Hari ini adalah hari ketiga Kiran menjalani ujiannya. Hari ini Kiran menjalani ujian sejarah, picture study, dan Bahasa Korea untuk pelajaran bahasa asingnya. Selama Term 1 ini Kiran dibacakan buku 50 Famous Stories dan menarasikannya. Kiran memilih untuk menarasikan kembali salah satu tokoh sejarah yang bernama Willam Tell, seorang tokoh pemanah ulung dari abad ke-13. Berikut ini kisah yang dibacakan kepada Kiran dan video Kiran menarasikan kisah William Tell.

Kiran belajar sejarah seminggu sekali setiap hari Senin. Kiran dibacakan salah satu cerita dari buku 50 Famous Stories dan menarasikan kembali (secara lisan) cerita yang dibacakan setiap paragrafnya, rata-rata cerita di dalam buku tersebut hanya terdiri dari 4 paragraf. Kisah William Tell adalah salah cerita dari buku 50 Famous Stories yang Kiran narasikan pada minggu kesebelas.

Praktik narasi yang baru berjalan 12 minggu ini telah meningkatkan kemampuan fokus Kiran. Habit of attentionnya terlihat sudah lebih baik di akhir termin ini. Kiran sangat menikmati cerita dari tokoh-tokoh besar pada zaman dahulu, meskipun pernah bertanya, “Why is the story always has Rome?” Satu hal yang pasti bagi Kiran, belajar sejarah ala CM memang sangat menyenangkan.

Catatan Ujian

Di ujian ini, Kiran melewatkan detail awal yang menceritakan siapa itu Willam Tell ketika memulai narasi. Dia langsung menceritakan bagian tengah cerita ketika William Tell tidak mau memberikan hormat kepada topi Raja Gessler yang diletakkan di tengah kota. Kiran bisa menceritakan dengan cukup lengkap bagian tengah hingga akhir cerita dengan kata-katanya sendiri bahkan menambahkan sedikit dialog antara raja dan William Tell. Dari sisi bahasa Kiran harus berlatih menggunakan preposisi dengan tepat seperti yang preposisi yang digunakannya saat bercerita “in the mountain” seharusnya “on the mountain”. Ketidaktepatan penggunaan preposisi ini pun sering kali terjadi di dalam kesehariannya.

Video Narasi Kiran

Berikut ini adalah cerita tentang William Tell dari buku 50 Famous Stories yang dinarasikan Kiran:

THE STORY OF WILLIAM TELL.

The people of Switzerland were not always free and happy as they are today. Many years ago a proud tyrant, whose name was Gessler, ruled over them, and made their lot a bitter one indeed. One day this tyrant set up a tall pole in the public square, and put his own cap on the top of it; and then he gave orders that every man who came into the town should bow down before it. But there was one man, named William Tell, who would not do this. He stood up straight with folded arms, and laughed at the swinging cap. He would not bow down to Gessler himself. When Gessler heard of this, he was very angry. He was afraid that other men would disobey, and that soon the whole country would rebel against him. So he made up his mind to punish the bold man. William Tell’s home was among the mountains, and he was a famous hunter. No one in all the land could shoot with bow and arrow so well as he. Gessler knew this, and so he thought of a cruel plan to make the hunter’s own skill bring him to grief. He ordered that Tell’s little boy should be made to stand up in the public square with an apple on his head; and then he bade Tell shoot the apple with one of his arrows. Tell begged the tyrant not to have him make this test of his skill. What if the boy should move? What if the bow-man’s hand should tremble? What if the arrow should not carry true?

“Will you make me kill my boy?” he said.

“Say no more,” said Gessler. “You must hit the apple with your one arrow. If you fail, my soldiers shall kill the boy before your eyes.”

Then, without another word, Tell fitted the arrow to his bow. He took aim, and let it fly. The boy stood firm and still. He was not afraid, for he had all faith in his father’s skill. The arrow whistled through the air. It struck the apple fairly in the center, and carried it away. The people who saw it shouted with joy. As Tell was turning away from the place, an arrow which he had hidden under his coat dropped to the ground.

“Fellow!” cried Gessler, “what mean you with this second arrow?”

“Tyrant!” was Tell’s proud answer, “this arrow was for your heart if I had hurt my child.”

And there is an old story, that, not long after this, Tell did shoot the tyrant with one of his arrows; and thus he set his country free.