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Choosing Peace: Tales to Ponder

Artist: Noa Baum

Type: Assemblies / Performances


Focusing on themes of peace, justice, and understanding, this storytelling assembly confronts bullying and intolerance.  Noa shares stories from diverse cultures and her own rich Jewish heritage. Noa’s personal experience of growing up in Israel in war and conflict infuses these stories with genuine warmth and compassion, making their lessons accessible and relevant to students.

Sample Common Core Connections
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.3: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.3: Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.


Audience Limit: 250

Program Length: 45 minutes

Appropriate for Grades:
Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, All Grades


Assembly Price: $480

Assembly Back-to-Back Price: $675

Workshop Cost per Day: NA

Workshop Materials Fee: NA

Travel Fee: Mileage fee may apply.

Technical Requirements

- Microphone on stand
- Performance space with no doors (that are used during performance) behind Noa
- Students seated in semi-circles or theater style
- Small table or stool with no back on stage for Noa's water


Anti-Bullying Month
National Arts and Humanities Month
National Arts in Education Week
National Youth Violence Prevention Week

Curriculum Connections

21st Century Skills
Character Education
Common Core-aligned
Language Arts
World History