Stories Make the World

Stories Make the World The storyteller Laura Simms once asked a fourth-grade class, “What would the world be like if there were no stories?

Author: Stephen Most

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781785335754

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

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Since the beginning of human history, stories have helped people make sense of their lives and their world. Today, an understanding of storytelling is invaluable as we seek to orient ourselves within a flood of raw information and an unprecedented variety of supposedly true accounts. In Stories Make the World, award-winning screenwriter Stephen Most offers a captivating, refreshingly heartfelt exploration of how documentary filmmakers and other storytellers come to understand their subjects and cast light on the world through their art. Drawing on the author's decades of experience behind the scenes of television and film documentaries, this is an indispensable account of the principles and paradoxes that attend the quest to represent reality truthfully.

Stories That Make the World

For Charlo as well as other Inland Peoples , it is in the oral literature that the mythic world of Coyote is made immediate and accessible , that the ...

Author: Rodney Frey

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806131314

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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By using verse form and visual clues indicating pauses, intonations, and gestures, anthropologist Rodney Frey permits readers to hear the oral literature of narrators from the Coeur d’Alene, Crow, Klikitat, Kootenai, Nez Perce, Sanpoil, and Wasco people today in Washington, northern Idaho, and Montana. He places each of the twenty-three narratives in its larger cultural, literary, and expressive context, making this anthology an important resource both for American Indian people and for non-Native scholars and general readers. A glossary and a lesson-plan appendix facilitate the book’s use in both secondary and college-level courses.

The World Is Made of Stories

We unconsciously act out the heroic story in our dealings with the world by conquering ... Did stories make us human in order to reproduce themselves?

Author: David Loy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861716159

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 116

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Drawing on the idea of "generative emptiness," which Buddhists believe makes up all forms, the author posits that the stories humans tell become the very building blocks of our experience and of the universe itself. Original.

World Making Stories

... stories in this volume end with K'ódojapem attempting “for a last time to try to carry out his promise to men when he made them, that this world should ...

Author: M. Eleanor Nevins

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803285286

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

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Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Contributors -- Introduction -- Part One. Community Renewal -- 1. This Is Where We Belong: Maidu Histories on a Shared California Landscape -- 2. Placing Communities, Languages, and Stories on the Contemporary Landscape -- 3. Wéjenim Bíspadà: A Brief History of Maidu Language Keepers and Other Thoughts on Language Revitalization -- Part Two. Creation Narratives of Hánc'ibyjim / Tom Young -- 4. Púktim / Creation -- 5. Hompajtotokymc'om / The Adversaries -- 6. Hybýkʼym Masý Wónom / Love and Death -- 7. K'ódojapem Bom / Worldmaker's Trail -- Part Three. Pronunciation and Lessons -- 8. How to Pronounce Maidu -- 9. Reading the Maidu Language: Nine Beginning Lessons -- Appendix: Place Names and Character Names in the Stories -- Bibliography -- Index

World Making Stories

... to Bill Shipley's attempt to make his linguistic publications relevant to the community. ... passed beyond our world in the late summer of 2013.

Author: M. Eleanor Nevins

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496202109

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 318

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Published through the Recovering Languages and Literacies of the Americas initiative, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation World-Making Stories is a collection of Maidu creation stories that will help readers appreciate California’s rich cultural tapestry. At the beginning of the twentieth century, renowned storyteller Hanc’ibyjim (Tom Young) performed Maidu and Atsugewi stories for anthropologist Ronald B. Dixon, who published these stories in 1912. The resulting Maidu Texts presented the stories in numbered block texts that, while serving as a source of linguistic decoding, also reflect the state of anthropological linguistics of the era by not conveying a sense of rhetorical or poetic composition. Sixty years later, noted linguist William Shipley engaged the texts as oral literature and composed a free verse literary translation, which he paired with the artwork of Daniel Stolpe and published in a limited-edition four-volume set that circulated primarily to libraries and private collectors. Here M. Eleanor Nevins and the Weje-ebis (Keep Speaking) Jamani Maidu Language Revitalization Project team illuminate these important tales in a new way by restoring Maidu elements omitted by William Shipley and by bending the translation to more closely correspond in poetic form to the Maidu original. The beautifully told stories by Hanc’ibyjim are accompanied by Stolpe’s intricate illustrations and by personal and pedagogical essays from scholars and Maidu leaders working to revitalize the language. The resulting World-Making Stories is a necessity for language revitalization programs and an excellent model of indigenous community-university collaboration.

