Our latest workshop is a collaboration called, “The Know Me Project" . Linda Briden and Shelley King combine their individual talents and areas of expertise to create a uniquely creative program for Grade 4, 5 & 6 students. This 1 ½ hour session gives students the opportunity to challenge assumptions and discover common ground with classmates and members of their community, despite surface differences. Puppetry is used as the medium for delivering and reinforcing the key messages found in the book "Know Me". A combination of sock puppets and shadow puppetry is used to bring the content alive. Following a classroom discussion, each student makes and uses their own sock puppet to keep the learning going.
“The Know Me Project” provides a powerful hands-on, collaborative exercise where the BIG idea is the value of a diverse and inclusive society, the importance of tolerance, and the power of each individual voice.
This workshop addresses several outcomes in the Ontario Arts curriculum and Ontario Social Studies curriculum for Grade 4, 5 & 6 students. As educators we strive to promote each student's sense of self by forging meaningful relationships with one another. It is important for our schools to foster a sense of community where all students feel included and appreciated. “The Know Me Project” successfully promotes such relationships and ideals.
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