Letting Off STEAM: Arts Integration Workshops

The Hanover Theatre Conservatory is proud to announce new field trip opportunities for the 2022-2023 school year!

Our STEAM and arts integration workshops aim to elevate school curriculum by giving students and teachers the chance to experience it kinesthetically, through the arts and real-world application. Taught by a professional theatre or dance teaching artist and created in tandem with a MA licensed teacher, these workshops are aligned with CCSS and MA state standards and are a great way to help differentiate classroom learning. Scroll down to see workshops for all age levels!

Workshops are $450 each and can accommodate up to 30 students each.

For More Information, Contact:
Kim Pheymannicie, Student Matinee Coordinator
kpheymannicie@thehanovertheatre.org or 508.471.1765

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

DANCING THROUGH SHAPES AND COUNTING
Recommended Grades: PreK-2
Topics Covered: Shapes, Counting, Height
Explore the connection between dance and math! In this workshop, students will use mathematical concepts as they become choreographers of their own dance! Students will learn the math that a choreographer uses to create different dances and will apply that knowledge to create a dance from scratch with their peers.
Workshop Length: 60 minutes
Applicable Standards:
ELA: PK.RL.5
Mathematics: PK.G.A, PK.G.A.1, PK.G.A.2, PK.CC.A.1, K.G.A, K.G.B, K.MD.A
History and Social Science: K.T1.1, K.T1.2, 1.T1.1-3, 1.T1.5
Physical Education: PE.2.1-3, PE.2.7
Dance: PK-K.D.Cr.02a, PK-K.D.Cr.02b, PK-K.D.Cr.03, PK-K.D.P.04, PK-K.D.P.05, 1-2.D.Cr.01, 1-2.D.Cr.02
SEL: SEL3, SEL4, SEL6-8, SEL10, APL1-5, APL8

 

LIGHTS UP WITH SHADOW PUPPETS!
Recommended Grades: PreK-2
Topics Covered: Light and Parts of the Body
Discover the phenomenon of shadow puppet shows! How does it work and how it is done? Students will explore the properties of light and how it interacts with opaque, translucent and transparent materials. Using that knowledge and knowledge of parts of the body, students will create shadow puppets for a story of their creation to share with the class!
Workshop Length: 75 minutes
Applicable Standards:
ELA: W.3, SL.1-6
Science: PreK-LS1-1(MA), PreK-PS4-2(MA), 1-LS1-1, 1-PS4-3
History and Social Science: K.T1.1, K.T1.2, 1T1.1-3, 1.T1.5
Physical Education: GD1.1
Visual Art: PK-K.V.Cr.01-03, PK-K.V.P.05, PK-K.V.Co.10
SEL: SEL3, SEL4, SEL6-8, SEL10

 

USING FRACTIONS AND GEOMETRY IN CHOREOGRAPHY
Recommended Grades: Grades 3-5
Topics Covered: Symmetry, Angles, Lines, Fractions
Explore the connection between dance and math! In this workshop, students will use mathematical concepts as they become choreographers of their own dance! Students will learn the math that a choreographer uses in order to create different dances and will apply that knowledge to create a dance from scratch with their peers.
Workshop Length: 90 minutes
Applicable Standards:
Mathematics: 3.NF.A.1, 4.OA.C.5, 4.G.A.3, 4.G.A.1, 4.G.A.2, 4.G.A.3
Physical Education: PE.2.1-3, PE.2.7
Dance: 3-4.D.Cr.01, 3-4.D.Cr.02, 3-4.D.P.04, 3-4.D.P.06, 5-6.D.Cr.03.a, 5-6.D.Cr.03.b
SEL: SEL3, SEL4, SEL6-8, SEL10

 

