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THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND: WOODY GUTHRIE IN AMERICAN HISTORY OFFSITE PERFORMANCE (K - 5)

Last changed: 08/16/2021 4:56pm
K , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
Theater Social Studies English
Grade Level Program Access
1 60 min
Offsite Performance
TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl Street, Hartford,CT 06103
Matinees on March 24, 2022 & March 25, 2022. Two matinees each day: 10 am and 11:30 am Offsite,
$5 0
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Study guide for teachers.
I can recognize Woody Guthrie's songs. I can discuss the social context of Woody Guthrie's music. I can cite evidence to explain the various feelings/points for view of people in a historical situation. I can demonstrate understanding of relationships between music and other arts, other disciplines, varied contexts, and daily life. I can recognize and share artistic choices developed when participating in or observing a drama/theater work.
"This Land is Your Land: Woody Guthrie in American History" is a four-person, fifty-minute performance followed by a question and answer session with the actors/musicians for fourth through eighth grade students. It explores America and its people through woody's music and writings. The exposure to these songs within their specific historical context, conveyed in narrative style by all four performers, and watching and listening as the songs are 'created' on stage (all four performers are multi-instrumentalists) teaches not only the material from the pages of the script, but the technique and passion of Woody's folk songs and the spirit of the art form. The performance is appropriate for all ages. The accompanying workbook/study guide will help teachers prepare classes for the material. The show integrates Theater, Music, English and Social Studies. "This Land is Your Land" has been performed over 1,000 times in different countries on three continents over the last 15 years. Our goal in Hartford is to introduce students to one of America's great artists, his time, his talent and his legacy, and to foster in them his message: that they, too, can contribute.
We can schedule and pay for busing.
Absolutely, we welcome participation by caregivers and chaperones as audience members and ushers.

Grade K

Core- Grade K: History: K.1 Compare life in the past to life today. History: K.3 Compare perspectives of people in the past to those in the present
RL.K.3 Key Ideas and Details: With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
Core- Grade K: History: K.3 Compare perspectives of people in the past to those in the present
Art- Grade K: Music: Connecting: Anchor Standard 11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding

Grade 1

Core- Grade 1: History: 1.1 Compare life in the past to life in the present. History: 1.2 Generate questions about individuals and groups who have shaped a significant historical change.
RL.1.3 Key Ideas and Details: Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story using key details.
Art- Grade 1: Theater: Responding: Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work
Art- Grade 1: Music: Connecting: Anchor Standard 11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding

Grade 2

Core- Grade 2: History: 2.2 Compare life in the past to life today. History: 2.10 Generate possible reasons for an event or development in the past.
RL.2.3 Key Ideas and Details: Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Art- Grade 2: Theater: Connecting: Anchor Standard 11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding
Art- Grade 2: Theater: Connecting: Anchor Standard 11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding

Grade 3

Core- Grade 3: History: 3.4 Explain connections among historical contexts and people’s perspectives at the time.
RL.3.3: Key Ideas and Details: Describe characters in a story (traits, motivators, feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Art- Grade 3: Theater: Responding: Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work
Art- Grade 3: Music: Connecting: Anchor Standard 11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding

Grade 4

Grade 4: History: Perspectives: 4.1 Explain connections among historical contexts and people' perspectives at the time.

Grade 4: Speaking and Listening Standards: Comprehension and Collaboration #1. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher- led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly. d. Review the key ideas expressed and explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.
Grade 4: Music: Connecting: Anchor Standard 11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding.
A. Demonstrate understanding of relationships between music and other arts, other disciplines, varied contexts, and daily life.

Grade 5

Grade 5: History: Perspectives: 5.1 Explain connections among historical contexts and people' perspectives at the time.
RI.5.3 Key Ideas and Details: Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.
Art- Grade 5: Theater: Connecting: Anchor Standard 11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding
Art- Grade 5: Music: Connecting: Anchor Standard 11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding