Barbara Locklear

Barbara Locklear

Barbara Locklear has been teaching in Schools, Libraries, Museums, Collages, Universities and Festivals for more than three decades delighting, entertaining, and educating audiences of all ages. All programs and classes are curriculum based and linked to American Indian History, Art, Storytelling,

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The Wonderful World of Storytelling


Program description

Participants hear traditional American Indian legends and stories and understand that Indian people have been using stories to teach their children for hundreds of years. While listening to stories handed down from generation to generation, students can identify appropriate behavior as well as that which is unacceptable as exhibited by the characters depicted in the stories.

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Program Detail

Program type: Professional Development, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Multi-discipline, Storytelling
Cultural Origin: Native American
Subject: History, Language Arts, Social Studies / History
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Kindergarten
Bilingual: No
Length of program: One hour for presentation or may be residency
Space / technical requirements:

Classroom, table, chair and electrical outlet or cord.


Almost any reasonably quiet place

Fees / Ticketing:

One presentation $250.00 in Charlotte, and surrounding area. If residency $100.00 per session will negotiate large grade level.


NC Standard Course of Study:

SL.2 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

SL. 3. Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.

L.5. With guidance and support from adults, demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings. d. Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs differing in manner (e.g., look, peek, glance, stare, glare, scowl) and adjectives differing in intensity (e.g., large, gigantic) by defining or choosing them or by acting out the meanings.

NC Essential Standards:


K.C.1 Understand how individuals are similar and different.

K.C.1.1 Explain similarities in self and others

K.C.1.2 Explain the elements of culture (how people speak, how people dress, foods they eat, etc)

K.H.1 Understand change over time.

K.H1.1 Explain how people change over time (self and others).

K.G.2 Understand the interaction between humans and the environment.

K.G.2.2 Explain ways people use environmental resources to meet basic needs and wants (shelter,food, clothing, etc.).

First Grade

1.C.1 Understand the diversity of people in the local community.

1.C.1.1 Compare the languages, traditions, and holidays of various cultures.

1CX.1 Understand the interdisciplinary connections and life applications of the visual arts

1.CX.1.3 Differentiate between sharing ideas and copying.

1.CR.1 Use critical analysis to generate responses to a variety of prompts.

1.CR.1.1 Use appropriate art terminology to express personal opinions about art.

1.H.1 Understand that history tells a story of how people and events changed society over time

1.H1.2 Explain the importance of folklore and celebrations and their impact on local communities.

1.C.1 Understand the diversity of people in the local community.

1.C.1.2 Use literature to help people understand diverse cultures.

Second Grade

2.G.2 Understand the effects of humans interacting with their environment.

2.G.2.1 Give examples of ways in which people depend on the physical environment and natural resources to meet basic needs.

2.C.1 Understand how various cultures influence communities

2.C.2.1 Explain how artistic expressions of diverse cultures contribute to the community (stories, art, music, food, etc.)

2.C&G.2 Understand the roles and responsibilities of citizens.

2.C&G.2.2 Explain why it is important for citizens to participate in their community.

Third Grade

3.H.2 Use historical thinking skills to understand the context of events, people and places.

3.H.2.1 Explain how multiple perspectives are portrayed through historical narratives.

3.G.1 Understand the earth’s patterns by using the 5 themes of geography: (location, place, human-environment interaction, movement and regions).

3.G1.3 Exemplify how people adapt to, change and protect the environment to meet their needs.

3.C1 Understand how diverse cultures are visible in local and regional communities.

3.C.1.3 Use non-fiction texts to explore how cultures borrow and share from each other (foods, languages, rules, traditions and behaviors).

Fourth Grade

4.H.1 Analyze the chronology of key historical events in North Carolina history

4.H.1.1 Summarize the change in cultures, everyday life and status of indigenous American Indian groups in North Carolina before and after European exploration.

4.H.2 Understand how notable structures, symbols and place names are significant to North Carolina.

4.H.2.1 Explain why important buildings, statues, monuments and place names are associated with the state’s history.

4.G.1 Understand how human, environmental and technological factors affect the growth and development of North Carolina.

4.G.1.4 Explain the impact of technology (communication, transportation and inventions) on North Carolina’s citizens, past and present.

Fifth Grade

5.H.1 Analyze the chronology of key events in the United States.

5.H.1.1 Evaluate the relationships between European explorers (French, Spanish and English) and American Indian groups, based on accuracy of historical information (beliefs,fears and leadership).

5.G.1 Understand how human activity has and continues to shape the United States.

5.G.1.2 Explain the positive and negative effects of human activity on the physical environment of the United States, past and present.

5.C&G.1 Understand the development, structure and function of government in the United States.

5.C&G.1.1 Explain how ideas of various governments influenced the development of the United States government (Roman, Greek, Iroquois, European and British).


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes


Available upon request.

Cancellation Policy

A cancelation fee of $100.00 will be charged.