Social Studies in the Storytelling Classroom
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“The American National Council for the Social Studies defines social studies as ‘the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence.’ Stenson and Norfolk give us a unique tool to meet the standards, a vibrant collection of unique and diverse stories, a roadmap to socio-cultural literacy” – Lyn Ford, Storyteller, teaching artist and YES! Alliance co-chairperson, Columbus, Ohio


“An award-winning master teacher and an award-winning teaching artist have teamed up to bring hungry teachers a feast of brilliant ideas for teaching social studies using storytelling. It is an honor to be a contributor to this thought-provoking and useful volume.”
– Elizabeth Ellis, Storyteller and author, Dallas, Texas


“Accessible, inspirational and practical plans that make storytelling a portal to faceted insights about culture, history, geography and identity.”
– Janice M. Del Negro, Ph.D., GSLIS Dominican University

"Inspiring, practical, anchored in real classrooms… and infused with the rich diversity of the oral storytelling tradition – this is a remarkable book.”
– Dr. Margaret H. Lippert, Storytelling Mentor, Lesley University and author

“A must for teaching social studies. I couldn’t put it down. The stories are so riveting! You’ll never teach about the Civil War, Native Americans or the Holocaust the same way again – once you’ve lived through these experiences with the historical, multicultural characters in this book.”
– Harry Ross, Ph.D., Associate Professor, National Louis University,
Co-author, 13 Steps to Teacher Empowerment

“It is no secret that telling a good story is an effective way to excite students and entice them into a new area of study. But how do we find just the right story? How do we make that curriculum connection? Help has arrived for teachers who want to use story to excite and inform their students about social studies units! Stenson and Norfolk give us 29 answers!”
– Margaret Read MacDonald, Author, storyteller and folklorist, Seattle, WA