Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Following the Breadcrumbs XXIII: Stor e Telling March April 2006

Hansel and Gretel in the Forest
Paul Hermann Wagner, 1852
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. 
Alexander Technique
Our most important instrument is our voice, and many outside forces, including stress and those dreaded springtime allergies can impact it negatively. The technique can help you maintain your voice, and this site is good starting point if you wish to delve deeper into this method.

March is Woman’s Natural History Month. If you are developing a storytelling venue on women throughout history these sites will be a valuable resource.

American Women Through Time
A historic chronology with links to relevant websites for each period, along with research sources appropriate for the specified time period.

Women’s History Links
Information on notable woman who took part in the Gold Rush, Aviation, Science, Medicine and more. Note: The original site is no longer available but you may still access an amazing array of resources via the Wayback Machine link below.

Canku Ota (Many Paths)
A collection of native stories from many tribes. There are also discussion questions and information at the end of some of the tales, which makes this a wonderful site for educators as well.

Tales of the Daoine Sidhe - Folktales of Ireland
Pronounced deenie shee, and meaning the good people, this site lives up to its name with numerous stories about the lovely lads and lassies in legend and lore from Ireland. Pour yourself a good cup of Irish tea, sit back and revel in the magic of the Emerald Isle.
Note: The original site is no longer available but you may still access an amazing array of resources via the Wayback Machine link below.

These websites stretch the boundaries of traditional storytelling.

Center for Digital Storytelling
This California arts organization assists “young people and adults in using the tools of digital media to craft, record, and share the stories of individuals and communities, in ways that improve all our lives.”

Informative list of fringe festivals in the USA and beyond.

United States Association of Fringe Festivals

The World Fringe Alliance

Tech Head Stories
A plethora of digital storytelling websites highlighting corporate storytelling, personal, educational and historic journals, along with teaching tools for digital storytelling. There is also a good collection of traditional story resources as well.
Note: The original site is no longer available but you may still access an array of resources via the Wayback Machine link below. 


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.

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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