Program Flyer: Ape Escapes! by Aline Alexander Newman


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Contact Information
Vicki Cobb
email@vickicobb.com
302 Pondside Drive
White Plains, NY  10607
Phone: (914) 949-1104
Program Title
Ape Escapes! by Aline Alexander Newman
Program Type
Individual Program
Program Rating
This program has not yet been evaluated.
Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Maximum Number of Participants
80
Minimum Number of Participants
3
Primary Disciplines
Language Arts/English, Sciences, Character Education, Literacy, Writing
Program Description
A clever red ape, befuddled zookeepers, and a series of mysterious escapes. Put them all together and you get an amazing true story of animal behavior. Aline Alexander Newman will share stories of Fu Manchu, a captive ape who alerted scientists to the intelligence of orangutans, creatures so human-like that their name means "person of the forest." In this program, Newman weaves scientific facts into the parallel story of her book research and later struggle to find a publisher willing to produce a biography of an animal. 
Program Format
1. Begins with an audio clip. Students are asked to identify the sound.
2. A series of images trace the author's history of writing about animals and great apes, in particular, ending with her writing for National Geographic World and National Geographic Kids magazines..
3. More images and animal stories follow concluding with a brief read-aloud of the true story of an orangutan escape artist named Fu Manchu.
4. Video clip of another orangutan preparing to escape.
5. We discuss orangutans in action, showing off their smarts.
6. Introduction of ape communication using sign language.
7. Author demonstrates several sign language signals used by apes and the kids follow her lead.
8. Another series of images and discussion of author research that leads to her writing a book about Fu.
9. Images that lead to a discussion of Table of Contents and editing process.
10. Video clip of interview subject
11. The finished book with Fu on the cover!
12. We conclude with a question & answer period, if time allows.


Objectives
The participant will:
--develop an appreciation for the intelligence and problem-solving ability of orangutans.
--identify the meaning of the Indonesian word "orangutan" as a "person of the forest."
--list at least three activities engaged in by wild orangutans.
--demonstrate how to sign 2 or 3 words used by orangutans trained to communicate with humans.
--explain the difference between an ape and a monkey.
--develop an appreciation of the value of persistence.
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.RF.1 -- Reading: Foundational Skills
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.RI.2 -- Reading: Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.RI.6 -- Reading: Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.RL.1 -- Reading: Literature
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.RL.3 -- Reading: Literature
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.RL.7 -- Reading: Literature
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.SL.1c -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.SL.2 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.SL.3 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.W.2 -- Writing
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.W.8 -- Writing
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.2.RI.1 -- Reading: Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.2.RI.5 -- Reading: Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.2.RI.6 -- Reading: Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.2.RL.5 -- Reading: Literature
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.2.W.2 -- Writing
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.RI.10 -- Reading: Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.RI.2 -- Reading: Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.RI.5 -- Reading: Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.RL.1 -- Reading: Literature
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.RL.9 -- Reading: Literature
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.W.4 -- Writing
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.W.7 -- Writing
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.W.8 -- Writing
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.RI.3 -- Reading: Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.SL.1 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.SL.4 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.SL.5 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.W.2 -- Writing
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.W.2a -- Writing
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.W.7 -- Writing
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.W.8 -- Writing
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.RI.1 -- Reading: Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.RI.2 -- Reading: Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.RI.3 -- Reading: Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.RI.7 -- Reading: Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.RI.8 -- Reading: Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.SL.2 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.SL.3 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.W.1 -- Writing
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.W.2 -- Writing
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.W.3 -- Writing
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.W.5 -- Writing
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.W.7 -- Writing
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.W.9 -- Writing
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
New York State
Science
K-ESS2-2. Construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment to meet their needs.
1-LS3-1 Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that some young plants and animals are similar to, but not exactly like, their parents.
2-LS4-1. Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
3-LS4-4. Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.
3-LS3-2. Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.
4-LS1-2. Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways.
Program Length
45-60 minutes
Program Cost
By Request: $300.00
By Request Premium: $270.00
Program Fee Notes
Cancellation Policy
No charge for programs cancelled due to unavoidable events such as snow days. In such cases, we will make every effort to reschedule. If that proves impossible, or the program is cancelled for some other reason, with less than two days notice, a $100.00 kill fee will be charged.
Is recording allowed?
No

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