Briefly describe the story and what it taught you.

Module 3 Short Paper – Composing an Ethical Story

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As we discussed in Module 2, throughout history societies have passed along their key ethical teachings through stories, parables, fables, fairy tales, and now even movies.

This assignment has two parts.

(A) Decide on a story/parable/fable which influenced your ethical/moral growth as a child. Briefly describe the story and what it taught you. How does your thinking today fit with what you learned as a child through that story? This component should be about 250 words.


(B) Decide on an ethical principle you would like your children to take to heart as you did with your childhood ethical story. Write a short story/fable/parable/fairy tale (about 300-400 words) that teaches this ethical lesson in a dramatic way. Want examples? Consider Bible stories or parables.


Google Aesop’s Fables. Look up Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Look at any Chicken Soup for the … book. Note: This must be a made-up story, no real life stories! Use your creativity. You’ll have fun and come up with a great story

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