Native Folktales & Douglas Fir Pine Cones

There is a great Native American folktale that tells the story of mice escaping a forest fire and hiding in a Douglas Fir pinecone. You can still see their feet and tail sticking out!! We talked with K-3 classes about the power of oral stories and how they are passed down from generation to generation. We updated the storytelling process by letting them make their own comic book strip detailing the story. They were encouraged to tell the story in their own way, with all their own embellishments and creativity.

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    […] A funny side note is that I wanted to look for a link to this story and what popped up first in the google search?!?!? Well it was an old blog post from us from over 5 years ago! Look at it here! […]


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