BULLYING: A CLASSIC(AL) DILEMMA
Ancient Greek storyteller Homer calls upon Zeus and Mount Olympus to solve a problem faced by students today: bullying. In a participatory odyssey through time that weaves poetic verse with rap, togas with football jerseys, and mythical masks with Converse sneakers, these Greeks show your students why violence, gossip, peer pressure and by-standing do not stop bullying. Suitable for Grades 3-5.
LA TORTUGA SIN AMIGOS: The Turtle Without Friends
A mean Turtle loses all his friends because he calls them names, makes them cry, hurts their feelings and threatens them. He learns the value of an apology, manners and friendship in this participatory tale from Costa Rica told in Spanish and English where the audience joins in the telling as iguanas, bats, pigs and cows. Suitable for ages 3-10, Great for families!
Meet Kyle, an outcast and loner; Shanté, the big personality with huge insecurity; Ashley, a girl who does not stand up for herself and Josh, with a troubled home life and anger issues. They all have secrets that involve bullying. What kind of people do they want to be and how do they deal with being teenagers during a hard, confusing, isolating time in their lives? Will their secrets get out? Appropriate for High School and 8th grade.
Show can be accompanied with a talk back and workshops for students and teachers facilitated by DIVERSITY INITIATIVES.