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Griots Corner in May

Thursday, May 07, 2020

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Time:
Thursday, May 07, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday, May 14, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park under the Big Oak Tree
226 Beach City Rd.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Griot’s Corner is a program tailored for K –through 3rd Grade students that uses storytellers and children activities to highlight freedom, acceptance, multiculturalism and citizenship. The “Griot” (ɡrēˈō,ˈɡrēō) is a West African storyteller, historian and/or musician. The griot’s role was to preserve the genealogies and oral traditions of the respective tribe. Griot’s Corner uses the spirit of storytelling to promote literacy and to help young students build strong character traits. This series is especially designed to engage young learners with interactive activities that include reading, creative dramatics, art and music.

This Month's Featured Book:

The Other Side, by Jacqueline Woodson

Young people are restricted to “their side of the fence,” but find that the lure of being friends is more powerful than imposed restrictions. A lovely story in measured tones with real and simple conclusions.

To make arrangements for your visit to Griot’s Corner, please call us at the offices of Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park, 843-255-7301. or Register here

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