- The Storytelling art form conforms to fit many different areas of the standard school curriculum in teaching history and conflict resolution.
- Challenges with keeping young and old focused and on track
Russell & Cher J. Schallock, when I was just old enough to start paying attention is when I first became aware of storytelling.
What I remember most in growing up is the weaving of stories in between laughter, joking, foolishness, and fun, as my father, grandfather, uncles, and friends would share their experiences while seated around our kitchen table. The kind of stories I grew up on were not nursery rhymes or short written stories, but stories that were experienced by the teller, then passed along as truth . . . even though, more often than not that truth may have been stretched to the breaking point.
What he would never know is that they had planted a seed in me for the fine art of storytelling that has never ceased to grow
Welcome to the Drama, and Classic Storytelling of Russ and /or Cher Shallock. . . Get ready, because the power of “story” is about to take you to a special time in a different place. A place somewhere in our country’s history where people just like you and I have struggled with the challenges of life, and have found themselves reaching out during their journey. The need for in the lives of every person since the beginning of time has never changed.
It is not uncommon for each generation to think they are unique from the many generations that have passed before them. In many cases they think their ancestors were somehow different in the way they dealt with joy, victory, trial and challenge in their lives. They can’t explain it, but they just think things were different back then.
Today, American Pathways will draw your attention to a time that really was very different from the culture we live in today. The clothing was different, the mode of transportation was considerably different, the tools, weapons, and living conditions were all different and quite foreign to what we are comfortable with today. However . . . as we look closer . . . and push aside all the surface appearances, the people were very much the same as we are today.
Books by Russell Schallock