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Dramatize a First Nation Story with Rhoda Merkel

Rhoda Merkel • Theatre

Choose a First Nation story that fits with your classroom goals or with your general interest. The Artists is available to coordinate, facilitate and produce a storytelling festival with one, two or 4 classes participating at once. Story suggestions: How Summer Came to the Yukon How Raven Brought Light to the World How Unity Was Restored to the Animals How Raven Brought Salmon to the People Salmon Boy Turtle Island The First Potlatch Koklux Robert Service Skookum Jim How Butterflies Came to Be

Grade Suitability3-12
Maximum Class SizeClass size
Time Required4-6 hours
Material RequiredProps, costumes and script all supplied by artist.
Material CostDepends if you wants an art activity to accompany the story.
Language of InstructionEnglish
AvailabilitySeptember - June
Special NotesThis a super fun project with options for a variety of extensions. Grey Mountain Primary School produced the Thai’ May Dhal Storytelling Festival for six years – this was a huge success, and fantastic for promoting literacy, First Nation culture and confidence.

Rhoda Merkel

Rhoda was born and raised in the Yukon, is a member of the Tahltan Nation and is a passionate First Nation culture promoter, educator and artist. She has a studio in Atlin, B.C., where you can find her sewing, beading, painting, and moose tufting, writing, or preparing for school teaching sessions. Rhoda has been working in Yukon schools for over 10 years and has been teaching for over 30 years. She is available to do small or big projects, in all communities, has worked in every grade level and is Available for Sky is the Limit projects.

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  • 250-651-7668 or 867-335-1761
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