanding of, the moral or lesson that applies to a selection of those fables.
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