The Story-Telling Ed Series


The “Story-teller” series will provide students an opportunity to embrace their own culture while gaining an understanding of the importance of traditional stories from around the world.  This activity is part of Sisler High School’s IDM program.  To be launched in February 2016

Potential Traditional Story-Tellers:

  • The Māori-New Zealand
  • The Murri – Queensland, Australia
  •  The Métis – Manitoba, Canada
  • Cree – Manitoba, Canada
  •  The People of Uganda The People of Lesotho


  • to investigate and compare traditional oral stories from around the world through media, social media and media creation,
  • students are to explore their surroundings and connect traditional stories to modern context/landscapes ttrough multi-media,
  • compare and contrast international traditional oral stories

Digital Story Telling piece:

  • duration 2-8 minutes,
  • Commencement Date: March 2016

Teacher’s role:

  • find an elder in the community to present a traditional oral story,
  • prior learning will be to develop guiding questions for the elder to be posed after the story-telling component,
  • record and embed the story telling component for other sites to observe.
  • Guide students through the creation of film and other forms of media

Student’s Task:

  • follow the provided timeline,
  • reflect on the traditional story in class,
  • with a partner(s) brainstorm how to create a media project which connects modern culture to traditional stories,


  • March 3rd – 21st – Story, Q&A and Research: storytellers meet students. Stories presented and recorded.
  • March 10th – Storyoarding and Filming stage: students will brainstorm and make connections between the story and their current culture/surroundings.
  • April 1st – Editing: All media should be ready to embed into the traditional story,
  • May 1st – Finalize Portfolio: Combine a reflection video, digital images of work in action with final video on the web.
  • May 26th – Sharing: International sharing event . Students are to reflect on the importance of traditional stories. Compare and contrast stories from around the world.