THE SCIENCE OF STAGE LIGHTS
Recommended Grades: Grades 3-5
Topics Covered: Energy and Circuits
Come learn how stage lights are powered in this real-world application of types of energy, energy transfer, and circuits! Students will learn about conductive materials, how circuits work, and different types of circuits. They will showcase their knowledge by creating a lighting design on a scale model of our stage, using a novel read in class!
Workshop Length: 90 minutes
Applicable Standards:
Science: 4-PS3-2, 4-PS3-4, 4-PS4-2
ELA: RL.1-3, RL.7, SL.1, SL.6
Visual Art: 3-4.V.Cr.01, 3-4.V.R.07, 3-4.V.R.09, 5-6.V.Cr.03.a
Technical Theatre: T.T.Cr.02, T.T.Cr.03, T.T.P.04, T.T.P.06, T.T.Co.10, T.T.Co.11
SEL: SEL3, SEL4, SEL6-8, SEL10

 

NAVIGATING THE DRAMA OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Recommended Grades: Grades 3-5
Topics Covered: Map Skills and Human Impact on the Environment, Social Emotional Learning
Based off the children’s story Two Islands by Ivan Gantschev, students will be immersed in an interactive story that looks at how two different groups of people with different mindsets impact the environment and the consequences of those actions. Students will be guided through the story and will have to decide how their group will proceed as multiple challenges and conflicts come their way!
Workshop Length: 120 minutes
Applicable Standards:
Science: 4.ESS3-1, 5.ESS3-1
ELA: RL.2, RL.3, RL.6, W.1, W.3, SL.1, SL.3-6
Theatre: 3-4.T.Cr.01, 3-4.T.Cr.03, 3-4.T.R.07, 3-4.T.R.08, 5-6.T.Cr.02, 5-6.T.Cr.03.a, 5-6.T.P.05
SEL: SEL3, SEL4, SEL6-8, SEL10

 

THE ENERGY BEHIND SHADOW PUPPETS
Recommended Grades: Grades 3-6
Topics Covered: Light and the Skeletal System
Discover the phenomenon of shadow puppet shows! How does it work and how it is done? Students will explore the properties of light and how it interacts with opaque, translucent and transparent materials. Using that knowledge and knowledge of parts of the skeletal system, students will create shadow puppets for a story of their creation to share with the class!
Workshop Length: 90 minutes
Applicable Standards:
Science: 4-LS1-1, 6-MS-PS4-2
ELA: W.3, W.4, SL.1, SL.6
Physical Education: GD.1.1
Visual Art: 3-4.V.Cr.01, 3-4.V.Cr.02, 3-4.V.Cr.03, 3-4.V.P.05, 5-6.V.Cr.01, 5-6.V.Cr.02, 5-6.V.Cr.03a, 5-6.V.Cr.03b
SEL: SEL3, SEL4, SEL6-8, SEL10

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL

THE ENERGY BEHIND SHADOW PUPPETS
Recommended Grades: Grades 3-6
Topics Covered: Light and the Skeletal System
Discover the phenomenon of shadow puppet shows! How does it work and how it is done? Students will explore the properties of light and how it interacts with opaque, translucent and transparent materials. Using that knowledge and knowledge of parts of the skeletal system, students will create shadow puppets for a story of their creation to share with the class!
Workshop Length: 90 minutes
Applicable Standards:
Science: 4-LS1-1, 6-MS-PS4-2
ELA: W.3, W.4, SL.1, SL.6
Physical Education: GD.1.1
Visual Art: 3-4.V.Cr.01, 3-4.V.Cr.02, 3-4.V.Cr.03, 3-4.V.P.05, 5-6.V.Cr.01, 5-6.V.Cr.02, 5-6.V.Cr.03a, 5-6.V.Cr.03b
SEL: SEL3, SEL4, SEL6-8, SEL10

 

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF LIGHTING DESIGN
Recommended Grades: Grades 5-8
Topics Covered: Material Engineering, Waves, Energy, Reading Graphs, Angles
Come learn what lighting designers need to take into account when they design for the stage! Students will look at how different equipment and material affects the look of the design and how color plays a big role creatively, mathematically, and scientifically. Students will use that knowledge to create a lighting design for a scene from a book they’ve been reading in their ELA class.
Workshop Length: 120 minutes
Applicable Standards:
Science: 5-PS1-3, 6-MS-PS4-1, 6-MS-PS4-2
Mathematics: 7.G.B.5
ELA: RL.1-4, SL.1, SL.6
Visual Art: 5-6.V.Cr.01, 5-6.V.Cr.02, 5-6.V.Cr.03.a, 7-8.V.Cr.01, 7-8.V.Cr.02, 7-8.V.Cr.03
Technical Theatre: T.T.Cr.02, T.T.Cr.03, T.T.P.04, T.T.P.06, T.T.Co.10, T.T.Co.11
SEL: SEL3, SEL4, SEL6-8, SEL10

