Performing Arts

Storytelling in Miss Lou’s Room

Category Performing Arts

Grades 1–3 (Half Day)

Curriculum Connections The Arts – Drama, English, Language, Social Studies, The Arts – Visual Arts

Inspired by one of Jamaica’s famous storytellers Miss Louise Bennett-Coverley, fondly known as ‘Miss Lou’, students explore stories from a variety of perspectives; as audience member, as participant and as story teller.

Using dramatic art techniques, students will hear, create and respond to issues relevant to their world.

Key Inquiry Question: How can learning to tell a story help you express yourself?

Program Objectives

By the end of the program, students will:

  • Appreciate the origins of oral storytelling in general and the work of Miss Louise Bennett-Coverley in particular
  • Participate in activities to gain an understanding of the role of storytelling within various cultures.
  • Use key vocabulary words correctly as related to storytelling

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