Thursday, January 29, 2015

Following the Breadcrumbs: Stor e Telling May June 2006

Hansel and Gretel
by Theodor Housemann, 1807-1875
I am traveling back in time and updating all of my Stor e Telling columns for Storytelling Magazine since 2002. I have checked all of the links, updated those that have new URL's and deleted others that have found their way to the Internet graveyard. Through the summer and beyond I will continue to update the columns and post them on my blog until all of the breadcrumbs lead to the end of 2006. At the end of the blog you will find links to the columns from 2002 - 2004 and 2007 - 2013.

I continue to write for Storytelling Magazine but will not be adding current columns until the following year. If you want immediate access to the newest websites, consider becoming a member of the National Storytelling Network and support the arts! 
Please feel free to comment on the blog and let me know if you find this useful.

Collaborative Summer Library Program
A consortium of states working together to provide high-quality summer reading program materials for children…." Includes the history of the organization, audio public service announcements, participating states, past and present themes, frequently asked questions, and more. Copyright 2005 clearpixel

Educational Uses for Digital Storytelling
Terrific resources to jump start your own digital storytelling project; offering resources, articles and examples. Be sure to stop by this link and have a listen to stories from “across the pond.” But don’t stop there, the site is overflowing with amazing information. Note: The original link is no longer available but you may still access the resources via the Wayback Machine link:

Mailing Know How
Postcards can be an effective marketing tool if done properly. Learn how to stamp out those mistakes with these useful articles.

The National Parks Service
Brush up on your park history, cultural resources and programs for your summer venues. The website also offers a helpful search engine. 

Pittsburgh History

Take an armchair journey before you hop the train, take a plane, or drive to the NSN conference in July. offers two pages of web links highlighting the history of our hosts for 2006.

Public Domain Music
Thousands of musical works in the US public domain are listed alphabetically. There are also additional resources and information on fair use and copyright law.

Summer Times – Local Mountain Lore
Spice up your summer storytelling with interesting facts, beliefs and stories from the memorable mountain people of Appalachia. Note: This site is no longer active but you may still access the stories via this Wayback Link.

Tam Lin
The ancient story of Tam Lin is explored through a collection of various versions, related tales, ballads, articles and bibliography.

Trip Advisor
Before you and your stories hit the wide open road this summer check out your accommodations before you arrive. The site offers ratings and opinions of hotels, motels and attractions around the world from unbiased customers.


2002 – 2004

Stor e Telling Columns - All 16 blog bogs, with a brief synopsis for reach one in an easy to access post at the link below.


January February Fables from Aesop and Robert Lewis Stevenson, spooky stories in time for Halloween, resources sponsored by the California Council for the Humanities, myths and legends from the British Isles and more.

March April -  Sites on Buddhist Studies, Cambodian folktales, lesson plans, public domain music from a variety of cultures, myths, legends and more.

May June - There are resources for song lyrics, lessons plans connected to our historical parks in the USA, Hodja, Birbel and Jakata stories, over 544 dragon tales and more. 

July August - Ballad and folk songs resources from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and America. Also, resources on Hans Christian Anderson, sea songs and shanties, and a list of contact information for state and regional art councils and agencies.

September October - Links to Victorian Ghost Stories, folklore and legends from around the world, children’s activities to complement your storytelling programs, and Hodja tales. For the classroom, Beyond the Fire offers real-life stories of 15 teenagers, now living in the U.S., who have survived war in seven war zones, along with lesson plans and timelines.

November December - Christmas stories and other Yuletide offerings, stories to celebrate Kwanzaa, Hasidic tales and more.


January February

Interesting links for Black History Month, tales from Celtic lore, stories of magical mermaids, sites to sweeten your Valentine's Day, contact information for libraries in the USA, and Europe (summer reading programs are just around the corner!) and more.

March April -. Resources on the Alexander Technique, Women's History Month, Irish folktales, Native American stories, and more.  I hope you find something useful for your work. Please feel free to share the link.

2007 - 2012

Stor e Telling Columns 2007-2012

All 31 blog posts, along with a brief synopsis for each one, in an easy to access post at the link below


From 1001 Night to 2001 Story Resources
 – This link will lead to you one blog post with all of my columns from 2013.

 Karen Chace 2015 ©

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