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Living Voices: The New American (9am & 1pm)

June 15, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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One event on June 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm

The Robert H. Jackson Center invites students in grades 3 and 4 to experience history in a unique way. On Tuesday, June 15, the Jackson Center presents 2 virtual performances of Living Voices’ the New American, at 9:00 am and at 1:00 pm. Living Voices is offered by TheatreWorks USA and students will experience a unique multi-media combination of theater, digital, and live interaction that creates a high impact experience and an unforgettable journey through history.

For students in the 3rd and 4th grades, New American tells the story of hard times in Europe in the early 1900s, which forced many people to pull up their roots, and set out for a new life in America. This is the story of one of these immigrants, an Irish girl named Bridget, whose first steps in America took her through Ellis Island to New York’s Lower East Side. The program follows Bridget as she is placed in steerage on a steamship headed for New York. Onboard, she makes a new friend and learns to weather the storms at sea. At Ellis Island, Bridget is tagged and numbered. Thousands of immigrants are crammed into a huge, noisy facility.

Registration is required to attend this free webinar. Please complete the form below to register. Once the form is completed, you’ll receive an email with the link and the passcode to the webinar (if you don’t see the email in your inbox, be sure to check your spam folder!)

Please Note: Because this program is in a webinar format, participants are unable to share their screens. If you have students participating in the webinar remotely, please be sure to forward the link and password to them directly.

These programs were made possible through the generosity of M & T Bank, Ahlstrom Schaeffer Electric, and Dan and Connie Evans.


June 15, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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