Storytelling: The Thief and the Stick



Watch the video below and use the activity cards to learn more, create and build your own stories!

About the Story

A young villager’s wrong choice has consequences and he is brought before others to make amends.

Proverbs are common expressions of wisdom and advice passed on from generation to generation. Choose one or more that best fits the story and explain it’s meaning.

• No legacy is as rich as honesty.

• It takes strength and courage to admit the truth.

• No matter how long the night, the day will surely come.

Worksheet content prepared by Malika Lee Whitney of Pickney Productions.

ABOUT Malika Lee Whitney

Malika Lee Whitney is Artistic Director of Pickney Productions, a Harlem based arts and culture consortium.  She also serves as an education consultant and program moderator for African Film Festival, Inc. Ms. Whitney is a storyteller, theater artist, author, social justice advocate and coach of the Double Dutch Dreamz. WBAI Radio listeners have enjoyed her insightful arts, public affairs and children’s programs for many years.

Music: Cycle from Mbira Sanctuary. Composer Musician Kevin Nathaniel. Gwenyambira Productions


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