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Common Threads : Festivals of Folklore and Literature for Schools and Libraries - Alan Heath

Common Threads

Festivals of Folklore and Literature for Schools and Libraries

Paperback Published: 1st December 1996
ISBN: 9780810841574
Number Of Pages: 389

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New in paperback! Turn the library into a center for active and fun-filled discovery! Heath shows how to use thematic festivals to incorporate the exploration of literature into cooperative learning activities. Each of the book's nine chapters describes a different festival, complete with arts, crafts, music and storytelling--activities that will increase students' awareness of other cultures (Shaker, Native American, and Caribbean, to name a few). Features literature-based projects, craft projects using recyclable materials, delectable recipes to enliven literary education, novel decorating ideas to enhance the ambience of classroom or library, attention-grabbing displays, and much more. Illustrated. Cloth edition [0-8108-3036-1] previously published in 1996. Paperback edition available May 2002.

...this book will assist in planning educational experiences.--School Library Media Quarterly

List of Illustrations
Horsefeathers and Hen's Teeth: A Festival of Storytelling and Folklorep. 1
Four Folklore Displaysp. 3
Create a Festival Ambiencep. 4
Guest Speakers and Artists and Performersp. 5
Old Wives' Tales: Projects in Folklorep. 7
Trips to Takep. 9
Tale-Swapping: Activities in Folklorep. 11
Art Projectsp. 13
Sing a Folk Songp. 16
A Celebration Dinnerp. 18
Folklore Taste Treatsp. 19
Drama in Folklore: A Caribbean Tale Who's at the Door, a play scriptp. 22
Sources of Inspirationp. 29
History in My Own Backyard: A Small-Town Heritage Festivalp. 49
Planning a Local Heritage Festivalp. 50
Create a Heritage Ambiencep. 51
A Heritage Display: Local Historic Architecturep. 52
Guest Speakers Bring History to Lifep. 53
Festival Student Art Projectsp. 56
Dramatizing Our Heritagep. 68
Stroll Down Memory Lane: Create Working Displaysp. 69
Creative Writingp. 73
Blood-thinning: Festival Talesp. 75
Explore the Musical Heritagep. 76
Festival Fixin's: Southern Foodp. 78
In Print: Heritage Festival Publicationsp. 82
Sources of Inspirationp. 83
Simple Gifts: A Shaker Festivalp. 102
A Festival Display: Three Ideasp. 103
Guest Speakersp. 105
Create a Festival Ambiencep. 106
Projectsp. 108
Shaker Art Projectsp. 110
Prepare Shaker Foodp. 117
Sing a Shaker Tunep. 120
Visit a Shaker Sitep. 122
Other Religious Groups: Comparative Studyp. 127
Sources of Inspirationp. 130
Reach for a Star: A Festival of the Zodiacp. 137
A Star-Studded Displayp. 139
Guest Speakersp. 139
Create a Festival Ambiencep. 140
Star Searches: Activities Relating to the Star Signsp. 142
Stellar Art Projectsp. 150
Putting the Stars to Workp. 157
Taste Treats: Zodiac Cookiesp. 159
Sources of Inspirationp. 162
Valentine's Day: A Festival of Friendshipp. 167
A Valentine's Displayp. 169
Valentine Games to Playp. 172
Create a Festive Ambiencep. 173
Valentine Art Projectsp. 176
Valentine and Friendship Cardsp. 179
The Literature of Romancep. 180
Love Poetry Projectsp. 181
The Food of Love: Valentine Cookiesp. 188
A Hearty Idea: Go to Pressp. 189
The Puberty Blues: A Comedyp. 189
Sources of Inspirationp. 213
Grin and Bear It: A Festival of Teddy Bearsp. 223
Display: A Jumping Bearp. 225
Art Projectsp. 227
Creative Reading with Teddy Bearsp. 233
Create a Festival Ambiencep. 234
Creative Writingp. 237
Guest Speakersp. 238
Foods to Makep. 239
Activities for Teddy Bear Dayp. 242
Festival Publicationsp. 244
Songs to Singp. 244
A Play to Perform: Goldilocks and the Three Bearsp. 246
Sources of Inspirationp. 255
A Festival of the Imagination: Puppets and Literaturep. 260
Displayp. 262
Create a Festive Ambiencep. 263
Speakers? No!p. 264
Making Puppetsp. 264
Making Puppet Standsp. 268
Build a Puppet Theatrep. 269
Puppet Activitiesp. 271
Integrate Puppets into the Curriculump. 275
Creative Writingp. 276
The Main Event: An Evening of Puppetsp. 277
Edible Treats: Puppet Cookiesp. 279
The Duchess Comes to Tea: A Play to Performp. 280
Sources of Inspirationp. 292
Out of the Frame and Into Your Art: A Festival of Artp. 300
The Display: A Painter's Palettep. 301
Create an Artistic Ambiencep. 304
Festival Art Activitiesp. 305
Guest Speakersp. 320
Art Tripsp. 320
What Is Art'? Creative Writing Projectsp. 321
Artistic Taste Treatsp. 322
Festival Publicationsp. 325
Sources of Inspirationp. 325
Rolling Along: A River Festivalp. 333
River Displaysp. 335
Create a Festive Ambiencep. 338
Guest Speakersp. 340
Some Mark Twain Activitiesp. 340
Build a Model Steamboatp. 341
Simpler Vesselsp. 348
Projects and Discussionsp. 349
National River Festivalsp. 350
River Readingp. 352
Festival Food Treatsp. 353
Sources of Inspirationp. 354
Indexp. 366
About the Authorp. 374
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ISBN: 9780810841574
ISBN-10: 0810841576
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 389
Published: 1st December 1996
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.42