Children love stories, so why not use stories to help them learn about the wider world?
Global Link’s virtual storyboxes are a collection of CD-roms from different traditions from around the globe. Each story has something to tell us about how to play our part in making the world a better place.
Each CD-Rom will help you re-tell these traditional stories; they contain plenty of ideas on how to make the stories come alive, including pictures, maps and other printable material, a story to re-tell, material to help you make puppets and props to re-tell the story and ideas for activities to develop the themes of the story. It also contains ideas for extension work you can do with the children to further develop their understanding of the wider world.
Each story is linked to one of the DFES’ 8 key concepts of the global dimension and also to Oxfam’s Curriculum for Global Citizenship
Suitable for School Subject(s): Knowledge and understanding of the world, Personal, social and emotional development (Early Years Concepts), Literacy, PSHE, Citizenship, Geography.
Target Age Group: Foundation stage, Reception, Year 1.
Price: £5.00 per CD-Rom or £30.00 for all seven
Postage: £0.75 per CD or £3.00 for all
To place your order please download and complete an order form. E-mail your completed order form to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to Global Link DEC, 24a New Street, Lancaster, LANCS, LA1 1EG.
Each CD-Rom contains a story from around the world. Why not collect all seven.
|Crow and Mouse – the little mouse helps free some trapped birds, and wins the admiration of the crow||Working together, even a little person can be a big help|
|Italy||King John’s Bell – the knight who neglects his faithful horse is brought to justice||Fairness, social justice|
|The First Basket – a tree helps a woman who is gathering food- but how does she repay the kindness?||Sharing, taking only what you need, being kind to animals|
|Where Stories Come From -a mother goes in search of stories to amuse her children||Children everywhere have the same needs (for stories)|
|China||Aniz the shepherd boy – Aniz uses his flute to teach the unkind farmer a lesson||Fairness, social justice
People can change
|Jewish Traditional||The Blue Coat – a little boy tears the coat his mother has made- will she throw it away?||Recycling, reusing, not wasting|
|West Africa||The Blind Man and the Hunter – the boastful hunter learns that his blind brother in law is wiser than he thinks.||Awareness of dis/ability
Sensory awareness, respect