World and Eye
Phone: 954-540-9897

Email: Jeanminuchin@mac.com

Web: www.worldandeye.com

Workshops

World and Eye


Shadow Puppets and Folktales

Ten-week workshop series introduces children to the art of shadow puppetry through the exploration of folk tales from around the world. The introductory session begins with a shadow puppet performance and behind-the-scenes demonstration. The following sessions incorporate language arts, drama, and visual arts to explore character and storytelling, culminating in the development of a student-created and performed puppet play. In the final session, students participate in the puppet performance as puppeteers and live actors. Every participating class works on a folk tale from a different part of the world and learns about the cultural context of their story.

Educational goals:

  • Provide students a hands on approach to understanding culture and Folk Tales.
  • Achieve Language Arts goals including main idea, sequencing, and character development in a uniquely creative way.
  • Use higher order learning when converting the story into the visual and dramatic use of shadow puppets.
  • Encourage hands-on cooperative learning and problem solving while having fun.

Methods used:

  • Reading and review of a chosen folktale
  • Breaking down the story into sequencing and dramatic beats
  • Acting to understand the character and story development.
  • Illustrating the tale as students make their own puppets.
  • Create a final performance will include a mixture of actors and shadow puppets behind a screen.
  • Integrating social studies, language arts, theater and visual art objectives.

Student’s participation during discussions, the making and manipulation of shadow puppets, and acting out characters and story.

Grade Level:

3-5

Number of Participants:

Min.10 – Max. 25

Duration:

1 hour class over 10 weeks

Audience/Environment:

At-Risk; Shelter Based; Community-Based; School-Based; Afterschool Programs; Out of School Camps

Standards:

Language Arts: LAFS.5.RL.1.2, LAFS.5.1.3, LAFS. 5.SL.1.1, LAFS. 5.SL.1.2, LAFS. 5.SL.2.4, LAFS.5.SL.2.5, LAFS.4.RL.1.2, LAFS.4.1.3, LAFS. 4.SL.1.1, LAFS. 4.SL.1.2, LAFS. 4.SL.2.4, LAFS.4.SL.2.5, LAFS.3.RL.1.2, LAFS.3.1.3, LAFS. 3.SL.1.1, LAFS. 3.SL.1.2, LAFS. 3.SL.2.4, LAFS.3.SL.2.5

Theatre: TH.5.C.1.1, TH.5.C.2.1, TH.5.C.3.3, TH.5.H.2.1,TH.5.H.3.1.,TH.5.H.3.3, TH.5.F.1.3, TH.5.O.3.1, TH.5.O.3.2, TH.5.S.2.1,TH.4.C.1.1, TH.4.C.2.2, TH.4.O.3.1, TH.4.O.3.2, TH.4.S.2.1, TH.3.C.2.1, TH.3.H.1.1, TH.3.H.2.1,TH.3.H.2.2, TH.3.H.3.3, TH.3.F.3.1,  TH.3.S.2.1

Visual Arts: VA.5.C.2.1, VA.5.H.3.1, VA.5.F.1.1, VA.5.F.3.3,VA.5.F.3.4, VA.5.O.1.1, VA.5.O.2.2, VA.5.S.1.3, VA.5.S.2.2, VA.5.S.3.1, VA.5.S.3.3, VA.4.C.2.1, VA.4.C.3.3, VA.4.H.3.1, VA.4.F.1.1,VA.4.F.1.2, VA.4.F.3.2, VA.4.F.3.3, VA.4.O.1.1, VA.4.O.2.1, VA.4.S.1.1, VA.4.S.1.2, VA.4.S.1.3, VA.4.S.2.2, VA.4.S.3.1, VA.4.S.3.3

Fees:

$100 per group per hour (Cost is negotiable with multiple classes after registration)

Disciplines:

Visual Arts, Theatre, Language Arts

Contact:

Jean Minuchin at Jeanminuchin@mac.com
www.worldandeye.com

 

Stone Soup: Stories of Belonging and Exclusion  

This ten-week theatre workshop explores belonging and exclusion, addressing issues such as immigration, class, and marginalized communities. The workshop uses the story “Stone Soup” to introduce questions of community and internal conflicts between selfishness and generosity. The themes of the story are investigated through a modern day lens in a series of theater activities that explore character, storytelling, and scene creation. The workshop culminates with short, in-group presentations created by the teens to address the issues of belonging and exclusion that are so important in their own lives and in the wider community.

 Educational goals:

ñ Evaluate underlying societal prejudices and responses.

ñ Build leadership and cooperation through creative problem solving.

ñ Discover the power of theater to tell stories of relevance.

ñ Learn to create original characters and theater scenes.

ñ Read and comprehend the underlying messages of a simple tale using higher order thinking to convert it into modern times.

Methods used:

ñ Reading and Discussion

ñ Improvisation and dramatic training

ñ Scene development

ñ Interviewing and research

ñ Writing

ñ Choosing and Editing Material

ñ Performance

Students will participate in discussions and theatre exercises. Students will develop scenes based on the discussions and exercises.

Students will work together and with the visiting artists to edit and select work toward an informal performance. Students will perform an original piece of theater for their peers about the themes explored.

Grade Level:

9-12

Number of Participants:

Min.10 – Max. 25

Duration:

1 hour class over 10 weeks

Audience/Environment:

At-Risk; Shelter Based; Community-Based; School-Based; Afterschool Programs; Out of School Camps; Public Housing

Standards:

Language Arts: LAFS.910.RL.1.2, LAFS.910.RL.1.3,LAFS.910.RL.2.4, LAFS.910.SL.1.1,  LAFS.910.SL.1.2, LAFS.910.W.1.3,LAFS.910.W.2.4, LAFS.910.W.2.5, LAFS.910.W.3.8, LAFS.910.W.4.10

Social Studies: SS.912.P.10.12, SS.912.P.4.12, SS.912.P.9.2, SS.912.S.3.1,  SS.912.S.3.3,SS.912.S.4.1,  SS.912.S.4.10,  SS.912.S.4. 11 , SS.912.S.4.12,  SS.912.S.7.1, SS.912.S.7.4, SS.912.S.8.2, SS.912.S.8.8,

Theatre: TH.912.C.1.1, TH.912.C.2.1, TH.912.C.2.2, TH.912.H.1.4, TH.912.H.2.2, TH.912.H.3.1, TH.912.H.3.5, TH.912.F.1.2,TH.912.F.1.3, TH.912.F.3.3, TH.912.O.1.4, TH.912.O.2.1, TH.912.O.3.4, TH.912.S.1.3, TH.912.S.3.2, TH.912.S.3.3,

Fees:

$100 per group per hour (Cost is negotiable with multiple classes after registration)

Disciplines:

Visual Arts, Theatre

Contact:

Jean Minuchin at Jeanminuchin@mac.com
www.worldandeye.com