Wednesday, March 29

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 10. If you have not written a story for this week yet, that means today is Storytelling Day... and there are some storytelling resources below; I hope you will have fun with that! Here is a link to this week's assignments.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. I've read and replied to the assignments turned in before 4PM on Sunday. Today, I'll carry on with the assignments turned in on Sunday afternoon and evening. As always, you can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.

Storytelling Idea. As usual on Wednesday, I like to recommend a storytelling style that you might try if you are looking for a new experiment: therapy style! The video for today is a good example: it's the goddesss Hera in therapy (see below). And check out the divine therapist, Kamadeva, in the Storybook example below.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Creativity. Wise words from Maya Angelou: You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

Storytelling. Here's a step-by-step Guide to Storytelling.

Words from India. This is one of my favorite Sanskrit words in English: GURU. And instead of an image, I'll include Prem Joshua's Funky Guru.

Featured Storybook. This project is from the Indian Epics class: Kamaveda, Love Therapist. Humans and gods alike can have troubled love lives — and what better therapist to consult for help than Kamadeva, India's god of love?

Free Book Online: Today's free book is Zuñi Folk Tales by Frank Hamilton Cushing. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents, and see Wikipedia for more about the Zuñi people and about the author, Frank Cushing.

Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is A goose-quill is more dangerous than a lion's claw (an English proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. It's like "the pen is mightier than the sword," but with animal metaphors instead.

Video: The video for today is The Mundane Goddess, starring Uma Thurman.

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is learning without fear: Because I feel safe, I can learn from my mistakes. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Event on Campus: Come to the Lightwell Gallery from 8AM-5PM and help guest artist Steve Hilton to create a sculpture! (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

March 29: Denslow. Today marks the death of the illustrator William Wallace Denslow in 1915; find out more about his life and career at Wikipedia. He is best known today for his illustrations to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; here you can see Dorothy and her friends:

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