Students are introduced to other countries and cultures through puppetry. Students learn about puppetry traditions of Mali (Africa), Japan and China 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!
Ages: 3rd Grade to Adults
Program Length: 60 Minutes
Digital Learning Director
Sara started her career at the Center in 2000, after receiving her degree in Education. Her first position was in the Education department, where she was able to combine her passion for the arts, as well as her love for teaching. Throughout her time at the Center, Sara took on many different roles, settling in the Digital Learning Department. In 2016, she became the department’s director and has continued to expand its award-winning programming. Digital Learning is currently in all 50 states and 88 countries.
Digital Learning FAQs
If you can’t come to the Center, we can bring the Center programming to you!
Fill out the form on this page or call us at 404-881-5117 for more information.
Who can participate in a Digital Learning program?
We use the cloud-based Zoom platform to present our programming, so anyone with access to the internet can connect with us.
What is your cancellation policy?
We don’t charge for program cancellations due to weather; however, we do require that they be rescheduled. The full fee will be charged for cancellations made with less than 48-hour notice and for “NO SHOWS.” Foreign language programs require a 2-week cancelation notice.
What is your discount policy?
Book 9 programs and your 10th program is FREE. This applies to hands-on, curriculum-based workshops ONLY (not puppet shows).
Extend your puppetry experience with other interactive, online programs!