Tom Lee: Storytelling and the Homeric Tradition

  • School Year: 2016-2017
  • Applicants: James Shivers, Lead Teacher Carol Blejwas
  • School: Hall High School
  • Subjects: Visual Arts, Language Arts

This in-residence grant will bring Tom Lee, a professional storyteller and educator, to 100 Hall grade 9 students for hands-on storytelling workshops and performances. This project supports The Odyssey, which was first told orally, and is the key foundational text studied in ninth grade. Tom will explore the power of oral storytelling and will provide a live Homeric experience that will connect ancient literature to the students' daily lives. Students will write reflectively about their experience with the art of storytelling.

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