Friday, February 16, 2007

Grandpa Sydney's Anancy Stories: For Educators, Librarians & Community Leaders

Grandpa Sydney's Anancy Stories,
a valuable resource for Black History Month and Caribbean American Heritage Month, may also be used to teach children about mythology and folklore. The informative Study Guide at the back of the book conforms to Bloom's Taxonomy and contains questions that range from comprehension (What is the name of the little boy in the story?) to synthesis and evaluation (Kevin is a bully. Have you ever been bullied by anyone? How did it feel? Write a few sentences about the experience).
In addition, the author reading/lecture combines realia with a PowerPoint presentation about the following topics:

Who is Anancy?
What is Anancy? (Discussion about Positive and "Shadow" Tricksters)
Where did Anancy come from (Discussion about the Middle Passage)
How does Anancy overcome his foes? (Discussion of conflict resolution and problem solving skills)
Who is Anancy like? Discussion about the adaptation of Anancy stories in the Americas)
Anancy Activities (Additional exercises based on Grandpa Sydney's Anancy Stories)
Where can I find more information about Anancy? (Additional resources about Anancy)
Where can I find more Anancy stories? (Additional books/stories about Anancy)
The complete lesson plan, which comes with in Word document and PowerPoint presentation, is available only with the author reading/lecture.
To arrange for a reading/lecture of Grandpa Sydney's Anancy Stories, please contact: Geoffrey Philp: Reading from Grandpa Sydney's Anancy Stories.

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