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Tricksters Storytelling Tour


Often things are not what they seem. Gods and mere humans, kings and lowly servants, and tigers and tiny rabbits all play tricks. The purpose is sometimes good, sometimes not so good, but these tricks make good stories, and tell us a lot about what is right and wrong with this world.

Tuesday–Friday,  9:45 AM, 11:15 AM or 12:30 PM
Program lasts about 75 minutes
Maximum 60 students, Grades 3–6

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Common Core Standards:
Key Ideas and Details: 2.2. Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral; 3.2. Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text. Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: 4.7. Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text; 4.9. Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics and patterns of events in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.

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