Telling Stories: Queen Nur and Dwight James
Grades: 3 - 5

Video Description: New October 2022! Queen Nur and Dwight James use stories and music to share stories from the African oral tradition. Learn why they incorporate music and story together to create a powerful experience for their audience.

Type of Video: Profile*
Unique Video ID: DLiterature-274**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video as part of your study of cultures or in a cross curricular activity linking literature and social studies. Have students research and explore stories in the African oral tradition to learn more about the types of stories that Queen Nur tells. Have them select a story to learn and share with an audience of your choice.


*Profile videos use a first-person/first-hand approach to highlight interesting people doing interesting things in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.