About This Program
His-story, Her-story, Our-Story: Using Storytelling, Creative Drama, and Writing to Dramatize Perspectives in Social Studies
Storytelling and drama provide the perfect bridge between rote learning of historical facts and a gaining a deeper comprehension and empathy for events and people. In His-story, Her-story, Our-Story: Using Storytelling, Creative Drama, and Writing to Dramatize Perspectives in Social Studies, classes are divided into small group “families” that personify the diverse perspectives that exist during a significant historical conflict. Students develop a narrated group story based on their exploration of the differing points of view through creative drama, storytelling, and character journaling. At the end of the residency, students perform a selection of their historical fiction for their peers in another classroom.
Typically, residencies range from $2,000 to $3,000, but we can use your available budget and ‘work backwards’ to create a cost-effective residency for your school. We may be able to assist you in securing grant and funding opportunities.
Residencies are tailored to your needs but usually include:
- A kick-off assembly
- A required orientation meeting and planning session
- A set of workshops for classes of up to 25 students each
- A student culminating or sharing event
- An evaluation meeting
For a rough estimate, residency prices include:
- Artist assembly (see artist’s page for pricing)
- A set of workshops ($100 each)
- A required orientation meeting and planning session ($100 each)
- An evaluation meeting ($100)
- Mileage and supply costs depend on artist location and the residency chosen.
"Watching the children put all their energy into a drama was so perfect! They were able to truly show their emotions."
Laura, Holabird Academy
"Arianna brings the perfect amount of scholarship, art, and fun that inspires all students to achieve great things. They are so proud of their final products, and they should be!"
Katrina, Art Teacher, Jessup Elementary
"Arianna’s use of humor, art, music, movement, and literature involved all of our students. The variety ways that students participated in the storytelling engaged their imaginations and strengthened their listening skills."
Holly, Teacher, Kingsville Elementary