Specialized Resources

Specialized Resources for You

Be sure to visit the Ideas page within this “Storytelling Resources for You” group of pages. It will alert you to the newest posts on Storytelling + Research = LoiS. That is where I add more ideas than I want to include in this jam-packed website!

HISTORICAL

Beacon Tree - Liberetta’s oral history

Roll on the Liberty Ball - The song sung at the planting of the Beacon Tree that ties together  Liberetta’s life story Lincoln and Liberty, Too - Roll on the Liberty Ball transformed for the Civil War

Michigan’s “Fighting Fifth” Civil War Infantry - Detroit newspaper articles as they appeared 150 years ago is now on my blog.

NATURE

This is a sample of resources focusing on insects, but LoiS can find more related to your Nature program.

Bee Smart - Facts about bees for children by children

Elmer Fudd’s Garden - Facts and fun about insects from University of Kentucky Entomology Extension Agents

Explore More About Bees - Online pathfinder about bees from 42eXplore

Insect Dominoes - Insect version of the popular game

Insect Safari - Orkin’s bug coloring pages, bug identification game, and teacher lesson plans

Pest Notes  - Univ. of California’s photographs & information on mammal, reptile, insect, bird, and plant “pests.”

Pest World -You might also click on Resources for Yellow Jacket information as they’re so often confused with Bees

PARTICIPATION

MacScouter - Boy Scout audience participation stories

Making Stories Participatory - Storyteller Doug Lipman’s ways to adapt your own stories

Stories to Do - A large collection of participation tales for Girl and Boy Scouts, including holiday stories

Storyteller.net Articles - (Search using Participation and then again using Participatory)

PUPPETS

Detroit Puppeteers Guild - The resources of my local guild and all around great group of people!

Folkmanis Puppets - Find puppets, videos, games, coloring sheets, and more from this puppet manufacturer

Puppet Hub - Social networking for puppeteers (includes my group, “Out Front with My Puppet” for puppeteers who don’t stay behind a stage)

Puppet Resource Center -Easy patterns, craft recipes for props, scripts, teacher ideas to use puppets, and more

Puppetools - Educators site, with patterns and ideas for using puppets to teach 

WONDERFUL, BUT HARD TO CATEGORIZE

100 Useful Web Tools for Writers - Whether creativity aids, organizational sites, networking, or the business of writing, this list of sites is for writers whether professional, amateur, or student

FREE Resources - (Federal Resources for Educational Excellence) Teaching and learning resources

KidsBookLink.org - Michigan chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Puzzlemaking & Other Printables - Truly FREE puzzles to make, coloring sheets, and other printables  


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