Heroes and History
Tyler’s interactive art-creation and storytelling assemblies encourage students to identify their own personal frustrations and struggles as challenges that can be turned into positive change to self, school culture, and the greater community.
Historical research based on family stories.
18th and 19th century medicine, from the Revolution to the end of the Civil War.
A writer’s life and the writing process from idea to finished book, emphasizing research, revision and literacy techniques.
Environmental; community; conflict resolution; self-esteem; sea; Jewish; multicultural; diversity; seasons; Degas; Russia; Asia; curriculum-specific
One of America’s most beloved storytellers, Diane is known for transforming into the characters in her tales bringing each story to vibrant life. Her engaging performances include elements of theatre, movement and song while her warmth and invitation to participate brings today’s family audiences into the heart of the moment. Diane has been a featured storyteller on National Public Radio and at the International Storytelling Center. She is the winner of the ORACLE award for storytelling excellence in the Northeast as well as five Storytelling World awards and a Parent’s Choice Silver. Aside from her work as a storyteller, Diane is a published author avid gardener and bird enthusiast! She is also the author of “A Fire in My Heart,” the first collection of Kurdish folktales to be published in English.
Publisher’s Weekly called her, “an entire cast rolled into one!”
Making music with RiverJack Z
Creative Writing Using the Folktale as a Model
Joseph Bruchac – Author/Storyteller Visit, Native American (Abenaki) writer, storyteller and musician
Northeastern Native American cultures, histories and traditions through my writing and storytelling or workshop programs in which students write their own poems and stories and/or do their own storytelling. Also, themes of respect for one’s self and others, conflict resolution, and character development are built into all of my presentations.