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Character Counts: Lessons from World Cultures

Artist: Noa Baum

Type: Assemblies / Performances


This storytelling assembly helps students develop qualities of character and skills to prevent bullying. Noa introduces students to the importance of citizenship and character education using stories from around the world. Noa uses various forms of audience participation, including chants, songs, sounds effects, and movements.

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.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.1: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building
on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Standard 1.0 Mental and Emotional Health: Students will demonstrate the ability to use mental and emotional health knowledge, skills, and strategies to enhance


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
Diversity Awareness Month
National Arts and Humanities Month
National Arts in Education Week
Universal Human Rights Month

Curriculum Connections

21st Century Skills
Character Education
Common Core-aligned
Dance and Movement
World History