Sunday, November 30, 2014

Following the Breadcrumbs XX: Stor e Telling September October 2005

Hans and Gretel
Richard Scholz, 1905
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. 

American Folklore ~ Halloween StoriesRegional ghost stories from around the United States; just in time to make your frightful night “ghoul”icious!

Beyond the Fire: Teen Experiences of War
Real-life stories of 15 teenagers, now living in the U.S., who have survived war in seven  war zones: Somalia, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Iraq. Includes lesson plans and conflict timelines, and links to related sites.
Copyright 2005 by Librarians' Index to the Internet, LII.
The Center for the Book
From the Library of Congress, a listing of book fairs, storytelling festivals, and literary events around the country.

First School
Searching for the perfect activity to complement your program? Use the searchable database to make your program shine!

Folklore and Legend
Get ready to cruise the continents! From Africa to Sweden, surf creation stories, myths, Tall Tales and, along with information on Gods, Goddesses, mythical creatures, fables and proverbs.
*This site is no longer active but the stories can still be accessed via the Wayback Machine.

Hodja Stories
Delight in the stories from Once the Hodja and Nasreddin Hodja as you peruse the cyber pages offered by scholar Jeremy Schiff.
Are you working with the wee ones? Here are some creative, downloadable coloring pages to complement the stories of Grimm and Andersen. There are also interactive pages for Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Tall Tales; enough activities to keep you coloring outside the lines until the New Year!

Explore the myths of ancient Greece and Rome, and the legends of the Celts. The site also offers resources and reference materials, and a dictionary that explains Greek, Roman, and Celtic terms and words.

Quilts and Quiltmaking in America 1978-1996
This site "showcases materials from two American Folklife Center collections, the Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection (1978) and the All-American Quilt Contest." Includes nearly 200 segments from recorded interviews with quiltmakers and over 400 images.
Copyright 2005 by Librarians' Index to the Internet, LII.

Victorian Ghost Stories
Twenty-two ghost stories from such spectral luminaries as Bram Stoker, Arthur Conan Doyle and Charles Dickens.


Stor e Telling Columns 2002 – 2004
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 - At the link you will find 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.

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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