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Australian Aboriginal Art And Storytelling
Students explore Aboriginal storytelling traditions through the spoken word and through visual culture. They listen to stories of the Dreamtime told by the Aboriginal people and investigate Aboriginal storytelling in contemporary dot paintings.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 42 Views 178 Downloads
Storytelling: Oral Traditions
Students experience oral traditions in storytelling from a variety of cultures. In this storytelling lesson, students watch short video about oral traditions and of two cultural stories. They look for commonalities and differences in the stories.
4th - 6th Language Arts 7 Views 38 Downloads
Storytelling: Tales of Everyday Life
Learners explore narrative traditions and storytelling from Alaska, Hawaii, and other cultures. In this storytelling lesson, students think about how everyday events can become stories. Learners view "The Voyage of Kealoha" video and complete interactive computer activities.
4th - 6th 21st Century Skills 9 Views 23 Downloads
Storytelling: Writers' Workshop
Students discuss the elements of storytelling. In this narrative writing lesson, students research stories from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Using the steps of the writing process as a guide, students create individual narrative writing pieces.
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Experiment with multimedia storytelling. After watching a segment of American Family, first, middle and high schoolers tell a story about their families, clarifying the setting, characters, and script. They work on setting their story in a multimedia format, using digital pictures and music to accompany their script.
6th - 12th 21st Century Skills 15 Views 141 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Storytelling and Culture
Students examine the cultural tradition of storytelling. In this storytelling lesson plan, students explore stories from 3 different cultures and evaluate the roles that storytelling plays in each of the cultures to pass on values and beliefs.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 23 Downloads
Australian Aboriginal Art and Storytelling
Students explore the Aboriginal storytelling tradition through the spoken word and through visual culture as they listen to stories of the "Dreamtime" told by the Aboriginal people and examine contemporary dot paintings.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 51 Downloads
Storytellers in the Mountains of North Carolina
Fourth graders analyze the contributions of Appalachian storytellers. In this North Carolina history lesson, 4th graders use provided Internet resources to research the lives of selected storytellers and compare their own lives to the lives of the storytellers as they write biographies for the storytellers.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
A Listening Doll: Create Traditional Native American Storyteller Dolls
For this wonderful cross-curricular lesson, your youngsters will learn about Pueblo Indian storyteller dolls by creating their own! They discuss the tradition of story telling, especially in reference to Native Americans. Consider ending the day by telling a story!
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 94 Downloads
The Importance of Storytelling
Students examine how African Americans escaping slavery used storytelling to communicate. They listen to and read the lyrics for the song, Follow the Drinking Gourd, view the Reading Rainbow video, and write and illustrate their own story.
K - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 85 Downloads
Poetry Through Digital Storytelling
Bring digital storytelling to your language arts class! To begin, learners select their own topic, such as a poem that reflects a life experience they had or a historical figure who interests them. Then they work to create a storyboard and eventually a digital presentation that tells the story of their selected topic through pictures.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 117 Downloads
From Remus to Rap: A History in Theory and Practice of the African-American Storytelling Tradition
Young scholars examine the specific form and function of tall tales and toasts. They discover the importance of performance in the telling of a story and the importance of rhythm in the telling of toasts. They create stories of their own, in the form of one of the styles of storytelling that they had heard in class.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Storytelling: Using the Arts to Enrich the Curriculum...
Students explore the art of storytelling and stories from various cultures. Students experience Japanese and Chinese culture as well as Greek mythology. Students create and present their own Greek mythology topic to the class.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 27 Downloads
Miwok Storytelling Legend Movie
Students research the art of storytelling. The stories were used by societies to tell about significant events in the lives of individuals. There are important aspects of storytelling composition and performance that make the delivery and the message behind a story effective.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads