Story Cove is a free service that hosts audio and video stories based on the folktales from a variety of places and cultures. In all there are twenty-five stories hosted on Story Cove. The stories are divided by their continent of origin. Each story is intended to convey a lesson on culture and society. The stories can be watched as videos or listened to as audio-only recordings.
Story Cove provides a nice selection of lesson plans to accompany each of the stories in its collection. The lesson plans are in PDF form and include handouts for students. The lesson plans are categorized by story and by grade level, pre-K through grade 3. Story Cove also provides printable activities like mazes and word searches to accompany each story.
Applications for Education
Story Cove could be a good resource for early childhood and elementary school teachers. Through the videos and audio recordings the stories are accessible to students even if they cannot yet read on their own.