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Socrates and Plato are both famous Greek thinkers, or philosophers. Plato was Socrates’ pupil. Most of what we know about Socrates comes from what Plato wrote about him. Socrates was put to death for his beliefs. Though Socrates wrote almost nothing down during his lifetime, Plato claims that before his death, Socrates wrote down Aesop’s fables. Aesop and Socrates are often compared for their ways of thinking and for how they died.

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Making Connections


Have you ever done something that affected someone else in a bad way? When and how did you realize it?


Can you think of another story that is similar to The Boys & the Frogs? How was it the same? How was it different?


Do you think it’s smart to teach people lessons about empathy and other subjects through storytelling? Why or why not?

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