Can a building make you feel happy, sad, warm, safe, or curious? Architect Frank Lloyd Wright thought so. From Award-Winning Author and Storyteller Bob Kann comes the biography Frank Lloyd Wright and his New American Architecture book presentation.
Kann brings readers into Wright's prolific career, which spanned more than 70 years, and tells the eccentric stories behind some of his landmark buildings. Find out about Wright's works, from his Oak Park home, known to locals as "the house with a tree growing through it" to how Wright successfully built the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo to withstand earthquakes, and more!
As a bonus for signing up, your school will receive a FREE classroom set of Frank Lloyd Wright and his New American Architecture books. This program is geared towards 3rd-5th grade students. To register your school, contact Dr. Kann at email@example.com.
Bob Kann is the co-author of the Wisconsin Historical Society children's biography Cindy Bentley: Spirit of a Champion. Cindy was born with an intellectual disability but with encouragement and self-determination, Cindy became a champion in the Special Olympics and an advocate for civil rights. In this assembly program, your A@L School will get a chance to meet Cindy Bentley and learn about her amazing life. In advance, we'll send your school a FREE classroom set of Cindy's biography. During the assembly program, Bob will interview Cindy for about thirty minutes to introduce three major themes from Cindy's life which offer valuable lessons for your students. Following the interview, your students will have from fifteen to thirty minutes to ask questions to Cindy and Bob. In order to participate your school must host a "Mix-It Up Day at Lunch" event in conjunction with the assembly program.
This event is a simple call to action: take a new seat in the cafeteria. This project, created as part of the Southern Poverty Law Center's "Teaching Tolerance" initiative, encourages schools to organize a way for students to eat lunch with students they don't normally socialize with by having "Mix It Up Lunches." This program is geared towards 4th-8th grade students. To register your school, contact Dr. Kann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Arts @ Large has partnered with Dr. Robert Kann, author of Belle and Bob La Follette: Partners in Politics published by the Wisconsin State Historical Society, to offer A@L schools an opportunity to learn more about Wisconsin’s youngest state senator during a historical presentation (limit 400 students, $500). Each school that schedules a school performance will receive a FREE classroom set of Belle and Bob La Follette: Partners in Politics for their library. Appropriate for 3rd-5th grade students. To register your school, contact Dr. Kann at www.bobkann.com
Each Arts @ Large school that schedules a field trip to the Harley-Davidson Museum for their students (limit 60 students, approximately $400) will receive a FREE classroom set of the book Harley and the Davidsons: Motorcycle Legends for their library upon notification of Arts @ Large. Published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, Harley and the Davidsons is a great resource for the classroom that includes exciting connections between science, social studies, history and English. Appropriate for all grade levels. For more information or to schedule a tour, visit www.harley-davidson.com.
Bring your students’ imagination to life with a visit from the author of Snickeyfritz. Snickeyfritz tells the tale of three little girls who are stuck inside the house on a rainy day. After complaining that they’re bored, their Papa sends them on a clever little treasure hunt. During this assembly the book is projected onto a large screen for the students to see. The author also brings in artwork and artifacts from different countries that are featured throughout the scenes of the book, and give the students a chance to have an 'I-spy' treasure hunt, looking for the objects within the pages of the books. There will also be one or more characters from the book - giving the students a chance to see their size and construction.
Snickeyfritz was recently given a Mom's Choice Award! The judges for the award included Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; and Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling author. To book the Snickeyfritz assembly 'I-Spy' Treasure Hunt or the "How to Make a Ragadoodle" workshop visit visit www.woodennickelpress.com or www.snickeyfritz.com or call (414) 429.3892.