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Dramatize a First Nation Story with Rhoda Merkel

Choose a First Nation story that fits with your classroom goals or with your general interest.  The Artists is available to coordinate, facilitate and produce a storytelling festival with one, two or 4 classes participating at once.
Story suggestions:
How Summer Came to the Yukon
How Raven Brought Light to the World
How Unity Was Restored to the Animals
How Raven Brought Salmon to the People
Salmon Boy
Turtle Island
The First Potlatch
Koklux
Robert Service
Skookum Jim
How Butterflies Came to Be

Grade Suitability:

3-12

Maximum Class Size:

Class size

Time Required:

4-6 hours

Material Required:

Props, costumes and script all supplied by artist.

Material Cost:

Depends if you wants an art activity to accompany the story.

Language of Instruction:

English

Communities:

All

Availability:

September - June

Special Notes:

This a super fun project with options for a variety of extensions.  Grey Mountain Primary School produced the Thai’ May Dhal Storytelling Festival for six years – this was a huge success, and fantastic for promoting literacy, First Nation culture and confidence.

Rhoda Merkel

Rhoda was born and raised in the Yukon, is a member of the Tahltan Nation and is a passionate First Nation culture promoter, educator and artist.  She has a studio in Atlin, B.C., where you can find her sewing, beading, painting, and moose tufting, writing, or preparing for school teaching sessions.  Rhoda has been working in Yukon schools for over 10 years and has been teaching for over 30 years.  She is available to do small or big projects, in all communities, has worked in every grade level and is Available for Sky is the Limit projects.

Contact: 250-651-7668 or 867-335-1761

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