ERIC Number: ED442152
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Sogolon Marionettes. Cue Sheet for Teachers.
Flynn, Rosalind M.
This performance guide is designed to help teachers prepare students to see the Sogolon Marionettes performing one of two stories from the West African country of Mali. The guide, called a "Cuesheet," contains four activity sheets for use in class, addressing: (1) About the Performance (offering a performance overview of the stories, and some helpful vocabulary about the stories or puppetry); (2) Getting Ready To See Sogolon Marionettes (locating the country of Mali, discussing the ancient tradition of puppetry in West Africa, exploring the telling of stories without words, discussing the puppets themselves, becoming a marionette oneself, introducing the master puppeteer, and things to watch for during the performance); and (3) Going to the Kennedy Center (helping students understand the important role of the audience in a live performance, and discussing visiting the Kennedy Center). Resources for further exploration are listed. (SR)
Descriptors: Audiences, Class Activities, Cultural Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Puppetry
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Mali