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Anansi the Spider: A West African Folktale

from Center for Puppetry Arts

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Students witness the African folktale Anansi as it comes to life with brilliantly colored shadow puppets. The story is narrated and performed by a Center presenter. Following the short performance, students participate in learning activities about West African food and culture. Students complete the interactive program by making their very own Anansi Shadow Puppet.

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About This Program

Cost

By Request: $155.00
By Request Premium: $140.00


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Length

40 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, ParentPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

2

Maximum participants:

A regular class size (no more than 30) for optimum interactivity


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Fine Arts, Language Arts/English, Performing Arts, Character Education multiple intelligences


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)
Webinar
Zoom



Booking Information

This includes a live shadow puppet play designed by Jon Ludwig. Jon's shadow puppet stories can be seen on Disney's Bear in the Big Blue House.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 24 hours notice.

About This Provider

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Center for Puppetry Arts

Atlanta, GA
United States

The Center for Puppetry Arts opened to the public on September 23, 1978, when Kermit the Frog and his creator Jim Henson cut the ceremonial ribbon. The first puppetry center in the United States, today it is the largest American organization solely dedicated to the art of puppet theater.

The Center has been a leading voice in the field, and has hosted numerous conferences and festivals. In addition, the Center has been recognized both nationally and internationally as an organization for excellence. The Ford Foundation recently selected the Center as one of only 28 national organizations to be recognized for success in management and innovative programs. The prestigious Kresge Foundation awarded the Center three different grants to support its capital campaigns. The Center was also the only theater group chosen by the 1996 Olympics to participate in all four years of its arts festival program.

Contact:
Sara Burmenko
distancelearning@puppet.org
4048815117

Program Details

Format

1.Presenter demonstrates puppet from Museum collection (Malian Rod Puppet and or/Shadow Puppet)
2. Presenter defines folktale or discusses with group (depending on participants age). Anansi as hero and trickster + trickster tales introduced w/kinesthetic activities.
3. Students act out Gerald McDermott's "Anansi the Spider" with the presenter through interactive storytelling.
4.Students view a shadow puppet performance (about 10 minutes in length) of "Anansi and Sister Mud Turtle."
5. Discussion and comparison of Anansi stories follow. Was Anansi a trickster or hero? What happened in the story? What lesson did you learn (moral of story)?
5.Students participate in interactive learning activities about West African food highlighted in the story.
6. Students construct their very own Anansi Shadow Puppet with presenter.
7. Students learn to manipulate puppet.

Objectives

The participate will:

- explore the role of puppetry in Africa
- engage in a discussion about folktales (1st-2nd graders)
- develop an appreciation for a performing art form
- engage in a hands-on art activity
- compare cultures through food

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Center for Puppetry Arts’ Distance Learning programs and/or educator guides support the following academic standards:

Common Core/Language Arts
-Reading Standards for Literature K-5
-Speaking and Listening Standards K-5

Common Core/Mathematics
-Identify and describe shapes
-Analyze, compare, create and compose shapes
-Count to tell the number of objects
-Measure lengths indirectly and by iterating length units
-Represent and interpret data
-Draw and identify lines and angles; classify shapes by properties

National Core Arts Standards (currently in the adoption phase; released June 2014)
Visual Arts and Theatre
-Creating, Presenting, Responding, Connecting

National Education Technology Standards (NETS)
National Educational Technology Standards (NETS)

National Education Technology Standards (NETS)
-Empowered Learner
-Digital Citizen
-Knowledge Constructor
-Innovative Designer
-Computational Thinker
-Creative Communicator
-Global Collaborator


National Pre-K Standards
-Creative Development, Language and Literacy Development, Scientific Development, Social and Emotional Development

I. National curriculum standards met during live videoconference:

FINE ARTS/VISUAL ARTS
NA-VA.K-4.1 UNDERSTANDING AND APPLYING MEDIA TECHNIQUES, AND PROCESSES
NA-VA.K-4.2 USING KNOWLEDGE OF STRUCTURES AND FUNCTIONS
NA-VA.K-4.3 CHOOSING AND EVALUATING A RANGE OF SUBJECT MATTER, SYMBOLS, AND IDEAS
NA-VA.K-4.4 UNDERSTANDING THE VISUAL ARTS IN RELATION TO HISTORY AND CULTURES
NA-VA.K-4.5 REFLECTING UPON AND ASSESSING THE CHARACTERISTICS AND MERITS OF THEIR WORK AND THE
WORK OF OTHERS
NA-VA.K-4.6 MAKING CONNECTIONS BETWEEN VISUAL ARTS AND OTHER DISCIPLINES

THEATRE
NA-T.K-4.7 ANALYZING AND EXPLAINING PERSONAL PREFERENCES AND CONSTRUCTING MEANINGS FROM
CLASSROOM DRAMATIZATIONS AND FROM THEATRE, FILM, TELEVISION, AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA PRODUCTIONS
NA-T.K-4.8 UNDERSTANDING CONTEXT BY RECOGNIZING THE ROLE OF THEATRE, FILE, TELEVISION, AND
ELECTRONIC MEDIA IN DAILY LIFE

LANGUAGE ARTS

NL-ENG.K-12.2 UNDERSTANDING THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

Students read a wide range of literature from many periods in many genres to build an understanding of the many dimensions (e.g., philosophical, ethical, aesthetic) of human experience.

NL-ENG.K-12.4 COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.

NL-ENG.K-12.6 APPLYING KNOWLEDGE

Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and nonprint texts

NL-ENG.K-12.9 MULTICULTURAL UNDERSTANDING

Students develop an understanding of and respect for diversity in language use, patterns, and dialects across cultures, ethnic groups, geographic regions, and social roles

NL-ENG.K-12.11 PARTICIPATING IN SOCIETY

Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities.

NL-ENG.K-12.12 APPLYING LANGUAGE SKILLS

Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information