Education Through Entertainment
As Detroit, our city, endures the misery of passing into bankruptcy, and basks in the unwelcome attention of the world, it is not a bad thing to reflect on a proud and storied past.
Recently in these pages we have been developing a Guide to School Assemblies. Today we will look at shows featuring live animals.
We have been giving you a guide to the world of school assemblies, aimed primarily at parents who are new to this exciting world.
Recently we have been developing a “Beginners Guide to School Assemblies” through this blog.
Just as school assembly programs cover all topics, they come in all different price ranges. Some are jaw-droppingly expensive. Some are surprisingly reasonable. Some are even ... gasp! ... FREE!
When it comes to picking school assembly programs some people know exactly what they would like to schedule. Some don’t have a clue! (There is a lot of that mentality about, actually!) When you set out to determine what shows to schedule you will find that you may have some staff who saw, say, a guy doing a Martin Luther King program at another neighboring school and thought it was great. They would really like you to get it for your school. You may also find that the principal really wants something on character issues or "character counts”. You may have a librarian who really wants to get in a particular author. The art teacher may want a residency by a particular artist. And so on.
Once upon a time, this country was a simple, evolving place, with farmers and pioneers spread out all across a rapidly expanding frontier. Without television, movies or radio, entertainment was exclusively live, and often rare, according to the the geographical location of one's home. So enterprising promoters began to organize tours to bring entertainment of various forms to remote locations. Shakespearean actors brought the bard's great works to tent-theatres during California's gold rush. Vaudeville was born, with musicians, dancers, comedians and dog acts sharing stages, some grand, some primitive, in venues all across the country.
There was only one possible choice for this month’s Mobile Ed Dog of the Month. While there has been so much publicity about this dog, for anyone who is not aware we will tell the story again.