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School one:

A musical presentation that focuses on creating a sense of togetherness within

the school and community. Several weeks prior to the performance date, the school is sent a copy of John's study guide: Hats Around The World. This guide explains how to make various foreign hats in the classroom using paper and other simple art materials. The art teacher or the classroom teacher can initiate art projects with their students. This project aims to inspire classroom discussions of various customs and clothing worn by people in other parts of the world, and how the cultures compare with one another. Children are encouraged to wear their foreign hats to the performance, thus creating the effect of the United Nations and a sense of unity and pride in the

school. John uses a combination of songs, movement, dialogue, and an assortment of hats and disguises from around the world. Children are constantly being reminded throughout the show to have an appreciation and mutual respect for one another.

"His onstage rapport with his student audience is one of the best I've ever seen."

Norbert Bukowski, Ed. Director Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa, FL

"Rave reviews as always...His multicultural songs are great for our very diversified schools."

Paulene Ross, Northeast Cultural Arts Center, Inc. Bradford, MA

Citizens of the World



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