Friday, August 24, 2018

Stor e Telling Winter 2017: Peace and Justice

“Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.”  - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Allegory of Justice and Peace
Corrado Giaquinto 
This is the final Stor e Telling installment for 2017. This column was for the winter issue and its theme was Peace and Justice. I offer resources below to complement the theme along with fingerplays, songs and stories to complement the winter months.

American Friends Service Committee - “Founded in 1917, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action.” 

American Friends Service Committee: Peace Works - Inspirational stories connected to the above organization; search by decade, topic or location.

YES Magazine – Many of you may have read some of their powerful articles on social media. There are sections on Teaching Peace and Justice, This Planet, Economy, People Power, and Happiness; stories that will make your heart smile.

United Network of Young Peace Builders: 25 Stories for Peace The book … is the culmination of a year of celebrating youth in peacebuilding…we want to honor the work of young peacebuilders around the globe, by giving them a space to tell their story.”

Two bibliographies featuring books about peace building and conflict transformation.

Conflict Transformation and Peace Building: A Selected Bibliography
“…a short list of book for young children on peace, justice, kindness, courage optimism and other virtues.” There are additional resources as well.
Stories of peace, justice, and being judged.

How Violence is Ended – Buddhist Legend

United Network of Young Peace Builders: 25 Stories for Peace
– In celebration of their 25th anniversary this publication of personal stories was compiled in “honor of the work of young peacebuilders around the globe”, by giving them a space to tell their story

When the Hyena and the Billy Goat Signed a Peace Treaty - Chad

When the Twins Went to War – Russia

The Bell of JusticeVariants of the same folktale from different countries.

The Blossom Tree - Tibet

The Cruel Creditor and the Judge’s Wise Daughter - Morocco

The Fire on the Hill - Kenya

The Legend of the Peace Pipes – Native American/Arikara

The Lion’s Wedding – India

The Nodding Tiger - China

The Peace Queen – Native American/Iroquois

Poetic Justice - Persia

The Shepherd Judge

A few tales to light your way through the dark winter nights.

The Little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds - Bulgaria

The Winter Rose - Germany

The Winter Spirit and His Visitor – Native American Folktale

Winter Melon Boy - Hmong

Celebrating Snow with the Small Ones – From my own blog, a post filled with fingerplays, songs, and more to delight the children in your winter lapsit program.


Below are links to a yearly compilation of my Stor e Telling column from 2007-2017. At the time they were posted all of the links were active. If you find a dead link please let me know and I will do my best to find the updated source

Store e Telling January February March 2017:  Impacting Speaker and Listener
This issue focused on the varied ways stories impact the speaker and the listener. Also, stories for the Chinese New Year: Year of the Rooster. Also some tales to celebrate National Pig Day on March 1, devoted to celebrating their place as one of man’s most intellectual and domesticated animals. April 15 is Husband Appreciation Day so of course there are stories to share for that day as well.

Stor e Telling Spring 2017: Storytelling World
Unwrap some fun and fabulous resources to love and add to your repertoire. The theme was Storytelling World so you will find hundreds of public domain tales from many cultures. There are also legends to savor on Tea for Two Tuesday on March 21, Noodlehead tales to tickle your funny for International Moment of Laughter Day on April 14, and folktales for Bat Appreciation Day on April 17.

1001 Nights to 2001 Story Resources IV: Stor e Telling 2016

From 1001 Nights to 2001 Story Resources III: Stor e Telling 2015

From 1001 Nights to 2001 Story Resources II: Stor e Telling 2014|

From 1001 Nights to 2001 Story Resources: Stor e Telling 2013

Stor e Telling Columns: 2007 to 2012 with Synopses

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Karen Chace 2018 ©
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