50 States in 60 Minutes

50 STATES IN 60 MINUTES at zeiterion

Monday, 10AM & 12:30PM

NOVEMBER 18


SUGGESTED GRADES: 3rd–8th


CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS:
US History and Social Science, World History, Civics and Government, Civil Rights, Women’s History


TICKET PRICE: $8

A GREATWORKS THEATRE PRODUCTION

Hold on to your hats for a breakneck tour of 500 years of American history in this fast, funny – and informative – tour de farce!

In one hour, your students will come face to face with Columbus, the Pilgrims, the Salem “witches,” George Washington, the Boston Tea Partiers, the framers of the Constitution, the Missouri Compromisers, Levi Strauss and his Blue Jeans, and the Gettysburg Address – and that’s just the first half! Add in Thomas Edison, the invention of movies, WW I and II, the Great Depression, FDR, the Cold War,the Civil Rights movement, the Women’s Rights movement, hippies, Watergate, Reagan and Gorbachev, and the invention of the internet, and you have a fun – but still useful – overview of the greatest social experiment in world history.