Oh Give Me a Home - Music and the Kansas Prairies
Life on the Kansas Prairies in the mid-1800s, when Kansas was becoming a state, was very different than today. What was here on the plains 200 years ago? How did folks get here? What was it like? And what did they sing! All of these questions will be raised during this performance. Songs about the California Gold Rush, Underground Railroad, Trains, Cattle Drives, Stage Coach visitors and of course our State song are all part of this engaging and interactive performance.
Different versions of this program are available for the following grade levels: K-2nd,3rd-5th.
SECD: Self Awareness, Social Awareness
Appropriate for ages: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Aaron Fowler draws from 12 years as a public school teacher working at both the elementary and middle school level and more than two decades as a songwriter and educational consultant. Aaron is one of sixteen Nationally Credentialed Teaching Artists with Young Audiences.
Aaron also performs for Arts Partners in the duo “Adventures in Story and Song” and is a Kansas Wolf Trap and Baby Artsplay artist.
Thank you very much for working with our students this year. As a talented and very approachable adult, you made a positive and lasting impression. You adapted lessons quickly to match learning and emotional abilities. Lessons were fun and full of lighthearted, no pressure, laughter and direction. The kids have left this year with a sense of “I CAN.”
D. Miner, Sowers Alternative High School, Wichita
We are repeat customers and hope to always be. Songs are catchy and entertaining. I connect with the artist and want to hang out on the porch and jam all summer long. The program provides a mix of entertainment and learning. The hope is that more information is retained because it is presented in such a terrific way. Again the artist is amazing at spontaneously changing during the performance and interacting closely with a small group audience.
S. Bates, Anderson Elementary, Wichita
Aaron was excellent in connecting with students and staff. He has an incredible way of reaching out to audiences, feeding them pertinent information.
G. Cravens, Chisholm Life Skills Center
Aaron’s professionalism brought out the best in the students. His experience helped the students gain confidence from the residency.
R. Valdez, 11th grade, Heights High School, Wichita
He was great! He had the 2nd graders mesmerized. Everyone was singing along.
N. Squire, Art Instructor, Beech Elementary, Wichita
He totally captivated the kids of all ages within seconds of beginning. He encouraged participation from all students. Awesome JOB!
T. Belcher, Linwood Elementary, Wichita