Education Through Entertainment

Keep Your Eyes on the Stars and Your Feet on the Ground

Posted on Wed, Jul 22, 2015

Another new living history program joins the Mobile Ed lineup - Teddy Roosevelt!

We have had numerous historical characters come through Mobile Ed over the years.  Our time machine has allowed Thomas Edison, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ben Franklin, Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain (and even Huckleberry Finn, if he counts) to visit tens of thousands of schools and institutions all over the country.  

One character that's always been missing from our menu is Theodore Roosevelt, but not anymore!Now, thanks to experienced historical performer Peter Small, Teddy Roosevelt joins our lineup of professionall "living history" characters!  We're very excited to be featuring another historical icon more off the beaten path than Abraham Lincoln, which while an excellent program, we realize many schools have already experienced and are looking for something new for this generation of students.

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The World Will Little Note Nor Long Remember... Today in 1863

Posted on Tue, Nov 19, 2013

One hundred and fifty years ago today, a tall thin man, weak and dizzy from an as yet undiagnosed case of smallpox, rose from a temporary platform to face a crowd of onlookers beneath a cold and drizzly gray sky. He was there to deliver “a few remarks” in dedication of an as yet unfinished cemetery. The previous speaker was Edward Everett renowned orator and the the main featured attraction that bleak morning.

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On Being Lincoln – A Quarter Century of School Assemblies

Posted on Mon, Oct 14, 2013

I wasn't always Lincoln.

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National Unity and The Living Abraham Lincoln School Assembly

Posted on Tue, May 22, 2012

Many of us are today well aware of the angry clash of vision which holds our government in deadlock between proponents of the two major political parties and ideologies. Conservatives and Liberals are more divided by staunch partisan hatred than at almost any time in our nation’s history. It is well to remember, that the last time tensions rose to these heights we embarked on a Civil war which devastated our country and claimed over six hundred thousand American lives.

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School Shows, School Assemblies and Ghosts of the Past!

Posted on Wed, Jan 11, 2012

These days many schools are felling the weight of state mandates testing and are opting to reduce time for assemblies and school shows. Those that do continue using school assemblies often try to focus them exclusively on tested areas such as Math and Reading.

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Assembly Ideas For Election Year 2012

Posted on Wed, Jan 4, 2012

This morning we all woke to news of the results of the Iowa Presidential Caucuses which took place last night. 

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Elementary School Shows and Teaching Kids To Love History

Posted on Thu, Dec 8, 2011

I was listening to NPR again this morning on my way in to work (I know, I know ... NPR again?), and I caught an interview with a gentleman by the name of Ta-Nehisi Coates which I found really interesting. He is the author of a recent article in The Atlantic entitled “Why Do So Few Blacks Study The Civil War?”. As a long time Abraham Lincoln impersonator, and a true lover of history, I was amazed that this was a topic which I had never before considered, and as I listened I realized it’s importance.

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Great School Assemblies For Middle Schools

Posted on Wed, Dec 7, 2011

Great school assemblies don’t just happen. It can take a little doing to select the perfect program to make a great fit for your school. And finding a great school assembly for a Middle School can be especially tough!

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