About This Program
Choosing Peace: Multicultural Tales to Ponder
Hear a richly woven tapestry of stories from around the world that create the foundation for understanding and compassion. Students will explore the themes of peace, justice, wisdom, and compassion across diverse cultures. This package includes three pre-recorded lessons with stories and activities to share with students, along with an accompanying teacher guide that includes additional activities and extensions.
- Lesson #1: “Choosing Peace: Looking at Both Sides of the Hat” (Stories from Nigeria) – Point of View
- Lesson #2 – “Choosing Peace: Doing Your Part” (Stories from Myanmar/Burma, Thailand, China) – Taking Responsibility
- Lesson #3 – “Choosing Peace: It’s Up to You and Me” (Stories from Middle East/Israel, Iroquois) – Choosing Peace
"Noa is fantastic! She brings her stories alive so that this petite woman actually resembles a lion, a turtle--actually any character she takes on, when performing--without costume! I cannot say enough about Noa--the teachers, staff and most importantly the students were captivated by her storytelling."
"Noa was warm and engaging. She established immediate rapport with the audience, giving clear cues for decorum, but lots of space for appropriate response and participation. Her stories were mesmerizing, her timing impeccable, and her connection with the children genuine. Loved her!"
"I appreciated the diverse nature of the stories Noa told both at the performance and on her CD. She brought in elements of the cultures that the stories sprang from and made the stories come alive with her dramatic telling of them. Noa is truly an exceptional performer."