Feb. 9, 2016
Liberty Elementary School students (grades K-4) found themselves traveling around the globe on Tuesday, Feb. 9 with some fun “folk trails” from Broadway actor, national storyteller, comedian and singer Tim Hartman.
Known primarily for his work on the stage, Hartman told students that his favorite job is performing his own brand of standup comedy in the form of storytelling.
According to Hartman, "bullying has become a hot topic for schools all across the country. Storytelling is the universal language that can address this problem."
Liberty Elementary students followed Hartman on a storytelling journey around the globe to visit a bullied South American crab; a Native American Bear who likes to pick on smaller animals; and a Japanese Lord who would do whatever it took to save his people.
The show aims to encourage children to see how much better the world would be if generosity, kindness and self-sacrifice were the first reaction to every situation.
This performance was provided to Liberty Elementary School through an Arts in Education grant. Teachers incorporated lessons on art, storytelling and its historical and cultural background into their classrooms in anticipation of the event.
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