How to Make the World Add Up

THE SUNDAY TIMES BUSINESS BESTSELLER 'Harford is our most likeable champion of reason and rigour... clear, clever and always highly readable' Times' Books of the Year 'If you aren't in love with stats before reading this book, you will be ...

Author: Tim Harford


ISBN: 1408712245


Page: 304

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'If you aren't in love with stats before reading this book, you will be by the time you're done. Powerful, persuasive, and in these truth-defying times, indispensable'Caroline Criado Perez, author of Invisible Women'Fabulously readable, lucid, witty and authoritative . . . Every politician and journalist should be made to read this book, but everyone else will get so much pleasure and draw so much strength from the joyful way it dispels the clouds of deceit and delusion' Stephen FryWhen was the last time you read a grand statement, accompanied by a large number, and wondered whether it could really be true? Statistics are vital in helping us tell stories - we see them in the papers, on social media, and we hear them used in everyday conversation - and yet we doubt them more than ever.But numbers - in the right hands - have the power to change the world for the better. Contrary to popular belief, good statistics are not a trick, although they are a kind of magic. Good statistics are not smoke and mirrors; in fact, they help us see more clearly. Good statistics are like a telescope for an astronomer, a microscope for a bacteriologist, or an X-ray for a radiologist. If we are willing to let them, good statistics help us see things about the world around us and about ourselves - both large and small - that we would not be able to see in any other way.In How to Make the World Add Up, Tim Harford draws on his experience as both an economist and presenter of the BBC's radio show 'More or Less'. He takes us deep into the world of disinformation and obfuscation, bad research and misplaced motivation to find those priceless jewels of data and analysis that make communicating with numbers worthwhile. Harford's characters range from the art forger who conned the Nazis to the stripper who fell in love with the most powerful congressman in Washington, to famous data detectives such as John Maynard Keynes, Daniel Kahneman and Florence Nightingale. He reveals how we can evaluate the claims that surround us with confidence, curiosity and a healthy level of scepticism.Using ten simple rules for understanding numbers - plus one golden rule - this extraordinarily insightful book shows how if we keep our wits about us, thinking carefully about the way numbers are sourced and presented, we can look around us and see with crystal clarity how the world adds up.

Making a World of Difference

What unites the people in this book is their passion and compassion. And what the book reveals is their secret: that in doing good for others, you transform your own life and gain what one person calls 'the contentment of giving'.

Author: Miles Roston

Publisher: Exisle Publishing

ISBN: 9781921497667

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

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Every once in a while a book is published that reminds us what is best about being human. This is such a book. It tells the true and inspiring stories of ordinary people who became extraordinary, who changed their lives in order to make the world a better place. These amazing people live with the joy of knowing they make a difference. Their joy will inspire you. In this inspiration book, writer and film-maker Miles Roston tells the stories of people from around the world who, despite unlikely backgrounds, have used their skills and energy to change the lives of those less fortunate than themselves. They demonstrate that one person can make a difference, and by doing so live a life of sheer joy. Who would have thought that a Catholic priest from New York would end up caring for the dying in a Buddhist hospice in Thailand? Or that a marketing executive with a glamorous job at L'Oreal in Paris would open a beauty salon and restaurant in Cambodia staffed by former street kids? And there are more extraordinary journeys: the couple in Amsterdam who built an animal farm for children in a slum; the rebel leader from Darfur who fights for his people from afar; the blonde Australian who champions the rights of sex workers world-wide; the investment banker from Hong Kong who has helped thousands of children orphaned when the blood supply was contaminated by Aids; and the Methodist minister in America who discovered her preacher husband was gay, then devoted her life to helping young people threatened by violence, drug addiction and unsafe sex. What unites the people in this book is their passion and compassion. And what the book reveals is their secret: that in doing good for others, you transform your own life and gain what one person calls 'the contentment of giving'. Often eye-opening, always challenging, this is a book that can change lives – even your life.

