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Exploring the Lighthouse

               “Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and           “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would
               I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my           never be forgotten.”
               heart forever.”                                                                                      ~ Rudyard Kipling, Author
                                             ~ An old First Nations proverb

            Telling your stories...

            Story-telling has always formed the underlying basis of human communi-
            cation.  Our stories are the ways that we connect ourselves to one another
            and to our communities.  They help define who we are and where come
            from.  Children naturally understand the power of story-telling, and we
            wanted to provide them with tools and strategies to explore and expand   Kathleen talks about
                                                                                    the importance of
            their own story-telling abilities, to share their own stories and to learn   storytelling and
            from others.                                                            creativity.

            Author Kathleen Arnason spoke to the students about the basic elements
            of creative writing, focusing on getting the children to explore their own
            feelings and values and to think about what is important and has meaning
            for them.

            Each student was asked to write and illustrate a story (factual or fictional)
            about a lighthouse, incorporating what they had learned and what they
            had seen throughout the day.

            The following pages contain the results of that work, and they speak for                                           Ian tells the story about
                                                                                                                               how the Lighthouse was
            themselves.                                                                                                        built.

                  Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society                                                                           Page 10
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