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Lona Bartlett - Storyteller, Puppeteer, Educator & Speaker

Lona Bartlett - Storyteller, Puppeteer, Educator & Speaker

Lona Bartlett is a performance artist, storyteller, puppeteer and educator at schools, libraries, conferences, churches, festivals, corporate and special events. Degrees in education and a small town upbringing in the Catskill Mountains open a gateway to a long list of presentations. No matter the

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Zitkála-Šá (Gertrude Simmons Bonnin)


Program Description

This program focuses on the life and works of Zitkála-Šá, one of my distant cousins. At 8 years old she was taken from her native home to live and learn in a government sponsored boarding school. She eventually became one of the most influential Native American activists of the 20th century.

Through storytelling students will learn about the forced assimilation of this young girl into the


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Program Detail

Program type: Assembly/Performance
Artistic Discipline: Literary Arts, Storytelling
Cultural Origin: American, Native American, Other
Subject: History, Language Arts, Literacy, Social Studies / History
Population Served Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Dates are available year round.

Available times:



Space / technical requirements:

Minimal space required.


Performance will be at your venue.

Fees / Ticketing:

One assembly $650

Two assemblies on the same day $900


NC Standard Course of Study:

Arts Standards

6.c.2 Use performance to communicate ideas and feelings. 6.c.2.2 Interpret various selections of literature through formal and informal presentations. Understand the traditions, roles and conventions of theatre as an art form Summarize the rules and purpose of audience etiquette.

Social Studies

6.C&G.1.5 Summarize the beliefs and practices that shaped power and authority in various
civilizations, empires, and societies in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

6.G.1.1 Explain how human and physical characteristics impacted migration and settlement in
various regions in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

6.G.1.3 Explain how innovation and technology influenced the migration and settlement of
people and the flow of goods and ideas in various civilizations and empires in Africa,
Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

Ex.6c&g.1 Describe the factors that influence change in rights and responsibilities.

EX.6.c&g.1.2 Describe the factors that influence change on rights and responsibilities for different locations.

EX6.c&g.1.3 Describe how the demands of various school settings may impact change in rules.

6.C&G.1.2 Compare how different types of government maintain power and authority.

NC Essential Standards:

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
L.6.4 Determine and/or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and
phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of
strategies: context clues, word parts, word relationships, and reference materials.
L.6.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language and nuances in word meanings.
a. Interpret figures of speech in context based on grade 6 reading and content.
b. Distinguish among the connotations of words with similar denotations.
L.6.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific
words and phrases; develop vocabulary knowl


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

Cancellation Policy

$300 cancellation fee that may be use toward rescheduling the event. A new date must be rescheduled within 2 weeks.