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 Adventures of Connie and Diego, by Maria Garcia – A brother and sister who are teased because of their very different appearance leave their home and venture through a forest, where many animals assist them on their journey to a better understanding of themselves and their world. This is a bilingual story based on a Mexican folktale and read in Spanish and English. Highly recommended for ESOL classes.
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