Storytelling: Passing It On Through Oral Tradition

TVs, home computers, VCRs, and now DVDs serve as family entertainment. What happened to sitting around the fire on a chilly evening or sitting on the porch under the stars listening to the elders tell stories? A critical link to our past is seriously at risk and may disappear if we fail to educate the younger generation with one of the oldest art forms: storytelling. In this program, Sylvia Payne stresses the importance of passing on the oral tradition, especially to the younger generation of adults and children. She shares examples of this oral tradition through her own storytelling.

*For teachers, this program can be adapted to emphasize the importance of applying the art of storytelling to the classroom

Microphone required for large room