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.
Visit the distirct’s Facebook page for photos from the event.