Native Storytelling at the NMAI Rasmuson Theater

February 22, 2011

The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. will present The ECHO Project (Education through Cultural and Historical Organizations) performance of Celebrate – Song, Dance and Story! It takes us on a journey down life’s paths – from childhood to love and marriage and beyond. “Through these songs, dances, and stories of challenges and triumphs, we learn the cultural values of these communities – whether about respect for ancestral ways or the dangers of jealousy and vanity.”

Dates: Feb 25 & 26
Time: 11 a.m. -12 noon
Categories: Celebrations, Demonstrations, Kids & Families, Lectures & Discussions, Performances
Co-sponsor: Presented in partnership with The Peabody Essex Museum, The Bishop Museum, The Alaska Native Heritage Center, The Inupiat Heritage Center, and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
Venue: American Indian Museum
Event Location: Rasmuson Theater
Cost: Free.
For reservations for student groups, please call 202-633-6644 or
TTY 202-633-6751.

Visit Echospace for more info. This page has several videos of musical instruments from several different cultures. Personal and family values are illustrated and learned through cultural stories. Do take the family to experience this special performance if you are in the D.C. area this weekend!

Check out other ideas and activities to do with kids on https://mygrandmasue.wordpress.com by the author of the award-winning children’s book Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too!
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John Wooden 1910-2010 – A True Teacher

June 5, 2010

Grandpa Ron was among the thousands that mourn the death of Coach John Wooden, one of the greatest teachers of life lessons as well as a legendary basketball coach for UCLA.

Here are Google results for remembrances and special stories about John Wooden. He was a beloved mentor and character builder with many, many admirers and followers. His Pyramid of Success has been a guide for many leaders. An interactive version of it is at www.coachwooden.com – just click on the Pyramid of Success tab after you have clicked off the welcome page.

Here are some of John Wooden’s quips of wisdom as listed on BrainyQuote.


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