The Storytelling Animal

Stories make us buy; they make us cry; they help us pass the time, even when we're asleep. In this enthralling book, Jonathan Gottschall traces the enduring power of stories back to the evolved habits of mind.

Author: Jonathan Gottschall

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547391403

Category: Science

Page: 248

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Explores the latest beliefs about why people tell stories and what stories reveal about human nature, offering insights into such related topics as universal themes and what it means to have a storytelling brain.

True Stories of World War 1 Complete

Published by VM eBook TRUE STORIES OF THE GREAT WAR ... the epic of the days when millions of men gave their lives to "make the world safe for Democracy.

Author: Various

Publisher: VM eBooks


Category: History


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World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, or the Great War, was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilised in one of the largest wars in history. Over 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians died as a result of the war (including the victims of a number of genocides), a casualty rate exacerbated by the belligerents' technological and industrial sophistication, and the tactical stalemate caused by trench warfare, a grueling form of warfare in which the defender held the advantage. It was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, and paved the way for major political changes, including revolutions in many of the nations involved. The war drew in all the world's economic great powers, assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies (based on the Triple Entente of the United Kingdom/British Empire, France and the Russian Empire) versus the Central Powers of Germany and Austria-Hungary. Although Italy was a member of the Triple Alliance alongside Germany and Austria-Hungary, it did not join the Central Powers, as Austria-Hungary had taken the offensive, against the terms of the alliance. These alliances were reorganised and expanded as more nations entered the war: Italy, Japan and the United States joined the Allies, while the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria joined the Central Powers. The trigger for the war was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, by Yugoslav nationalist Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914. This set off a diplomatic crisis when Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to the Kingdom of Serbia, and entangled international alliances formed over the previous decades were invoked. Within weeks, the major powers were at war and the conflict soon spread around the world. On 28 July, the Austro-Hungarians declared war on Serbia and subsequently invaded. As Russia mobilised in support of Serbia, Germany invaded neutral Belgium and Luxembourg before moving towards France, leading the United Kingdom to declare war on Germany. After the German march on Paris was halted, what became known as the Western Front settled into a battle of attrition, with a trench line that would change little until 1917. Meanwhile, on the Eastern Front, the Russian army was successful against the Austro-Hungarians, but was stopped in its invasion of East Prussia by the Germans. In November 1914, the Ottoman Empire joined the Central Powers, opening fronts in the Caucasus, Mesopotamia and the Sinai. Italy joined the Allies in 1915 and Bulgaria joined the Central Powers in the same year, while Romania joined the Allies in 1916, followed by United States in 1917. The Russian government collapsed in March 1917, and a subsequent revolution in November brought the Russians to terms with the Central Powers via the Treaty of Brest Litovsk, which constituted a massive German victory. After a stunning German offensive along the Western Front in the spring of 1918, the Allies rallied and drove back the Germans in a series of successful offensives. On 4 November 1918, the Austro-Hungarian empire agreed to an armistice, and Germany, which had its own trouble with revolutionaries, agreed to an armistice on 11 November 1918, ending the war in victory for the Allies. By the end of the war, the German Empire, Russian Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Ottoman Empire had ceased to exist. National borders were redrawn, with several independent nations restored or created, and Germany's colonies were parceled out among the winners. During the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, the Big Four (Britain, France, the United States and Italy) imposed their terms in a series of treaties. The League of Nations was formed with the aim of preventing any repetition of such a conflict. This, however, failed with economic depression, renewed European nationalism, weakened member states, and the German feeling of humiliation contributing to the rise of Nazism. These conditions eventually contributed to World War II.

