GRADE LEVEL: 2nd - 12th
PUPPET: Chinese Hand Puppet
PROGRAM LENGTH: 60 minutes
Program format and content are adapted based on age group. Puppet building is OPTIONAL for middle and high school students. Students are introduced to other countries and cultures through puppetry. Students learn about puppetry traditions of China, Japan and/or Mali with the aid of a Malian Water Spirit Rod Puppet, Japanese Bunraku Rod Puppet, and Chinese Hand and Shadow Puppets. Teachers choose two of the three countries for the program.Students also view excerpts by master puppeteers from these countries. Students are involved in Q&A as well as hands-on puppet building to make this an interactive, virtual classroom. A great arts and social studies lesson!
Educator Resource Guides are available for many of our activities (specifically, school-year Family Performances for grades preK-5) and are designed to enhance student learning before and after a visit to the Center. Guides includes show-specific activities, details about performances and artists, puppetry resources, creative opportunities for extended enrichment, resource lists, and more. Discovering Puppetry in Other Cultures - Elementary Schools: 2nd and 3rd Grades and Discovering Puppetry in Other Cultures - Elementary Schools: 4th-6th Grades