Folktales reflect the intrinsic values, traditions, and cultures from which they come, so they are the perfect vehicle for students to explore and share pride in their cultural identities. In this virtual or in-person residency, students will research their cultural heritage, then identify a folktale from that culture by analyzing and evaluating information from a variety of online sources. Sherry, co-author of Supporting Diversity and Inclusion with Story (Libraries Unlimited, 2020) will lead students in interactive exercises, working collaboratively in breakout rooms to develop the storytelling skills of body language, movement, and character voices for students to share their stories in a virtual class Heritage Celebration.

Grades: 4-12
Format: Residency
Teaching Artist/Partner: Sherry Norfolk

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