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Ancient Glories: Stories from Mythology

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Ancient Glories: Stories from Mythology

Artist
Noa Baum

Description

This assembly connects students to how people “watched movies” thousands of years ago: the ancient art of storytelling, listening and imagining.  Noa introduces students to the idea that myths are used to highlight universal values and ethical responsibility.  Through these myths, she invites students to make personal connections, consider their own values in the world and how they make choices. She uses song and audience participation to truly engage students in picturing the stories in their minds. Choose from:

  • Egyptian Myths
  • Greek Myths

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.

Testimonials

"Noa was warm and engaging. She established immediate rapport with the audience, giving clear cues for decorum, but lots of space for appropriate response and participation. Her stories were mesmerizing, her timing impeccable, and her connection with the children genuine. Loved her!"

Nan, Principal, AlephBet Jewish Day School

"I appreciated the diverse nature of the stories Noa told both at the performance and on her CD. She brought in elements of the cultures that the stories sprang from and made the stories come alive with her dramatic telling of them. Noa is truly an exceptional performer."

Katherine, Parent of a Waverly Elementary student

"Noa is fantastic! She brings her stories alive so that this petite woman actually resembles a lion, a turtle--actually any character she takes on, when performing--without costume! I cannot say enough about Noa--the teachers, staff and most importantly the students were captivated by her storytelling."

Pamela, Oakland Terrace Elementary PTA