Did you know that the new testament was written in Greek? In order to raise awareness of other cultures, we are having a children’s Greek day on Saturday date at xxxx location.
The day will begin at 9am with a Greek breakfast.
Fresh plum frappe (the kids get to put the stuff in the blender and push the button)
From 10-12 am, we will have a Greek Olympics, where the children will participate in athletic sports events of ancient Greece. This could be organized around a "Surprise Rally" where for example, the kids:
1) Do a 100m dash (timed with a stopwatch), then look up a clue in the odyssey to find which spot to go to next, then do a measured long jump, then look up a clue in the iliad to find which spot to go to next, then do a 400m dash, then another clue, then a throwing event, etc.
At 12 pm, the children will have a Greek lunch.
greek style fish and grilled potato wedges
the children will participate in a democratic forum, where they will learn the principles of democracy, hearing 2 adults (we would need volunteers from the community here) debate for 5 minutes each on the following questions, followed by the children’s anonymous vote to establish what they would like to be their laws:
A. Should cigarette smoking be allowed in the home?
B. Should children have a curfew?
C. Should children have to have extra study time if they don’t have good grades?
D. Should children have a time out when they don’t get along?
E. Should spanking be allowed?
F. Should cursing be allowed?
G. Should healthcare be free?
At 2:30 pm, the children will participate in a Greek theatre where they will present their own plays (like a TV show):
A. Johnny gets caught stealing a bicycle.
B. Jessica’s friends tell stories about her, and no one likes her, but in the end she turns out to be nothing like the rumors.
C. Stuart brings home a straight F report card, and works really hard to get good grades, and comes home with A’s and B’s the next time.
At 3:30 pm, more games and snacks, catholics leave for mass (4-5)
At 5:15 pm, a presentation of the apostle Paul, who he was, and his travels to Greece. A skit showing Paul’s persecution of Christians, his conversion, trips, and martyrdom. Introduction to the new testament.
At 6:15 pm, a philosophy discussion in the agora, where the following question is discussed using the Socratic method:
How do we know right from wrong?
"There has been a controversy started of late, much better worth examination, concerning the general foundation of Morals; whether they be derived from Reason, or from Sentiment; whether we attain the knowledge of them by a chain of argument and induction, or by an immediate feeling and finer internal sense; whether, like all sound judgement of truth and falsehood, they should be the same to every rational intelligent being; or whether, like the perception of beauty and deformity, they be founded entirely on the particular fabric and constitution of the human species." (David Hume, Enquiries Concerning Human Understanding, 1737, p 170)