The third grade presented two student-written plays this week, each one focusing on how to build a fairer United States. The productions were guided by the Philadelphia Young Playwrights, who helped the children with their writing, staging, and acting. Also assisting were music teachers Shannon Coulter and Aaron Picht. Last but not least, kudos to the third grade teachers - Diane Butler, Miriam Harlan, Anna Parker, and Jane White – whose efforts were not only vital to the production of the plays but also critical in helping the children understand the issues of injustice and activism that were explored in the plays. (And thank you to Kate Riccardi for taking the photographs below.)
Here are a few photographs from Building a More Fair USA: Lady Liberty Leads the Way.
Here are some photos from Building a More Fair USA: Jazz Is . . . .