Sunday, November 10, 2013

Slow and Steady: Stor e Telling September October 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.

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.

Please feel free to comment on the blog and let me know if you find this useful.


The Cleveland Memory Project
“A series of interviews with 29 women of eastern European birth or heritage. Many of these conversations were with women who remembered World War II or the Great Depression.”

Center for Digital Storytelling - This pdf file is full of useful resources to assist you in the in bringing history to life.

Oral History Workshop on the Web – An array of resources summarizing the tools necessary to conduct a successful oral history interview. – Oral history resources I have collected over the years.

The third week in September is National Farm Animals Awareness Week.  With that in mind I corralled a number of folktales for you to harvest!

Cow’s Head – Ukrainian

The Dog and the Pig – India

The Goose Maid – England

The Magic Horse – Iran

September 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day. Get ready to walk the plank! - Last year I put together a number of story, curriculum and craft resources on my blog to celebrate the day.

September 28 begins the celebration of the Chinese Moon Festival. You won’t have to search the stars for folktales celebrating the beautiful moon!
A Coat for the Moon – Jewish

How the Great Chief Made the Moon and the Sun – Native American

How the Moon Became Beautiful – ChinaFound in The Gold Path Reader, 1912 available through Google books to download for free.

The Ladle That Fell From the Moon - China

The Moon and the Great Snake – Native American

Moonflower - Japan

Sun, Moon and Talia – Italy

Why the Sun and the Stars Receive Their Light from the Sun- Africa

October is Polish American History Month. Here are some stories to pomoże świętują! (help you celebrate)

Sixty Folktales from Slavonic Sources - A delightful mix of tales from Bohemia, Moravia, Serbia, Hungary and more.

Cossack Fairy Tales and Folktales by Robert Nisbet Bain, 1902 – Bain collected these folktales from Ruthenian, the language of the Cossacks, a language intermediate between Russian and Polish.
It wouldn’t be October without some tales to terrify!

Russian Folk-tales by William Ralston - Just in time for All Hallows' Eve. Download this book from 1880, full of myths, legends, and folktales of demons, witches, vampires and ghouls if you dare!    

Three Ghost Stories – A free pdf download of the book by Charles Dickens.

Miscellaneous Site

Interactivate: Stopwatch – I love this tool! Do you need to time your stories or a workshop presentation? This Internet stopwatch will allow you tick off the time with ease. It allows you to run a stopwatch on the computer screen and can count up from zero or down from a specified time. My thanks to Mary Grace Ketner for passing it along.
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

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