By Norma J. Livo
Listed here are greater than 60 stories that exemplify, aid, and advertise the powerful values and personality characteristics that we want to instill in our adolescence this day. additionally they aid the nature schooling that's being mandated in kingdom after kingdom during the nation. Grouped into 12 sections in response to particular values, reminiscent of love, perserverance, equity, and cooperation (with a separate bankruptcy on facing bullies), those stories were handed down during the a while in varied cultures and traditions from everywhere in the world—from Japan and India to Greece, Scotland, Africa, and the Americas. There are folktales, fables, Zen Buddhist stories, tales from the Judeo Christian Bible—even real ancient stories. on the finish of every part, educator and storyteller Norma Livo deals task principles and proposals for discussions pertinent to precise tales and values. additionally, there's an appendix of common task rules that may be utilized in personality schooling.
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Extra resources for Bringing Out Their Best: Values Education and Character Development through Traditional Tales
Every moment of his spare time was spent enjoying the tales told by the country’s storytellers, but a day came when there were none left that he hadn’t heard. His hunger for stories came to be known in the neighboring kingdoms, and wandering singers and storytellers came to the king to be rewarded for whatever new tales they could bring. But the more stories the king heard, the fewer were left that he had not. Finally, in desperation, he let it be known throughout the land that the storyteller who could make him cry, “Enough!
Rains came down in torrents, flooding the land and washing away every structure. The Stonecutter wreaked havoc with his new power. There was nothing that could withstand the powers of the storms . . except . . the mountain. The immense mountain stood in the middle of the floods—strong, powerful, and unmovable. Seeing this, the Stonecutter made one more request of the mountain Spirit. ” he demanded. Now he stood, secure that he was the ultimate power. Then he felt something deep within him—the ringing sound of a lowly stonecutter’s hammer and chisel.
I am the stronger of the two of us,” roared the wind. “Ah, no indeed. ” said the sun. “There is a traveler,” said the wind. “Let us put it to the test by seeing which of us can get the man’s coat off of him the soonest,” he challenged. “Fair contest,” agreed the sun. The wind went first and began sending ferocious blasts of air that threatened to blow the man off his feet. The wind blew and blew until there was no more air left to blow, but the man just bunched the coat up in front of him and hung on.