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"Morgen was nothing short of amazing. From the very beginning, students were engaged with her
storytelling and direction. She is a true professional."

A. Cram, Glacier High School

 

Connecting with Stories Around the World

I will perform two different stories from two different cultures, linked together by a similar theme. We will discuss similarities in messages and differences in delivery, character, style, etc. Then, we will explore how we see ourselves in the different stories.

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Connecting with Folk Tales and Fables

I will perform a pairing of a personal narrative and folk tale that center on a central theme. Then, I will lead them through a workshop writing experience to create their own pairing, using a personal experience that has a theme in common with a well known fairy tale. This workshop will include a lesson plan that a teacher can use if they wish to continue this is a writing assignment with their students.

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In case you aren't convinced yet:

"The students were so impressed! I had one student who is a fairly stoic football player say that he had
teared up during Mo's last story. I had many comments of "that was cool", "I really enjoyed that" and
other positive feedback. I have even heard about the presentation from students not in the class, because my students have discussed it with their peers!"

- T. Smail. Troy High School