All residencies are designed to incorporate literary and drama elements together with the Appalachian folk art of storytelling. They are core content based, make connections to other curriculum areas and use whole brain teaching strategies. Teaching materials and lesson plans, developed by Octavia, are provided for the teachers to keep and use.
Potential WRITING residencies include:
Elementary — Classroom activities focus on students writing a fictional story modeled after a Jack Tale together with Native American cultures and the Colonial period.
Middle — classroom activities focus on students comparing Jack Tales to stories from the Classical Greek and Roman periods and writing their own ‘Odyssey’ with Jack as the hero.
High — Classroom activities use the student’s writing of their own Jack Tale to explore and reinforce learning in the subject area being taught; from the study of famous artists to eastern cultures.
Potential STORYTELLING residencies include:
Elementary, Middle and High — Classroom activities focus on developing performance and technical elements as well as individual creativity to present an oral story, skit or play.