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Exploring Cultural Roots Through Storytelling

Storytelling can be an interesting pathway to discover how we came to be who we are as people, as families, and as sub-cultures within the larger society.

*Collecting Family Stories
*Interview Questions
Collecting remembrances from elders in the family helps to preserve family history in storytelling style. Each story is a thread in a huge tapestry that binds a family together. Here are some simple tips and techniques to help older people remember about their experiences and share them with the younger generation.

* Books on Collecting Family Stories

* Rememering Your Life Stories
The story of your own life is very important to you. You know it by heart because you were there when it happened! Here are some ways to catch some memories and retell them.

*Celebrating the Stories of our Ancestors by Retelling Folktales
By asking family members about the ancestry of relatives, people often discover that their family tree has roots in many places around the world. It is interesting to explore a folktale from one's own heritage in the 398.2 section of the library.

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