|For centuries, the tradition of storytelling flourished in every culture to entertain, teach life lessons, and explain the workings of the world through origin folklore. Here in the United States, the stories we love today were influenced by the convergence of African, European, and Native American cultures. In this engaging and informative program, students will listen to stories from these three cultures and understand how these stories are similar, despite originating in different parts of the world. Students will become active participants in this storytelling tradition by using body percussion, musical shakers, and movement and be introduced to instruments from around the world. At the end of the program, students will create a visual story “film strip” with a beginning, middle, and end.