Friday, March 18, 2016

Malcolm X Celebrates National Women’s History Month with Five Plays

I'm so proud to be part of this amazing school community! Not only do the kids get a chance to be part of a theatrical production, but they get to learn about great woman in history while doing it. I love the diversity of the woman picked for the 5 productions and I even got to learn something as I'd not heard about Wangari or the inception of bloomers! I love that we live in a diverse community that teaches kids to fight for what they believe in and accept all people, the story of Wilma Rudolph (the play Holly was in) helped give her the determination and bravery to stand up to the BUSD school board last week.. I'm so grateful for the teachers, and parents.. And so proud of the kids...

Below is the press release from the district information officer and links to photo's and video of the plays


Malcolm X Elementary School 2nd graders performed five short plays on "Women Who've Changed the World" telling the stories of Dolores Huerta, Amelia Bloomer, Wilma Rudolph, Helen Keller, and Wangari Maathai. Their amazing script was based on stories taken from books about these courageous women, and transformed into theater by Malcolm X’s own drama teacher, Mariah Castle. The 5th grade Drama Club filled in as stage crew, and helped to insure a seamless production. The students were well prepared for their roles and articulately executed their lines in two assemblies and an evening performance for the parents.

Check out video of “Women Who've Changed the World” and enjoy photos of the production.

M X 2nd Graders - Women Who've Changed the World Photos:

M X 2nd Graders - Women Who've Changed the World Video:

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