The World of Indian Stories

If time and interest allows , challenge students to make up their own . Note how traditional riddles are like metaphors , often comparing two quite ...

Author: Cathy Spagnoli

Publisher: Tulika Books

ISBN: 8186895930

Category: Storytelling

Page: 117

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Includes an overview of Indian telling; the basics of storytelling; stories from all the states and tips on how to tell; over 50 activities covering visual art, writing, craft and discussion; interesting and replicable black and white illustrations based on folk styles; unique story map; ways to find other stories to tell; discussion on storytelling in schools; and further resources, story sources and reading.

Communication for the Classroom Teacher

"There wouldn't be a world, because stories make the world." ^^\ ACTIVITY ♢
ACTIVITY ♢ ACTIVITY ♢ ACTIVITY ♢ ACTIVITY Think about the events of today
. What incident(s) stands out in your mind? What makes it memorable? ♢ Each of

Author: Pamela J. Cooper

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0137765436

Category: Communication in education

Page: 360

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A World Full of Spooky Stories

The tales are expertly retold by Angela McAllister for spooky fun for the whole family and illustrated by Romanian born Madalina Andronic whose beautifully spooky images bring these stories to life before your very eyes.

Author: Angela McAllister

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

ISBN: 9780711241497

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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Get ready for Halloween with this child-friendly collection of spooky stories from all over the world. Feel your pulse race and your skin tingle as you turn the pages of this spine chilling anthology of spooky stories from around the world. Read all about the fearsome witch Baba Yaga, the serpent woman from Spain, the rescue of Tam Lin from the bewitching Queen of the Fairies, how Father Death gets caught in the Enchanted Apple Tree, and the waterdwelling Bunyip from Australia. Make sure you have your candle ready as it’s sure to be a long night… This gorgeous gift book is the perfect anthology for Halloween, or any time you want to be spooked! Features stories from Germany, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Africa, Brazil, Japan, Australia, India, UK, Canada, France, China, Ireland, Syria, Korea, Sweden, Egypt, Iceland, New Zealand, Arabia, Spain, Tibet, Iran, Greece. The tales are expertly retold by Angela McAllister for spooky fun for the whole family and illustrated by Romanian born Madalina Andronic whose beautifully spooky images bring these stories to life before your very eyes. Are you ready for story time with a spooky twist?

Chicken Soup for the Soul

A collection of 101 of the most uplifting stories you've ever read about people reaching out, stepping up and transforming their lives and the world around them.



ISBN: OCLC:1035678269

Category: Spiritual life

Page: 399

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Telling Stories to Change the World

Global Voices on the Power of Narrative to Build Community and Make Social ... Each community engaged in “myth-making” by deploying stories that reflect the ...

Author: Rickie Solinger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135901271

Category: Education

Page: 280

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Telling Stories to Change the World is a powerful collection of essays about community-based and interest-based projects where storytelling is used as a strategy for speaking out for justice. Contributors from locations across the globe—including Uganda, Darfur, China, Afghanistan, South Africa, New Orleans, and Chicago—describe grassroots projects in which communities use narrative as a way of exploring what a more just society might look like and what civic engagement means. These compelling accounts of resistance, hope, and vision showcase the power of the storytelling form to generate critique and collective action. Together, these projects demonstrate the contemporary power of stories to stimulate engagement, active citizenship, the pride of identity, and the humility of human connectedness.

Arifureta From Commonplace to World s Strongest Short Stories

Nothing would make me happier. I tried making these short stories a lot sillier compared to the main series, which is meant to be serious.

