1. The Folk Tale

  • Time: 7-9 minutes
  • Objectives:
    • To tell a folk tale that is entertaining and enjoyable for a specific age group.
    • To use vivid imagery and voice to enhance the tale.

AP1 – The Two Frog


AP1 – Twilight Crane


AP1 – Susan Baughman – An Irish Fairytale



2. Let’s Get Personal

  • Time: 6-8 minutes
  • Objectives:
    • To learn the elements of a good story.
    • To create and tell an original story based on a personal experience.

Kris presents Project 2 “Maui Wowie”


AP2 – Get Personal



3. The Moral of the Story

  • Time: 4-6 minutes
  • Objectives:
    • To understand that a story can be entertaining yet display moral values.
    • To create a new story that offers a lesson or moral.
    • To tell the story, using the skills developed in the previous two projects.

 AP3 – I Really Love Mother


4. The Touching Story

  • Time: 6-8 minutes
  • Objectives:
    • To understand the techniques available to arouse emotion.
    • To become skilled in arousing emotions while telling a story.

 AP4 – The Mother and Daughter

AP4 – The Jealous Brother


5. Bringing History to Life

  • Time: 7-9 minutes
  • Objectives:
    • To understand the purpose of stories about historical events or people.
    • To use the storytelling skills developed in the preceding projects to tell a story about a historical event or person.

AP5 – The Rise & Fall of a 12 Year Old Surfer

AP5 – Trojan Horse


Storytelling: Theory and practice

Professor Brian Sturm presents storytelling as a way of organizing information, conveying emotions, and building community.