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1 Creating Community Russia and Europe in the Media Center

2 What is community? Common character; quality in common; commonness, agreement, identity Social intercourse; fellowship, communion The body of those having common or equal rights or rank, as distinguished from the privileged classes; the body of commons; the commonalty A body of nations acknowledging unity of purpose or common interests A building or an organization providing social, recreational, and educational facilities for a neighborhood Source: Oxford English Dictionary

3 Story as “community builder” Storytelling as co-created experience Storytelling as communal experience Common themes, character types, and motifs Most important: common emotions Russian Storytelling troupe, Barynya Entertainment (http://www.barynya.com/e nglish.htm)http://www.barynya.com/e nglish.htm

4 Storytellers Sourcebooks

5 How the SS works? Subject Index Title Index Motif Index Ethnic and Geographic Index Bibliography

6 SUBJECT INDEX BEAR – Adopted by old woman – B *; and Kok Bird compete in calling – A ; cares for ignored boy – B *; child half-bear – B29.7.1*; claws chipmunk giving stripes – A *; tells man not to trust cowardly friend – J1488; and coyote in deceptive crop division – K *; SEE ALSO: PANDA A * HUNGER – Bear hungry after long winter – A2217.2; boy never feels hunger because he eats first – J701.4*; boy eats whale – X *; wolf prefers to dog’s plenty and servitude – L451.3; SEE ALSO: GLUTTONY; APPETITE

7 MOTIF INDEX A2217 Appearance of animals from marking or painting. A Chipmunk’s back scratched: hence his stripes. As he is trying to escape, bear catches him with his claws and marks him permanently. Native American (Iroquois): Leach HOW Native American (Nez Perce): Heady TALES Native American (Creek): Brown TEEPEE (1 st edition format) A * Bear boasts that he can do anything. Chipmunk challenges him to stop the sun from rising (H1049.3). Bear fails and chipmunk gloats until bear’s claws scrape his back = stripes (A2413.2). NATIVE AMERICAN, Iroquois: Bruchac The Boy who Lived with Bears ( supplement format)Bruchac A * Grandfather bear is hungry, chipmunk shares food, bear gives stripes. USSR, Eiven: MacDonald Look Back and See MacDonald

8 BIBLIOGRAPHY Bibliography Bruchac, Joseph. The Boy Who Lived with Bears and Other Iroquois Stories. Illus. by: Murv Jacob. New York: HarperCollins, 1995.

9 MOTIF INDEX A Chipmunk’s back scratched: hence his stripes. A * Bear boasts that he can do anything. Chipmunk challenges him to stop the sun from rising (H1049.3). Bear fails and chipmunk gloats until bear’s claws scrape his back = stripes (A2413.2). NATIVE AMERICAN, Iroquios: Bruchac The Boy who Lived with Bears Bruchac A * Grandfather bear is hungry, chipmunk shares food, bear gives stripes. USSR, Eiven: MacDonald Look Back and See MacDonald

10 BIBLIOGRAPHY MacDonald, Margaret Read. Look Back and See: twenty lively tales for gentle tellers. Illus. by Roxane Murphy. New York: H.W. Wilson, 1991.

11 TITLE INDEX Chipmunk and Bear. Bruchac – The Boy Who Lived with Bears (A *) Grandfather Bear is Hungry. MacDonald – Look Back and See (A2217.2)(A2217.2)

12 MOTIF INDEX A Chipmunk’s back scratched: hence his stripes. A * Bear boasts that he can do anything. Chipmunk challenges him to stop the sun from rising (H1049.3). Bear fails and chipmunk gloats until bear’s claws scrape his back = stripes (A2413.2). NATIVE AMERICAN, Iroquios: Bruchac The Boy who Lived with Bears Bruchac A * Grandfather bear is hungry, chipmunk shares food, bear gives stripes. USSR, Eiven: MacDonald Look Back and See MacDonald

13 ETHNIC AND GEOGRAPHIC INDEX (stand-alone index) AFRICA (geographic areas, then ethnic groups) ASIA EUROPE LATIN AMERICA MIDDLE EAST NATIVE AMERICAN NORTH AMERICA OCEANIA

14 ETHNIC AND GEOGRAPHIC INDEX: RUSSIA Single Tales in Collections and Picture Books: Aksakov, Sergei. The Scarlet Flower: a Russian folk tale. pb. Arnold, Katya. Baba Yaga and the Little Girl: a Russian folktale. pb. Ayres, Becky Hickox. Matreska. pb. Baltuck, Naomi. Apples from Heaven Climo, Shirley. Someone Saw a Spider Collections: Crouch, Marcus. Ivan: Stories of Old Russia. Mayhew, James. Koska’s Tales.

15 Interesting Internet Russia Interactive timeline of Russian History (PBS): CIA World Factbook Online: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/rs.html https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/rs.html “Country Studies” (Library of Congress): (for high schoolers)http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html Russian folk songs (sheet music and simple melodies): Russian Proverbs and Sayings: Say Hello to the World (IPL Kidspace): Online, full-text Russian folktales: Lesson Plan on Russian Folktales (grade 9-12):

16 MULTICULTURAL REFERENCE BOOKS Braus, Nancy. Everyone's kids' books : a guide to multicultural, socially conscious books for children. Brattleboro, VT: Everyone's Books, c2000. Darby, Mary Ann. Hearing all the voices : multicultural books for adolescents. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, East, Kathy. Across cultures : a guide to multicultural literature for children. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, Ellermeyer, Deborah. Multicultural American history through children's literature. Portsmouth, NH: Teacher Ideas Press, c2003. Freeman, Evelyn B. Global perspectives in children's literature. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, c2001. Gayle-Evans, Guda. An annotated bibliography of multi-cultural literature for children three to ten years. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen, Henderson, Darwin L. Exploring culturally diverse literature for children and adolescents: learning to listen in new ways. Boston: Pearson Allyn and Bacon, c2005. Quintero, Elizabeth P. Problem-posing with multicultural children's literature : developing critical early childhood curricula. NY: P. Lang, c2004. Steiner, Stanley F. Promoting a global community through multicultural children's literature. Englewood, CO : Libraries Unlimited, Venture into cultures : a resource book of multicultural materials and programs. Ed. by Olga R. Kuharets. 2 nd ed. Chicago : American Library Association, 2001.

17 MULTICULTURAL WEB RESOURCES WEBSITES – Celebrating Cultural Diversity Through Children’s Literature – Multicultural Resources for Children (Internet SLMC) YOUNG PEOPLE’S BOOKLISTS – One World, Many Children (Baltimore County Public Library) – Multicultural Children’s Books (Peabody Institute Library) – Looking In/Looking Out (Berkeley Public Library) – Multicultural Young Adult Literature

18 Multicultural Review “MultiCultural Review is a journal that reviews resources for educators and librarians. Dedicated to a better understanding of diversity, it offers articles and reviews of contemporary multicultural materials. It helps teachers and librarians find materials to assist in the library or classroom.” (quarterly for $29.99)

19 GIVE CHILDREN THE WORLD’S STORIES, AND THEY WILL TRULY KNOW THE WORLD… AND THEMSELVES. In Conclusion:


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