Class Acts performances are provided as a public service of the Sampson CenterStage Performing Arts Series, the Sampson County Exposition Center, and the County of Sampson. Class Acts performances are totally funded and underwritten through the financial contributions of many businesses, corporations, civic organizations, and individuals from across Sampson County and are provided FREE to students in Clinton City Schools and Sampson County Schools.
The study guides provided and information below are designed to aid in preparing students for a educational and exciting performance. We encourage you to make use of these valuable resources designed to not only enhance each student’s theater-going experience; but to also complement their total educational experience.
In 1952, the Supreme Court heard a number of school-segregation cases, including Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. It decided unanimously in 1954 that segregation was unconstitutional; overthrowing the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson ruling that had set the "separate but equal" precedent. This one-man performance is the perfect way to start a discussion on civil rights. Whether in the classroom, a black history celebration, or as part of a civil rights forum, this entertaining and explaining tour de force encapsulates the high impact ruling for desegregating schools.
Grade Level Time
5th Grade 10:00 am
6th Grade 1:00 pm
Curriculum Connections: Where it counts! (National Education Standards) - LANGUAGE ARTS: Arts: NL-ENG.K-12.2 UNDERSTANDING THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE; NL-ENG.K-12.3 EVALUATION STRATEGIES; NL-ENG.K-12.4 COMMUNICATION SKILLS; NL-ENG.K-12.9 MULTICULTURAL UNDERSTANDING - ARTS: NA-T.5-8.1 SCRIPT WRITING BY PLANNING AND RECORDING IMPROVISATIONS BASED ON PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AND HERITAGE, IMAGINATION, LITERATURE, AND HISTORY; NA-T.5-8.2 ACTING BY ASSUMING ROLES AND INTERACTING IN IMPROVISATIONS; NA-T.5-8.7 ANALYZING AND EXPLAINING PERSONAL PREFERENCES AND CONSTRUCTING MEANINGS FROM CLASSROOM DRAMATIZATIONS AND FROM THEATRE, FILM, TELEVISION, AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA PRODUCTIONS - SOCIAL STUDIES - AMERICAN HISTORY - CHARACTER EDUCATION.