Teacher’s Guide

Part 1 — Teaching Tools

Teaching Storytelling

Tips for telling stories, storytelling games for the classroom, and more

Multicultural Lesson Plans

Pre and post festival lessons

About Tellers

Background on the tellers and their work

Books & Resources

Storytelling resources

Part 2 — Online Resources

Teaching Aids

Storytelling lesson plans, handouts, story collections and more.


Web sites of this year’s storytellers.


Stories and activities from the tellers’ traditions.

Storytelling Organizations

Books, recordings, events, workshops, and story collections.

Student Resources

Interactive sites with online stories, story activities, story prompts, and more

Part 3 — Activities for State Standards

Activities for State Standards

Activities aligned to English and language arts state standards indicators for grades 1–10.

Upcoming Events

8:00 pm Sharing Hoosier History Through ...
Sharing Hoosier History Through ...
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sharing Hoosier History Through Stories: Civil War Letters from David Beem to his Wife told by D. Paul Thomas @ Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Civil War Letters from David Beem In collaboration with the Indiana Historical Society Sponsored by Ogletree Deakins and Tom & Pat Grabill Tickets are $15/Advance, $20/Door Purchase tickets online or call 317-232-1882 Using the Indiana[...]
1:00 pm As I Recall Storytelling Guild: ...
As I Recall Storytelling Guild: ...
Feb 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
As I Recall Storytelling Guild: Hancock County Public Library @ Hancock County Public Library | Greenfield | Indiana | United States
Everybody has a story to tell! Come listen, learn, and share your family stories. It’s your chance to recall a moment from your life, try out a new story with an audience, or just listen[...]
5:30 pm Jabberwocky: Women’s Votes / Wom...
Jabberwocky: Women’s Votes / Wom...
Feb 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jabberwocky: Women's Votes / Women's Voices @ Indy Eleven Theatre | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
In collaboration with IndyFringe Come celebrate the Centennial of Women’s Right to vote and women finding their voices. Listen to the powerful stories of the founding of the League of Women’s Voters, the founding of[...]