Common Threads: Festivals of Folklore and Literature for Schools and Libraries

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Scarecrow Press, 1996 - Education - 373 pages
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New in paperback! Heath shows how to use thematic festivals to incorporate the exploration of literature into cooperative learning activities, increasing students' awareness of other cultures. Cloth edition [0-8108-3036-1] previously published in 1996. Paperback edition available May 2002.

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Contents

Create a Festival Ambience
4
Storyteller Arthur Luce Klein photo
6
Folklore Medal of Honor
15
Go Tell Aunt Rhody song
17
Elderflowers photo
19
A SmallTown
49
Create a Heritage Ambience
51
Wynnewood photo
53
Star frames
159
A Festival of Friendship
167
Two Valentine displays
170
How to Write a Love Letter
171
Create a Festive Ambience
173
Love lanterns
177
Alma Mater song
191
A Festival of Teddy Bears
223

Local Crafts photo
54
Historical Reenactor Doris Myers photo
55
A miniature log house photo
57
1315 Build a log cabin 5961
59
Students complete a log cabin photo
66
Victorian day out photo
70
J G Harrisstore photo
71
A I Heath Confederate soldier photo
72
Shape Books Tell Local Stories
74
A Shaker Festival
102
Shaker Tree of Life
104
Shaker fence
105
Create a Festival Ambience
106
Build a Shaker Village
111
Build a Shaker Box
114
Read a Book song
121
Comparative Religions Research chart
129
A Festival ofthe Zodiac
137
Create a Festival Ambience
140
A FourPointed Star
152
A fivepointed star
153
A sixpointed star
154
How to make 3D Hanging Stars
155
Swinging stars
157
Teddy bear bookmark
225
Jumping teddy bear
229
Popup teddy card
230
Create a Festival Ambience
234
The Bear Went Over the Mountain song
245
Puppets
260
Create a Festive Ambience
263
Creepy crawly puppet
265
Talking tubes
266
Sock puppet
267
Hand plus
268
Puppet Theatres
270
Art festival bookmark
301
Display a giant palette
302
Create an Artistic Ambience
304
An Animal ABC
312
Make a traditional bound book
314
Make shape books and flip books
317
Lets Go Fishing for a Good Book
336
Create a Festive Ambience
338
Build a Stern Wheeler 342343
342
Index
366
About the Author
375
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About the author (1996)

Alan Heath teaches in the integrated humanities program in the middle school of the American School in London. He is a book review editor of the International Schools Journal and serves on the Education Committee of the British Museum.

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