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  • Throughout history,‭ ‬traditional cultures have recognized the role of storytelling in teaching values to children.‭ ‬Yet existing curricula indicates most educators have not fully capitalized on the connection between storytelling,‭ ‬folktales,‭ ‬and character education.‭ ‬The Moral of the Story provides a user-friendly,‭ ‬hands-on approach to using storytelling and folktales in character education.‭ ‬In addition to providing a rationale for this approach,‭ ‬the Norfolks include twelve stories that are fun,‭ ‬time-‭ ‬and audience-tested,‭ ‬and accessible to a wide range of listeners,‭ ‬from preschool to high school.‭ ‬Each tale is followed by suggested activities or informal lesson plans for extending and enhancing the character education experience.‭ ‬Extensive bibliographies lead the reader to additional sources of folktales suitable for such curricula.‭ ‬The Moral of the Story shows that,‭ ‬through the use of folktales and storytelling,‭ ‬character education can be fun,‭ ‬enjoyable, non-didactic and remarkably effective.

The Moral of the Story: Folktales for Character Development
by Sherry Norfolk and Bobby Norfolk
ISBN-10: 1939160758
ISBN-13: 978-1939160751
Pages : 176 pp.
Publisher: August House
Published : September 6, 2013, 2nd Edition edition