Author: Ryo Shirakome

Publisher: J-Novel Club

ISBN: 9781718311206

Category: Young Adult Fiction


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A compilation of all the extra short stories written for the early volumes of Arifureta, along with one brand new short story written specifically for this volume! After clearing the Sunken Ruins of Melusine, Hajime and the others encounter a massive creature, and are transported to a strange new world. Separated in transit, our heroes start searching for each other, and a way out. But though they don’t know it, a miraculous encounter is waiting for them at the end of this journey!

Making a World of Difference One Quilt at a Time

These wonderfully inspiring stories show that every quilter who has ever wondered, “But what can I do?” can do something to reach out and help others.

Author: Ruth McHaney Danner

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608683444

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 280

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Quilts exemplify precious things: comfort through the warmth they provide; community, since they are often created by groups; and love, given the time and effort they require. With this in mind, legions of kindhearted quilters all over the world choose to donate their labors of love to people in need. Ruth McHaney Danner has gathered fifty-four heartwarming stories of quilters who make their compassion tangible one stitch, square, and quilt at a time. Each story introduces a quilter or group of quilters, ranging from a blind woman in Texas to preschoolers in Australia. Their gifts have the power to make recipients feel cherished and supported, even though they may never meet face-to-face. These wonderfully inspiring stories show that every quilter who has ever wondered, “But what can I do?” can do something to reach out and help others.

The Montessori school in the world

Jerome Bruner, in his book ” Making stories”, 2002, writes what it follows: “Narration is a deeply popular art, which is based on common beliefs on people ...

Author: Alida Giacomini

Publisher: Sovera Edizioni

ISBN: 9788866520764

Category: Travel

Page: 140

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Great Short Stories of the World

engagement if I could only get one . I wish the dogs hadn't broken Whopper , and
I'd ask her when we any of us were going to get anything . " " We always ask her
that , and she always lies . We'd better ask her when the alimony's coming .

Author: Ambrose Bierce

Publisher: Avenel

ISBN: PSU:000025329414

Category: Manners and customs

Page: 407

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Features works by Arthur Conan Doyle, O. Henry, Anton Chekhov, Leo Tolstoy, Edgar Allan Poe, Fyodor Dostoevesky, Guy de Maupassant, and Nathaniel Hawthorne, among other writers

Road to Fantasy World

This book is not just a compilation of short stories contributed by diverse age groups, but a reservoir of know-hows of the authors. Writers have taken the flight of their dreams and penned down their moods and imaginations.

Author: Archana Singh

Publisher: Educreation Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: 210

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“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living; it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.”-Dr. Seuss. This book is not just a compilation of short stories contributed by diverse age groups, but a reservoir of know-hows of the authors. Writers have taken the flight of their dreams and penned down their moods and imaginations. There is an interesting story behind this compilation. Once, while discussing the importance of communication skills with the young learners, I asked them to write formal as well as informal dialogues, and also to develop dialogues to form a story, the result was incredible. They came up with very interesting stories, from there the seed of anthology was sown. With the efforts and the interest of the contributors, this Road to the Fantasy World was paved. The key to successful life lies in learning and sharing of ideas. Reading and writing can stimulate and excite imagination as well as arouse curiosity in readers. With a penchant to instill creative writing skills, a huge canvas of open theme with a palette of imaginative colors is provided to the contributors, and as a result, this beautiful anthology is ready to take the readers in the make-believe world of creative writers.

Tales as Tools

The Power of Story in the Classroom National Storytelling Association (U.S.),
Sheila Dailey ... This is a world where voice , memory , and story make a powerful
frame for everyday life , where , as they say at the end of Armenian wonder tales

Author: National Storytelling Association (U.S.)

Publisher: National Storytelling Network

ISBN: UVA:X002717475

Category: Education

Page: 213

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Highlights major areas where storytelling is making a difference: in the teaching of reading, writing, history, science, and other subjects; in multicultural education and the creation of classroom communities; in improving students' emotional health; in enhancing children's grasp of our social and environmental responsibilities.