5th Grade Curriculum Connections in Puppetry, Social Studies and ELA

The 5th graders at PS 130 connect their Parade Puppet Residency to their Social Studies Unit on “Slavery and Freedom”. 5th grade teacher Mr. Zagami talks through the benefits of designing puppets and generating first person monologues based on research from a variety of texts. The students put themselves in another person’s shoes, and answer the question: “If I were a slave, would I stay on the plantation or run away?”