Towles New Tech Podcast Project

89.1 WBOI teams up with Towles New Tech Middle School each year to give Tia McFarthing's seventh grade students a platform for creativity and storytelling to exhibit their social studies and language arts education. Using the new information they learned about Hinduism, Buddhism, literary elements and narrative writing, students create stories inspired by the Eightfold path and the Jataka Tales, which are the tales of how Buddha became enlightened.

The students use the creative process to practice reading and revising their projects, ultimately competing among themselves for who will be able to come to the WBOI studios and record their stories. Here are the top stories.

Mother Nature and the Hunter

Feb 28, 2018
Tia McFarthing

 Once there was a great hunter named Carl Kitterage. He was full of pride and considered himself to be the best hunter in the world.  His house was lined with trophies and some of his friends were spooked by the scary stuffed specimens that stood in his home. After many years of living in sadness and fear, the animals of the forest decided to complain to Mother Nature. In late summer, they took action.

The Hungry Fox

Feb 28, 2018
Tia McFarthing

 

A long, long time ago when man was new and animals still ruled the earth, there was a temple upon the peak of Mount Everest. There animals came to meditate for what seemed like days at a time and all knew that it was a place of peace and happiness. This temple had arching windows, stone walls, many comfortable seats; it was as beautiful as the sunrise. Why it was grander than even the main hall of Hogwarts.

The Wolf That Offered Help

Feb 28, 2018
Tia McFarthing

 

Once upon a time, a farmer was working on his farm. He had to do all the work on his own since he had no family to share it with. He fed the animals, tended to the plants and took care of the house, all on his own. The Farmer could use some help, but the Farmer was a stubborn bull and thought he needed no help from anyone. When people asked to help, he would refuse.

The Princess and the Butler

Feb 28, 2018
Tia McFarthing

  Once upon a time, there lived a Nigerian princess named Lola Almani. She lived in a huge castle filled with servants, cooks and ancient art. Lola was turning 20 in one week and was searching for a husband.

The Lone Sensei

Apr 7, 2017

The Lone Sensei is a folktale written by Clay Bruce, a seventh grader at Towles New Tech Middle School.

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