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THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND: WOODY GUTHRIE IN AMERICAN HISTORY OFFSITE PERFORMANCE (6 - 8)

Last changed: 08/16/2021 4:56pm
6 , 7 , 8
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,
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Study guide for teachers.
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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.
The theater can accommodate up to 200 students and chaperones at each performance.
Absolutely, we welcome participation by caregivers and chaperones as audience members and ushers.

Grade 6

Core- Grade 6-7: Geography: 6–7.3 Explain how cultural patterns and economic decisions influence environments and the daily lives of people.
Art- Grade 6-7: Theater: Connecting: Anchor Standard 11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding
Art- Grade 6-7: Music: Connecting: Anchor Standard 11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding

Grade 7

Core- Grade 6-7: Geography: 6–7.3 Explain how cultural patterns and economic decisions influence environments and the daily lives of people.
Art- Grade 6-7: Theater: Connecting: Anchor Standard 11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding
Art- Grade 6-7: Theater: Connecting: Anchor Standard 11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding

Grade 8

Grade 8: Human Population: Spatial Patterns and Movement. 8.3 Explain how changes in transportation and communication technology influence the spatial connections among human settlements and affect the diffusion of ideas and cultural practices.
Grade 8: Reading Standards: Key Ideas and Details: Description 3. Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
Grade 8: Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
A. Recognize and share artistic choices developed when participating in or observing a drama/theater work.
Art- Grade 1: Music: Connecting: Anchor Standard 11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding