Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 Educators

Period of Performance

6/1/1978 - 6/30/1981

Funding Totals

$112,025.00 (approved)
$111,307.54 (awarded)

Storytelling: Classics of the Oral Tradition

FAIN: ES-*0620-78

CEMREL, Inc. (St. Louis, MO 63139)
Emily Thach (Project Director: November 1977 to October 1990)

CEMREL, a regional educational laboratory, will develop a program to retell myths and hero tales from the oral traditions of Sumer, Greece, Scandinavia, Britain, and Africa to elementary school pupils in 2 school districts in St. Louis. Project will produce a humanities program and associated teacher training which will supplement existing elementary school language programs. Storyteller-teacher will tell a story aloud and help children transcribe their own versions of it and present them to other children. Teachers Guide Implementation Guide, training videotape, and evaluation report will be produced.