School Assembly Program Options
Full day programs (our most popular option) include:
--Optional After-School 45-minute Workshop for Teachers: “Storytelling as a Teaching Tool”
--Optional 45-minute Evening Program for Families: “Creating and Collecting Family Stories”
The day begins with two back-to-back 45-minute storytelling assemblies with stories age-graded for kids in each group. The remainder of the day can be divided into 45-minute writing workshops which focus on Robin’s four-step “Natural Born Writer” method. Please call or email to set up a custom-designed program for your school.
Half-day programs include:
Includes two back-to-back 45 minute assemblies. Stories are age-graded for K-3, 4-6. Robin tells traditional and original stories from his roots in the Pennsylvania mountains as a way of encouraging listeners to explore their own roots and create their own multicultural tales. Presentations include story performance, audience participation, demonstrations of old-time living skills and primitive musical instruments.
Evening Family programs include:
"Creating and Collecting Family Stories"
Robin performs some of his own family stories and shows parents and kids how to create their own family storytelling tradition. Based on his Parent's Choice-Award Winning Book, "Creating a Family Storytelling Tradition". Book signing follows performance.
Tipi-Raising programs include:
Field Trip: "Tipi Raising"
Robin brings this field trip to your school. This is a hands-on living history project designed for groups of 30-60 children. Working as a team, the students erect a 16-foot Cheyenne Tipi, indoors or out. Robin uses this magnificent structure as a teaching space to compare and contrast how the Lenape Indians who lived in Pennsylvania and the Cheyenne Indians who lived on the high plains of the Western U.S. used the plants and animals in their environment to craft a life based on a respect for everything that is alive. Robin has been conducting this field trip for 25 years and has safely and successfully erected this tipi in every imaginable school setting. Schedule allows for one morning and one afternoon tipi-raising group. Tipi will remain up all day on school grounds so all classes can receive a guided tour of they wish.