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Sarah Margu: A Child of the Amistad (4 - 5)

Last changed: 08/13/2021 7:23pm
4 , 5
Theater Social Studies
Grade Level Program Access
1 90 min
In-School Workshop Performance - one woman show in authentic period clothing and limited prop set. Performance may be attended by entire grade level or combined classes of a grade level.
All year. In-School, Virtual
$10 52
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All performance-related costumes, equipment.
paper, pencils or electronic devices to take notes from performance.
Auditorium or large space (combined classrooms)
I can identify key details in Sarah Margu story. I can make connections between a piece of history and a performance. I can identify dialogue that helps to advance the plot.
In this program, students will have their minds activated as they are taken back in time on a journey to see how social injustices effected not only adults but children and how children played a role in the decisions that effected their future. They will also discover what it is like to go from the most familiar to the unknown as they observe this one-woman show.

Freedom Once Taken: The Amistad Story:

Perhaps the most famous court case ever heard at Connecticut’s Old State House was the case of La Amistad. Students make a personal connection with the story as they explore the events of the trial from Hartford to New Haven to the U.S. Supreme Court, and learn about the people involved in the case in the fall of 1839. Students discuss the Atlantic slave trade, discover the stories of those involved in this ground-breaking trial, and debate whether or not justice really was served. Modified for age groups. Participatory re-enactment and primary source activities available.

To enrich the student experience, local actress Tammy Denease (Historical Firsts) portrays Sarah Margu, one of the children held captive aboard the Amistad. Her theatrical performance, a 45-minute program delivered in your classroom followed by a 15 minute Q & A.

These programs will also be offered virtually and I will be able to submit materials so they can interact with the artists.
Please inquire further if you are interested in seeing this performance in the Courtroom at Connecticut’s Old State House following the Freedom Once Taken program.
Time: 90 min program + 45 minute performance
Group size: Minimum 15 students, Maximum 60 students
Visit www.ctoldstatehouse.org for more information on Connecticut's Old State House School Program

Grade 4

Grade 4: Speaking and Listening: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas #4: Report on a topic or text, tell story, or recount and experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
Grade 4: Content Suggestion: The study of significant events, people, and geographic features of Connecticut in the past and today, with comparisons to other U.S. states and one or more states, provinces, and/or areas in other countries. Strand 3.2 - Analyze and evaluate human action in historical and/or contemporary contexts from alternative points of view: GLE #2: Cite evidence to explain the various feelings and points of view of people in a historical situation.
Grade 4: Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard 9: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work. C. Recognize how a character’s circumstances impact an audience’s perspective in a drama/theatre work.

Grade 5

Grade 5: Content Suggestion: The study of events, documents, and people addressing the founding of the United States as a nation, with connections to Connecticut and local history, emphasizing how government works today, with the use of primary source materials: Strand 3.2 - Analyze and evaluate human action in historical and/or contemporary contexts from alternative points of view.: GLE #2: Cite evidence to explain the various feelings/points of
view of people in a historical situation.
Grade 5: Theatre: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
C. Imagine how a character's inner thoughts impact the story and given circumstances in a drama/theatre work
Grade 5: Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard 9: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
C. Recognize how a character's circumstances impact an audience's perspective in a drama/theatre work.
Get to Know Our Arts Provider:

Tammy Denease

http://www.hiddenwomen.org/