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Quantitative Studies

History in the Schools - Twin City Tale Spinners

by Dr. Michael Lockett

Keywords: elementary school, middle school, social studies, language arts, fine arts

ABSTRACT

The Twin City Tale Spinners worked during 2006 and 2007 to improve the telling of historical stories in local schools in McLean County, Illinois. A grant allowed the Tale Spinners to research people and significant events from McLean County History and create stories, tell the stories in classrooms and teach students how to tell historical stories. The grant also paid the Tale Spinners a modest stipend for providing classroom programs during which they shared information through stories about the people and significant events from McLean County History that they had researched. Letters of evaluation from the principals of the seventeen different schools served showed that the program was well received.

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