Sunday, November 17, 2013

Slow and Steady Wins the Race: Stor e Telling November December 2010

Tortoise and Hare
from Childhood Favorites
and Fairy Tales
I have penned the Stor E Telling column since January of 2002 and the articles from 2002-2006 are the publications page of my website found here . I will be adding the columns from 2007 to 2012 to that page as well. However, I am in the process of checking what link URL's have changed or are now defunct. It is a time consuming process so I am taking the “slow and steady” approach via Aesop and will post the individual columns on my blog for now.

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November/December 2010      

Prevent Your Work From Being Stolen – Understand US Copyright Laws.

What to Do When Someone Steals Your Work

Diwali, celebrated this year on November 5, is also known as the Festival of Lights. I offer you some story sites from Eastern India to help you celebrate.

Indian Fairy Tales - Twenty-nine tales from Joseph Jacobs.

Hitopadesha Tales - A compilation of short stories following the pattern of prose and verse.

Jataka Tales - These fables, written in 300 B.C. were intended to impart values of self-sacrifice, morality, honesty and other values.

Panchatantra Tales - A legendary collection of short stories from India composed in the 2nd century B.C. “The purpose behind the composition was to implant moral values and governing skills in the young sons of the king.”

Stop the Violence Day is November 22, 2010. Here are some sites to use in the classroom and beyond. – From our friend in Canada, a useful website with related resources.

Education World - Many sites and resources to use in the classroom and community to help eradicate bullying.

Seeds of Peace -"A non-profit, non-political organization dedicated to preparing teenagers from areas of conflict with the leadership skills required to promote coexistence and peace. Their outreach program also includes a Conflict Resolution CD Rom which is used in both Israeli and Palestinian schools. They also publish The Olive Branch, an online magazine to further their work in the world.” – Jackie Baldwin offers a collection of stories, books, and more to assist you in presenting an anti-bullying program.

Education World – The site offers a vast number of links on how to deal with bullying. Lesson plans, activities and more.

Unlocking the Classroom: The Storytelling Project’s Anti-racism Curriculum
“…developed at Barnard and in NYC schools and includes over 30 lessons for high school students that include arts-based storytelling activities to discuss racism.”

St. Lucia Day in Sweden is celebrated on December 13. It is also known as The Festival of Lights, representing the triumph of light over the winter darkness. Here are some tales to enjoy as you gather around the fire.

Swedish Fairy Tales and Legends – Fifty six stories to enjoy.

The Swedish Fairy Book – Twenty eight fairy tales. – You can always count on Jackie Baldwin and her website to have story sources on any subject and Swedish stories are no exception.

Christmas Traditions Worldwide – From a vast collection of Christmas traditions, its history with additional information on Christmas carols. – A collection of Christmas sites I have gathered through the years.

Origami Resource Center – Step-by-step instructions on how to make a lovely Christmas tree to add to your storytelling or classroom programs.

Since we can never have enough animal stories in our repertoire a free, downloadable book filled with stories from China, Africa, India and more.

Animal Folk Tales – by Anne A. Stanley, published in 1916, now available via Google books.

And if you missed any of the previous “Slow and Steady…” blog posts here are the links to the series so far.




April May 2010
July August 2010
September October 2010


Karen Chace 2013 ©

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