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ERIC Number: ED001778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 6
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TOWARD AN ENRICHED CULTURAL FUTURE.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
DEVELOPMENT OF INTEREST IN WORTHWHILE CULTURAL ACTIVITIES HAS BEEN ONE OF IMPORTANT EMPHASES OF THE HIGH HORIZONS PROGRAM. THE CULTURAL ENRICHMENT TEACHER HAS HAD THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR TEACHING MUSIC AND/OR ART IN ADDITION TO CORRELATING CULTURAL ACTIVITIES WITH ALL FACETS OF THE CURRICULUM TO PROVIDE INSPIRATION AND NEW EXPERIENCES AS WELL AS TO REINFORCE THE CULTURAL BACKGROUND AND HERITAGE OF ALL GROUPS. THE CULTURAL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM HAS ATTRACTED THE INTERESTS AND EFFORTS OF COMMUNITY GROUPS AND OF A COUNTLESS NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS, THUS ENABLING THE CHILDREN TO ENJOY INEXPENSIVE OR FREE CULTURAL CENTERS AND PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTIONS. "TOWN HALL THEATRE FOR CHILDREN" WAS ONE SUCH COMMUNITY ACTIVITY PUBLICIZED AND COORDINATED THROUGH THE SCHOOLS. THE HEIGHTENED INTEREST OF TEACHERS, CHILDREN, AND PARENTS HELPED TO VARY THE PRESENTATION OVER THE YEARS. TOWN HALL PRODUCTIONS HAVE INCLUDED PANTOMIME, BALLET, DRAMA, OPERA, AND COMEDY, AND CHILDREN HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET PERFORMERS IN FULL COSTUME AND MAKEUP. ANOTHER CULTURAL PROGRAM WAS "YOUNG ABE LICOLN" PRODUCED BY THE LITTLE GOLDEN THEATRE AND PERFORMED FOR CHILDREN OF HIGHER HORIZONS SCHOOLS. THE BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC PROVIDED MANY STUDENTS WITH AN INTRODUCTION TO OPERA. PLAYS PRODUCED BY THE JEWISH THEATRE FOR CHILDREN HAVE GIVEN HIGHER HORIZON STUDENTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT THE CULTURE, RELIGION, HISTORY, AND FOLKLORE OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE. ALL OF THESE ACTIVITIES ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE KINDS OF RESOURCES WHICH HAVE INDICATED A WILLINGNESS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EDUCATION OF YOUTH. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN THE "HIGHER HORIZON BULLETIN," APRIL-MAY 1965, SUPPLEMENT.
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Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers: Higher Horizons Program; New York (New York); Young Abe Lincoln