Monday, July 15, 2013

Slow and Steady Wins the Race: Stor E Telling July August 2007

Hare and Tortoise
Arthur Rackham, 1923
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; all you just have to point and click.

I will be adding the columns from 2007 to 2012 to that page as well, but 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.

I will not be adding current columns until the following year, so if you want immediate access to the newest websites, consider becoming a member of the
National Storytelling Network.


In keeping with the Oral History theme of this issue I offer some additional sites for the journey.

Do History
From Harvard University, a virtual how to on piecing together fragments of the past using primary resources; step-by-step guidelines are also provided.
Dying Tongues
“The language and the culture, you can't have one without the other. It's like trying to have life without water or life without air. It just can't be done.” The people of the Manda, Hidatsa and Arikara tribes of North Dakota have joined together to save their heritage and language from extinction. Learn about their culture through interviews, photos and early recordings.

History Matters
Designed for high school and college teachers, and students it serves as a gateway to web resources offering materials, first-person primary documents, and guides to analyzing historical evidence. An extra bonus is a host of resources to assist you in completing your own oral history project. . For the main site go to:

Illinois Institute of Technology: Voices of the Holocaust (1939-1945)
Here you will find transcripts and interviews with survivors of the Jewish Holocaust as part of the Voices of the Holocaust resource.

Oral History Resources
My personal collection of websites gathered over the years.

Youth Source
A resource for heritage-related learning, providing materials and examples of heritage learning for teachers and students.

Some sites to help your summer storytelling sizzle!

Flying Pigs Campfire Songbook
This cyber songbook will have your campers and scouts swinging and swaying between stories.
September is around the corner. Here are some remarkable sites to help your students start the school year off on the right foot.

Race Bridges
“Racebridges seeks to build "bridges" with stories and activities between racial and ethnic groups that allow us to walk in another's shoes, so that the stranger will become a friend.” The artists associated with this organization are accomplishing amazing work while offering free lesson plans and resources here so we can be a part of the mission in our corner of the globe.  Take a moment to cross the bridge at and envision a brighter world!
Stop Bullying Now
This site is full of resources to help address the problem of bullying. There are specific areas for teachers, administration, communities, parents and other professionals. This particular page link has an astonishing array of resource sheets you can download for free. .  There are also games and webisodes for children to help them deal with the issue of bullying. Use this link to access the main page.

Other sites of interest…

The Haunters and the Haunted
From an extensive anthology of 57 ghost stories collected by Ernest Rhys published in 1921.

Myths and Ancient Stories
From China Peru and beyond, an array of tales featuring the fanciful fox!


January February 2007

March April 2007

May June 2007

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Karen Chace 2013 ©
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