Musical Mystery Machines with Ken Whiteley
Grades 1 to 3 | 2 class/session, maximum 2 sessions/half day
Award winning songwriter, Ken Whiteley, leads students in an interactive sing-along that develops and reinforces the themes, concepts and vocabulary of simple machines. From a definition of work, through force, incline planes and gears, young students will have a great time and the concepts and vocabulary will stick in a new way. This material, designed in conjunction with Mariposa In The Schools as an interactive support for the primary curriculum in science, was nominated for a Juno award and received an American Library Assocation’s Notable Recording Award.
World of Puppetry with Puppetmongers (Ann Powell and David Powell)
Grades 1 to 3, 4 to 6, and 7 to 8 | maximum audience 100 | available January to June
Both an introduction to the intriguing diversity of puppetry traditions around the world, and a demonstration of simple puppet making techniques, A World of Puppetry appeals to students’ imaginations and sense of wonder. It also gives teachers a solid technical basis with which to inspire creativity in follow-up classroom activities in this interdisciplinary art form. Each presentation is tailored to be audience age appropriate. Puppetry in-class workshops and residencies are also available.