PAUL REVERE: REVOLUTIONARY MESSENGER
Join Andrew Crigler in this new one-person show featuring the story of Paul Revere and his legendary midnight right signalling the beginning of our Revolutionary War.Andrew portrays Paul in period costume. Lots of audience participation as the story enfolds. Lots of background information too on the lead up to the Battles of Lexington and Concord, with the Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party re-enacted. Period songs included. 45 minutes with Q&A afterwards. Perfect compliment to the third grade social studies curriculum.
GPS: SS3H2a,g; SS3Cg2 a,b,
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, GODMOTHER TO THE WORLD
Wife, mother, newspaper columnist, speaker, UN Ambassador, human rights activist, and first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt emerged from her shell as a shy, ugly duckling to become one of our most popular and famous first ladies–a woman who made a difference. She was our first “working first lady” and a champion for those less fortunate. For third (emphasis on Eleanor, human rights activist) and fifth grades (emphasis on Eleanor and the Depression and World War II).
GPS: SS3H2a,b SS3CG2a,b,c SS5H5a,b SS5H6f
SUSAN B. ANTHONY: FAILURE IS IMPOSSIBLE
Learn about the struggles for American women to gain the right to vote, led by Susan B. Anthony, who spent her life devoted to this cause. Among her many struggles and achievements was her arrest in 1872 for voting in the presidential election and challenging the 13th,14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution. Travelling cross country, she made thousands of fiery speeches to garner support for women’s rights. For her failure was impossible. Tens of thousands of mourners attended her funeral and called her “The Mother of Us All.” This 45 minute program offers lots of audience participation and is a direct tie-in with third grade Georgia Performance standards for social studies.
GPS: SS3H2a,b SS3CG2a,b,c
TAES 3.1b,e 3.3 a,e,f
“Thank you for coming to my school. It was excellent! I recommend for you to go to every elementary school that is learning about Susan B. Anthony.” — 3rd grade student, Puckett’s Mill Elementary
MARSHALLING JUSTICE: THE STORY OF THURGOOD MARSHALL
Join actor John Doyle in this new one-man program with audience participation available after March 15, 2014. Celebrate the life and contributions of Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court justice, who is well known for winning the Supreme Court case, Brown v Topeka Board of Education that tested equal but separate schools. Since the 1880′s, America had been operating under a policy of segregation, keeping the black and white races separate. By proving that separate but equal school systems are unconstitutional, via the 5th and 14th amendments, Thurgood opened the doors for desegregation and civil rights rulings in the United States. Known as “Mr. Civil Rights: and working within the framework of the law, he fought to confront discrimination wherever he found it. Join him in helping recreate his story.
CCGPS: ELACC3RL2,3,56GPS: SS3H2a,b SS32G2a,b,cTAES 3.1b,e 3.3a,e,f
NEW: MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE: BUILDING ON A DREAM
Written by Cathy Kaemmerlen and performed by the highly energetic, well known actress/storyteller, Mama Koku, welcome to the latest addition in the third grade series highlighting people who made a difference in shaping our country’s history. Born to slave parents, first in her family to receive an education, Mary McLeod Bethune went on to provide educational opportunities to African American students. First African American woman to be a president of a college; a member of FDR’S New Deal staff; adviser to Eleanor Roosevelt, US Ambassador to the United Nations; recepient of many awards, Mary was a beloved teacher to thousands of students. Known as “the black rose” she called herself a “diamond in the rough.” She left behind this legacy: I leave you faith. I leave you hope. I leave you love. Follow your dreams.”
CMARCGPS: ELACC3RL2,3,56GPS: SS3H2a,b SS32G2a,b,cTAES 3.1b,e 3.3a,e,f