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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Summer Library Program Webliography, Part 1

Wow, are we ever lucky we live in a state where folks are so good at sharing! The following is the first part of a webliography sites related to One World, Many Stories. They were compiled by Rhonda Puntney (Lakeshores Library System and Mid-Wisconsin Federated Library System) from websites she featured in her newsletter CEO. Watch for more installments the rest of this week!

Thanks, Rhonda!


Dining Customs of Different Cultures

Table Manners Across Cultures

Teach about Other Cultures Through Food

Agropolis Museum: Food and agricultures of the world

This website for the Agropolis museum in France is about food and how humans have produced it over the centuries. The exhibits offer a fresh way of looking at food and the role it plays in society. Visitors should not miss the fascinating and moving virtual exhibit "The Banquet de l'Humanite (The dining table of the world)", which explains the ongoing struggle for food worldwide. The exhibit, which is a sculpture at the physical museum, is pictured on the site, and it features clay figures seated around a table representing the world. Visitors will read that the figures represent countries with low, medium, and high rates of food production, and food information on each country can be linked to in the text below the sculpture. Additionally, there are two clay figures that aren't even seated at the table, and they are called the "Excluded Ones". They represent the "new poor people in a society of mass consumption." They are often unemployed, homeless or poor city dwellers. The "World's Food" virtual exhibit offers basics about food and human nutritional needs. Visitors should be sure to click on the colorful boxes at the top of the page, to see images of similar types of food, but in different cultures. (From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2011. http://scout.wisc.edu/, 2/25/11)


Story Lovers Multicultural – Worldwide Stories
This is a link from the Story Lovers website, includes a bibliography and web links of multicultural stories, myths, finger plays, songs and more.

Aaron Shepherd’s World of Stories
From the venerable Aaron Shepherd, here’s a list of stories from around the world that you can retell. Organized by genre, these include folktales, legends, magicial tales and much more. Also indicated are country/culture, theme, age appropriateness, and number of words.

Mama Lisa’s World
Mama Lisa’s World is a collection of children’s songs and nursery rhymes from around the world. Whatever the culture a child belongs to, whatever the flag he or she lives under, this is the place to find the lyrics to kids songs, in English and in the original languages! Some songs include MP3's and Midi music.

Features public domain folktales from many countries categorized by theme, topic, or event.

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