This assignment will be presented as
a Power Point presentation. Before actually using Power Point, you will
have to gather information about Aesop's life and his works, then create your
own fable and artwork. You will be working within a group so cooperation
will play a large part in the success of your project.
PART A: Getting
- To begin you will form a group of
four or five students.
- Read some Aesop's Fables and select
one that your group would like to adapt to contemporary times. You can use
books in the class library, or the sites listed in the Resources sections to
choose your fable.
- You will also do some research on
Aesop's life using these books and sites. You will be gathering
information about Aesop's life so that you can write a brief biography. You
should include information on where and when he lived, his family,
education, profession and influences.
- Once your group as chosen a fable
decide who your characters will be. They can be yourselves or people
you know personally or about. They can also be named as their function
i.e.. Boss, nurse, etc. You must also decide where your fable is to
take place. Remember, it must be a place you are familiar with.
- Now that setting and characters have
been selected you will, each write your own adaptation of the fable.
- When your group next meets, you will
share your fables with the rest of the group. Try to select one or a combination of some or all of
your groups' work to come up with one fable. Each member of the group
must participate in all the aspects of this project which includes the
research, writing, editing and revision. At all times, make
sure that your fable and its moral are clearly related.
- Once your group has agreed, write
the fable. Edit and revise it.
- With your fable completed, your
group must decide how to divide it into the four or five slides you will be
using in your Power Point presentation, so, you must decide which part of
the fable (text) will occupy each slide.
- Next, you have to decide on the
drawings you want to use for each slide. These drawings must reflect
your fable, particularly the text on the slide this drawing will be part
of. Each group member will be responsible for one or two pictures.
- Scan all of your drawings saving
them into a convenient folder. Be sure to save them in a jpg
In addition to your fable slides you
must design a title slide which will include the project title, the name of
your fable listed as an adaptation, then your names as the authors.
Aesop's Fables '2001
An adaptation of
- One of your slides should be devoted
to a brief biography of Aesop compiled from the information you gathered in
- Once you have completed steps 1 to
12 you are ready to begin Part B.
PART B: Putting It
You are now ready to begin putting all of your work
together in a Power Point presentation. Following is a an example of the
order you will use for your slide show.
| Slide 1......... Title Page (see Part A.
Slide 2......... Biography of Aesop's life
Slide 4......... Your Fable
Use the link in the Resources Section if you need
help with Power Point.
The way your group organizes itself
will be an important aspect of your project. You will have to agree on the
fable you will adapt, then you must work cooperatively to complete the project
successfully. Once you have chosen your fable, it might be easier to adapt
it if you work backwards from the moral. That is, you should keep the
moral as your
focus as you write. All members of your group must take an active part in
the editing/revision stages of your work. As a group agree unanimously on
the final text.
Your artwork should be rich in color
and simple in content. Remember that the illustrations should complement
the text, not the other way around. So, try not to make your pictures too
busy. You can also, compliment your artwork by importing images from