My New York
Puppetry and new media technologies are in demand in schools today. The My New York program uses these art forms to explore historic figures, neighborhoods, current issues and landmarks of New York City. General population, ELL and Special Ed students are engaged on multiple levels as these residencies develop creative problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills through hands-on learning.
This multi-grade-level project aims to provide early childhood students with a strong foundation in the arts, puppet play, and collaboration, in addition to reinforcing social studies curriculum maps.
My New York looks to inspire young students to appreciate all the amazing things in and around New York City, to respect their neighborhood and to preserve the rich landscape of peoples, cultures, and history.
My New York was created following the incredible success of Bridging Brooklyn, a PiP program focused on the history of the Brooklyn Bridge for 2nd graders, which was funded by the NEA.
'Good Neighbor' Residency
Pre-K and Kindergarten residencies begin with a delightful age-appropriate puppet show. This literacy-based program immerses students in live puppet theater focused on cooperation and being a good neighbor. Students create puppets, improvise scenes and use dramatic play to interact with one another in positive and creative ways.
Create a Neighborhood with an Author/Illustrator
By focusing on literacy, student populations of all grade levels develop stronger communication and oral presentation skills through PiP's performance-based programs. These skills have proven to be highly effective in both English Language Learner and Special Education populations.
Stop-Motion Animation Grade 2
With Stop-Motion Animation, the computer and the camera become tools for showcasing and sharing collaborative work.
Here, 2nd graders use technology and teamwork to gain a deeper understanding of some of the city’s most colorful, historic figures and its diverse neighborhoods. Students become virtual tour guides of their surrounding boroughs via the computer and animation.
ABOUT THIS SPECIAL PROGRAM
My New York is a multi-grade, interdisciplinary program for early childhood students to explore New York City. This program can be booked for three grades simultaneously or a single grade per year.
Pre-K & K - 'Good Neighbor' Residency | 1st Grade - Neighborhood Toy Theater | 2nd Grade - Landmarks of NYC Animation
For a full program lesson plans click here.
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