2019 Kids Storytelling Institute
5th Grade Teachers! Save the date to bring your students to the Kids Storytelling Institute with storyteller Tim Lowry.
This new initiative pairs up common core curriculum with an immersive arts experience to create a unique
educational opportunity for teachers and students.
The International Storytelling Center will host Storyteller Tim Lowry with his interactive one-man show “The World War II Radio Hour.” Students will be treated to a dramatic story from American history chronicling the Great Depression, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the D-Day invasion, and ultimate victory by the Allied Forces. All of these historic moments are re-lived through the adventures of a young boy, Jimmy, whose older brother served as a tank driver fighting the Nazi’s during World War II. In addition to hearing an exciting story that is based on an actual veteran’s experiences, students will participate in a question and answer session with the storyteller followed by a fun and exciting lab experience in which all students will help to re-create a vintage 1940’s style radio program complete with comedy sketches, big band music, commercials, and a dramatic scene from a classic cowboy show.
Location: International Storytelling Center, 100 West Main St., Jonesborough, TN 37659
Dates: Monday, November 11 through Friday, November 15 (choose one)
Show Times: 9-11am and 11:30am-1:30pm (choose one)
Cost: $5 per/person
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 – 5.52; 5.53; 5.55; 5.56; 5.58; 5.59
5th Grade English Language Arts – 5.FL.F.5; 5.FL.SC.6; 5.RL.KID.2; 5.RL.KID.3; 5.RI.KID.3; 5.RL.CS.4; 5.RL.CS.6; 5.RL.IKI.7; 5.SL.CC.3; 5.SL.PKI.6; 5.W.TTP.3; 5.W.PDW.4; 5.W.PDW.5; 5.W.RW.10
- Articles of interest written by Storyteller Tim Lowry to help students “Read More About It”
- Radio script/reader’s theater to perform in the classroom
- Writing lesson to help students create their own vintage radio superhero, write a scripted story for the hero, and record the script with studio quality sound effects
- Bibliography of websites, books, and primary sources
- Post-event link to recorded stories for classroom viewing and discussion
About Tim Lowry
Called a “human time machine,” storyteller Tim Lowry delivers engaging stories from periods of American History that are tailored to fit school curriculums and correlate to state standards. A certified teacher, Tim taught middle school language arts for five years. In 2000, Tim left the classroom to pursue a career as a professional storyteller. He is now hired as an educational consultant to bring creative and innovative programs to schools across the country and is approaching his 10,000th performance!
Student Ticket Subsidy Grant
ISC is pleased to be an approved member of the Teaching Artist program with the Tennessee Arts Commission, through which Tennessee public schools can apply for a Student Ticket Subsidy Grant to help fund tickets and travel costs to exposure-based arts events across the state. There are limited funds available for each school, so applying early is strongly recommended.