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Discovering Puppetry in Other Cultures

from Center for Puppetry Arts

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Program format and content are adapted based on participating age group. Students are introduced to other countries and cultures through puppetry. Students learn about puppetry traditions of Mali (Africa), Japan and China (choosed 2 countries) with the aid of a Malian Water Spirit Rod Puppet, Japanese Bunraku Rod Puppet, and Chinese Hand and Shadow Puppets. Students also view videotape excerpts of master puppeteers from Japan and China.Students are involved in a question and answer session as well as hands-on puppet building (optional) to make this a truly interactive, virtual classroom. This is a great arts and social studies lesson all in one!

Puppet materials are easy-to-find, low-cost items that can mostly be found around the classroom. The materials list, templates, and curriculum-based study guide can be downloaded from our website.

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About This Program

Cost

By Request: $155.00
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Length

60 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12Public 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, Performing Arts


Program Delivery Mode

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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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days or if there are technical problems that do not allow a connection. Sites will need to reschedule.

Sites will be charged the full fee if cancelled within 48 hours of conference.

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Center for Puppetry Arts

Atlanta, GA
USA

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
samm@norsoft.net
4048815117

Program Details

Format

1. Students are shown a Malian Rod Puppet and view a video clip of puppets used in an agricultural celebration in Mali. Q & A follows.

2. Students are shown a Japanese Bunraku puppet and view a video clip of a master puppeteer on stage in Osaka, Japan. Q & A follows.

3. Students are shown a Chinese hand puppet, and shadow puppets (if time permits).

4. Students construct a Chinese hand puppet as they learn about puppetry in China.

5. Students finish puppet and view a videoclip of a master puppeteer from China. Q & A follows (if time permits).

Objectives

- develop an appreciation for puppetry as a global art form and means of expression

- explore the role of puppetry in societies of other countries

- develop an appreciation for other cultures

- create an art work based on Chinese culture

- compare different puppetry styles around the world

Standards Alignment

National Standards

b>National US History
NSS-USH.K-4.4 THE HISTORY OF PEOPLES OF MANY CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD


Understands selected attributes and historical developments of societies in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe

National Geography
NSS-G.K-12.1 THE WORLD IN SPATIAL
TERMS


As a result of activities in grades K-12, all students should
Understand how to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective.

NSS-G.K-12.2 PLACES AND REGIONS

As a result of their activities in grades K-12, all students should

Understand the physical and human characteristics of places.
Understand how culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions.

NSS-G.K-12.3 PHYSICAL SYSTEMS

As a result of their activities in grades K-12, all students should

Understand the characteristics and spatial distribution of ecosystems on Earth's surface.

NSS-G.K-12.4 HUMAN SYSTEMS

As a result of their activities in grades K-12, all students should

Understand the characteristics, distribution, and migration of human populations on Earth's surface.
Understand the characteristics, distribution, and complexity of Earth's cultural mosaics.

NSS-G.K-12.5 ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY

As a result of activities in grades K-12, all students should

Understand how physical systems affect human systems.
Understand the changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources.

National Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.1
UNDERSTANDING AND APPLYING MEDIA, TECHNIQUES, AND PROCESSES

Achievement Standard:

Students know the differences between materials, techniques, and processes
Students describe how different materials, techniques, and processes cause different responses
Students use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
Students use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner

NA-VA.K-4.2 USING KNOWLEDGE OF STRUCTURES AND FUNCTIONS

Achievement Standard:

Students know the differences among visual characteristics and purposes of art in order to convey ideas
Students use visual structures and functions of art to communicate ideas

NA-VA.K-4.3 CHOOSING AND EVALUATING A RANGE OF SUBJECT MATTER, SYMBOLS, AND IDEAS


Achievement Standard:

Students explore and understand prospective content for works of art
Students select and use subject matter, symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning

NA-VA.K-4.4 UNDERSTANDING THE VISUAL ARTS IN RELATION TO HISTORY AND CULTURES

Achievement Standard:

Students know that the visual arts have both a history and specific relationships to various cultures
Students identify specific works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times, and places
Students demonstrate how history, culture, and the visual arts can influence each other in making and studying works of art

NA-VA.K-4.5 REFLECTING UPON AND ASSESSING THE CHARACTERISTICS AND MERITS OF THEIR WORK AND THE WORK OF OTHERS

Achievement Standard:

Students understand there are various purposes for creating works of visual art
Students describe how people's experiences influence the development of specific artworks
Students understand there are different responses to specific artworks

NA-VA.K-4.6 MAKING CONNECTIONS BETWEEN VISUAL ARTS AND OTHER DISCIPLINES


Achievement Standard:

Students understand and use similarities and differences between characteristics of the visual arts and other arts disciplines
Students identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum

National Educational Technology Standards (NETS)

NT.K-12.1 Creativity and Innovation
NT.K-12.2 Communication and Collaboration
NT.K-12.3 Research and Information Fluency
NT.K-12.5 Digital Citizenship
NT.K-12.6 Technology Operations and Concepts