Bullying

BULLYING:  A CLASSIC(AL) DILEMMAzeus:ares

Ancient Greek storyteller Homer calls upon Zeus and Mount Olympus to solve a problem faced by students today: bullying.  In a participatory odyssey through time that weaves poetic verse with rap, togas with football jerseys, and mythical masks with Converse sneakers, these Greeks show your students why violence, gossip, peer pressure and by-standing do not stop bullying.  Suitable for Grades 3-5.

remember to be nice

LA TORTUGA SIN AMIGOS:  The Turtle Without Friends

A mean Turtle loses all his friends because he calls them names, makes them cry, hurts their feelings and threatens them. He learns the value of an apology, manners and friendship in this participatory tale from Costa Rica told in Spanish and English where the audience joins in the telling as iguanas, bats, pigs and cows.   Suitable for ages 3-10, Great for families!

Hegeota w: fluteTouch the Earth:  A Native American Tale

A man who tends Mother Earth is bullied by those who take her gifts for granted.  When the Spirit of the Corn takes away Earth’s most important gift, will the people learn to give thanks or continue to bully the one man who stands up?  Great for ages 8 years old and up  and adults of all ages.

Pushing Up The Sky

The birds, animals and Native people boast, brag and call each other names.  Can they learn to work together to solve a problem of a sky that is too low to the ground?  Join in the telling of this Native American legend by becoming these creatures, singing and speaking the Mohawk language.  Ages 3-10. Great for families!