ERIC Number: ED344210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Spinning Tales, Weaving Hope: Stories of Peace, Justice & the Environment.
Brody, Ed, Ed.; And Others
Created for teachers, parents, storytellers, and anyone who works or plays with young people, this collection of 29 stories for children (and adult children) grew from the belief that the chance for survival of humanity in these difficult times may be improved by having stories grow in the hearts of the world's children. The stories in the collection, which come from around the world and throughout time, focus on themes of peace, justice, and the environment, and are grouped into four main sections: (1) Living with Ourselves; (2) Living with Each Other: Working Together to Solve Problems; (3) Living with Each Other: The Problems of Working Together; and (4) Living with the Earth. Each story in the collection is introduced and told by a storyteller who loves the story and has told it to many different groups. Each story is also enriched by the storyteller's tips for the telling and suggested activities or exercises, for various age groups, designed to deepen and extend the stories' impact. The stories are preceded by brief articles dealing with the power of stories, how to tell stories, and using and creating follow-up activities. A bibliography of tellable stories, an age suitability index, and a thematic index are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cooperation, Elementary Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Justice, Literature Appreciation, Peace, Reading Aloud to Others, Story Telling
New Society Publishers, 4527 Springfield Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19143 ($22.95 paperback--ISBN-0-86571-229-8; $49.95 hardcover--ISBN-0-86571-228-X; add $2.00 for the first copy, $0.75 for each additional copy).
Publication Type: Books; Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Environmental Issues