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NY State Standards
Drum and Spoken Word Component

Subjects Social Studies, English/Language Arts, Arts
Grades 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade
Author Jeff Haynes

Percussionist/Teaching Artist Jeff Haynes will begin working with students after they have been to Mount Gulian and have started working on their related assignments. Jeff's Arts in Education residency is designed to offer the following percussion based exercises in support of I See Freedom learning experience:

Students will work with Jeff on oral presentations of their (ELA assigned) essays and poems about James F. Brown, the Underground Railroad and Mount Gulian. Jeff will provide spoken word instruction/coaching on their delivery and staging of their original poems and essays.

Jeff will bring students together in a drum circle to help them discover the unspoken connection, dynamics and spirit of the Underground Railroad. Students learn to play together, listen to each other, to speak to each other (call and response) and to face the challenges of working together as one moving force.

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