Kids Storytelling Institute

November 14-18, 2022

5th Grade Teachers! Save the date to bring your students to the Kids Storytelling Institute with storyteller Tim Lowry. 

This story-based initiative pairs up the curriculum with an immersive arts experience to create a unique

educational opportunity for teachers and students. 


Program Description 

Master Storyteller Tim Lowry will be offering his interactive one-man show, Thomas Edison: Ten Thousand Tries, where students will be treated to interpretive stories which include moments from Edison’s childhood, tales about how he developed the dynamo, and explore how electricity is made. At the end of the show, teachers will be given links to an online toolkit for expanded study lessons and students will have a science project to take home they can complete with common household items.   

Program Details

Location: International Storytelling Center, 100 West Main St., Jonesborough, TN 37659

Dates: Twice Daily shows Monday, November 14 through Friday, November 18 

Show Times:   9-11am or 11:30am-1:30pm (choose one)

Cost: FREE

Lunch Option: Indoor space is available at the Center for brown bag lunches. Space is limited and reservations are required.

Tennessee Academic Standards Addressed

5th Grade Social Studies – 5.03; 5.05

5th Grade English Language Arts – 5.FL.F.5; 5.FL.SC.6; 5.FL.VA.7a; 5.RL.KID.2; 5.RL.KID.3; 5.RI.KID.3; 5.RL.CS.4; 5.RL.CS.5; 5.RL.CS.6; 5.RL.IKI.7; 5.SL.CC.2; 5.SL.CC.3; 5.SL.PKI.5; 5.SL.PKI.6; 5.W.TTP.3; 5.W.PDW.4; 5.W.PDW.5; 5.W.RW.10

5th Grade Science – 5.ETS2