Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Theater in the Classroom

The Flynn Center for Performing Arts has brought the performing arts into our classroom through Flynn Companion Workshops. Here is how the Flynn describes companion workshops:

"Highly interactive matinee companion workshops turn student matinees into more meaningful learning experiences for your students. Before or after the show, professional teaching artists visit your class and lead activities designed to give your students insight into the artists’ creative choices, arouse curiosity about the performance’s themes, and help students reflect upon and understand the show’s content."

For the past few weeks, The American Revolution has come alive in our classroom. During four sessions, both before and after attending The American Revolution performance by Theater UnSpeakable, our class has worked with Joan, a wonderful teaching artist from the Flynn. She has guided the class through performances of The Boston Tea Party, The Capture of Fort Ticonderoga, and the Battle at Valcour Island. We have had so much fun discovering our inner actors and actresses!

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