Lesson 1 (from Book 1: The Creation | Book 1: The Ages of Mankind | Book 1: The Flood | Book 1: Deucalion and Pyrrha)
Book 1: The Creation | Book 1: The Ages of Mankind | Book 1: The Flood | Book 1: Deucalion and Pyrrha
THE FOUR AGES - In this book, the reader experiences the way that Ovid believes the creation of the world happened. Soon after the creation, the world went through four distinct ages. The objective of this lesson is for students to explore the four ages of time, and to discuss the impact that these times had on humanity.
1.) As a class, create a time line of events leading up to the final flood. How do the four ages progress into ultimate failure for humanity?
2.) As a class, compare / contrast the Gold Age with the Iron Age. What is the same about these ages? What is different? Is there anything unexpected / surprising in this comparison?
3.) Is the descent into total lack of control in the Iron Age inevitable? Divide the class...
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