2019 Kids Storytelling Institute

November 11-15, 2019

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

This new initiative pairs up curriculum with an immersive arts experience to create a unique

educational opportunity for teachers and students. 


Program Description 

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. 

This program is made possible through the Sonia King Estate.

Program Details

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/student

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

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