I used the history of colonial America for this passage, and because I live in a town that has preserved it's heritage, could actually draw from real buildings. In the 18th century, the Bible was used to teach children to read, as well as to train them to grow in wisdom and faith. There were schools, but most children would be instructed at home.
A pdf file of this passage is found on my website: http://www.earnestillustrations.com/. (I find the quality in the pdf s to be superior to the jpegs that I can fit on this page.) All of the previous comic translations of James are there as well.