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The Talking Stone: Tales from the Iroquois, Pauite, and Hopi People

Artist: Carolyn Koerber

Type: Assemblies / Performances


In this theatre assembly, Carolyn uses storytelling and puppetry in a humorous and imaginative way to retell three Native American legends—“The Talking Stone,” “The North Star,” and “The Wind Spirit.”  Each story is a teaching tool that fosters a curiosity among students about the environment and our place in the natural world.

Want to schedule The Talking Stone, but want to present Carolyn to students older than third grade? Consider adding a second performance of The Knee High Man on the same day. The Knee High Man is perfectly suited for fourth and fifth graders. 

Sample Common Core connections
RL.3.2 Reading Literature: Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

W.5.9 Writing: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research

L.4.5 Language: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings


Audience Limit: 250

Program Length: 45 minutes

Appropriate for Grades:
Kindergarten, Pre-K, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade


Assembly Price: $440

Assembly Back-to-Back Price: $600

Workshop Cost per Day: NA

Workshop Materials Fee: NA

Travel Fee: Mileage fee may apply.

Technical Requirements

- School contact to meet artist upon arrival and direct to performance site, help with lighting, etc
- Artist will arrive 45 minutes prior to performance time. Please have someone assigned to assist in unloading and loading equipment. Please supply a flat cart, if no one is available.
- Cleared indoor performance area, away from interference and noise
- Performance area 12 feet by 12 feet and 8 feet high
- If performance is on stage, children should be on chairs. If on the floor, children should be seated on the floor.


Diversity Awareness Month
National Arts and Humanities Month
National Arts in Education Week

Curriculum Connections

American History
Common Core-aligned
Environmental Science