Poetry – Laocoon’s Warning

This year we will be studying Ancient History. Some of our Poetry will be related to the History, so for the next three weeks we will focus on learning a portion of the Latin poem “The Aeneid”, translated by Robert Fagles.  We will memorize the segment where Laocoon warns the Trojans about accepting the Trojan Horse as a gift from the Greeks.

I put together a video of the poem in order to help my kids memorize it.

I also made a few sheets/visual aids to go with the poem. Feel free to download them if you can use them with your kids.

Written poem with illustrations

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Illustrations only

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Picture cards.  These are great to help your child recall the order of the poem without having to read it.

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We had a lot of fun this week learning about the Trojan Horse. We watched some videos about it and then made a craft. The kids loved putting this horse together.

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They even pulled out their Lego figures and played pretending to be Ulysses and Laocoon.

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You can find the templates for this horse at DLTK-KIDS.

Click below to download the poem

—>Laocoon’s Warning <—

Hope this is helpful for you and your family.

Have a wonderful and blessed day!

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