Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Following the Breadcrumbs XV: Stor e Telling November December 2004

Hansel and Grethel
Charles Robinson, 1911
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 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. Please feel free to comment on the blog and let me know if you find this useful. 

Bura Folktales
Maraba! (Welcome!) Step into twenty-four folktales from Bura, Nigeria. Each folktale begins with lesson objectives and wisdom important to their culture.  * The site is no longer available but you can still access the stories via the Wayback Machine link.

First-School Preschool Activities and Crafts                                                                       Do you want to integrate storytelling into your curriculum for the wee ones? This site offers classic fairy tales, folk tales, tall tales and legends from around the world including lesson plans and activities to complement each story.

IceBreakers.usConducting a workshop, class or residency? Need some activities to get the creative juices flowing and put everyone at ease? Stop by this site and you will be breaking the ice in no time at all! * The site is no longer available but you can still access the stories via the Wayback Machine link.

Southwest Jewish Archives
"Dedicated to collecting and recording the dramatic history of pioneer Jews in the Desert Southwest who trace their family histories back to Spain and Portugal." Photographs, oral histories, manuscript collections and transcripts from the University of Arizona.

Story-Lovers.comDem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones! There is nothing dry about these bones! Jackie Baldwin has teamed up with storytellers from around the world to produce Bare Bones for Storytellers. Jackie has completed three volumes of folktales from Persia, Russia and stories of True Love. Each volume is index and crossed referenced, and complemented with lush, luxurious photographs. A treat for the storytelling soul and eyes!

What a find! Fingerplays, crafts, book suggestions, songs, information on authors and illustrators, everything to make your storytelling shine!

Women and the Sea
Ahoy mates! A valuable collection of resources outlining women’s experiences and contributions as sailors, lighthouse keepers, yachting, mermaid myths, etc., dating back to 1493. There is also an extensive bibliography.


 If you missed any previous Stor e Telling posts the links are below:


January February - Folktales, myths, legends and pourquoi stories from around the world and a few other sites to whet your appetite.

May June - American Life Histories from the WPA Project, Mayan and Philippine folktale's, public domain tales dating back to the 1880's, seasonal stories of forests, frogs, moons and maidens, solar folklore and more. 

July August - Trickster tales, Kenyan folktales, flower fables and participation stories to put some fun in your summer storytelling. 

September October – Included is a guide to collecting family folklore, folktales from Britain, Russia, Kashmir, fables from the Panchatantra, Jataka stories, and Native American legends ready to be explored.

November December - Resources for Jack Tales, puppets, ghost stories, educational resources and activities, Australian storytelling, traditions and folklore from the Orkney Islands. For extra fun the Book Hive link will lead you to stories by the amazing Jackie Torrence and other well-known tellers. Next stop, 2003!


January February - Folktales from Africa and Norway, Borneo myths and legends, ghost stories, storytelling games and resources, and a wee bit more.

March April - Grant resources, improvisational games to add to your storytelling residency, Native American Trickster Tales, information to keep your voice in tip top telling shape and more.

May June - The theme for the Storytelling Magazine issue was Grant Resources and all the links have been checked. I hope you will find something to help you discover that pot of gold!

July August - Some delightful sites to whet your storytelling appetite. You will find Andrew Lang's colored fairy tales books and more of his works, stories from the Arabian Nights, Hodja tales and more stories about trees than you could ever hope to climb! I hope you find something useful for your work.

September October - You will find a wonderful site that offers stories searchable by continent, country and theme. Also, Legends of Guam, Western Yugar folktales, teaching benchmarks by state, resources to care for your voice and more.

November December - Resources focused on Appalachian Literature, oral history resources, including the StoryCorp project, Legends of Maui (a bit timely since two hurricanes are heading to Hawaii tonight; stay safe everyone) and a few more treats.


anuary February - There are Philippines folktales, two oral history resources, stories for a variety of holidays and tales of pirates, boggarts and more.

March April - Tibetan, Irish, and Afro-American folktales, a grant planning tutorial, video's featuring some of our best known storytellers, songs for teaching and a wee bit more.

May June - This issue's theme from 2004 was Oral History so you find a plethora of resources: Veterans, Civil Rights, Appalachia, over 50,000 eyewitness testimonies from Holocaust survivors,  lesson plans, photographs, documents, videos, audio, maps, from the Library of Congress and more. This post is one to savor on a cold winter's day with a hot cup of cocoa!

July August - This round has folktales from India, Ukraine and Russia, children's songs and fingerplays, campfire stories, voice care, oral history, presentation skills rsources, two articles from the wonderful Chris King and more.

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 2014 ©
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