Class 301 seventh and eighth graders had a boost to their creative spirit with a week long workshop that combined History, Music and Drama. Resident Artists from Rooselvelt University’s Auditorium Theater visited us for 4 days to construct a dramatic representation of excerpts from a speech delivered by Martin Luther King. The text centered on MLK’s vision of a “beloved community.”  The project also bridged into our literature work this year as the speech was given in the same year as the events from our first quarter memoir “Warriors Don’t Cry.” At the end of the workshop, the class presented their interpretation of the speech to an audience in our school lunchroom.

Written by Craig Segal, Whittier School Literature and Social Studies Middle School Teacher

Roosevelt Resident Artists at Whittier School

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