 

CREATING DANCE WITH THE COORDINATE PLANE
Recommended Grades: Grades 5-7
Topics Covered: Coordinate Plane
Explore the connection between dance and math! In this workshop, students will use mathematical concepts as they become choreographers of their own dance! Students will learn the math that a choreographer uses in order to create different dances and will apply that knowledge to create a dance from scratch with their peers.
Workshop Length: 120 minutes
Applicable Standards:
Mathematics: 5.G.A, 6.NS.C.6, 6.NS.C.8
Physical Education: PE.2.8, PE.2.10, PE.2.11-12, PE.2.15
Dance: 5-6.D.Cr.01, 5-6.D.Cr.03.a, 5-6.D.Cr.03.b, 5-6.D.P.06, 7-8.D.Cr.01, 7-8.D.Cr.03
SEL: SEL3, SEL4, SEL6-8, SEL10

 

THE MATH BEHIND SCENIC DESIGN
Recommended Grades: Grades 6-8
Topics Covered: Area, Surface Area, Scale, Proportions, Congruence, Engineering Design, Tools and Manufacturing
Discover how scenic designers use geometry to create a set for the stage! Students will learn about the elements of design, how they relate to math, and how scenic designers bring their art to reality. Using a text from ELA class, students will use their knowledge to create a set design for a scene in the novel. Students will experience scale drawing and figure out what materials they need in order for a shop to build their design.
Workshop Length: 150 minutes
Applicable Standards:
Mathematics: 6.G, 7.G.B.6, 7.RP.A, 7.G.A.1, 7.G.A.2, 8.G.A.1
Science: 6.MS-ETS1-5(MA), 6-MS-ETS2, 8.MS-ETS2-5(MA)
ELA: RL.1-4, SL.1, SL.6
Visual Arts: 5-6.V.Cr.01, 5-6.V.Cr.02, 5-6.V.Cr.03.a, 7-8.V.Cr.01, 7-8.V.Cr.02, 7-8.V.Cr.03
Technical Theatre: T.T.Cr.02, T.T.Cr.03, T.T.P.04, T.T.P.06, T.T.Co.10, T.T.Co.11
SEL: SEL3, SEL4, SEL6-8, SEL10

 

ANALYZING CITIZENSHIP THROUGH PROCESS DRAMA
Recommended Grades: Grades 6-8
Topics Covered: Map Skills, Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens, Human Impact on the Environment
Based off the children’s story Two Islands by Ivan Gantschev, students will be immersed in an interactive story that looks at how two different groups of people with different mindsets impact the environment and the consequences of those actions. Students will be guided through the story and will have to decide how their group will proceed as multiple challenges and conflicts come their way!
Workshop Length: 150 minutes
Applicable Standards:
History and Social Science: 8.T4.7, 8.T4.8, 7.T4.10, 7.T4.12, 7.T4.13
Science: 7.MS-ESS3-4
ELA: RL.2, RL.3, RL.6, W.1, W.3, SL.1, SL.3-6
Theatre: 5-6.T.Cr.02, 5-6.T.Cr.03.a, 5-6.T.Cr.03.b, 5-6.T.P.05, 5-6.T.P.06, 7-8.T.Cr.03.a
SEL: SEL3, SEL4, SEL6-8, SEL10

 

MATH THROUGH CHOREOGRAPHY
Recommended Grades: Grades 8-12
Topics Covered: Congruence, Similarity, Transformations
Explore the connection between dance and math! In this workshop, students will use mathematical concepts as they become choreographers of their own dance! Students will learn the math that a choreographer uses in order to create different dances and will apply that knowledge to create a dance from scratch with their peers.
Workshop Length: 120 minutes
Applicable Standards:
Mathematics: 8.G.A.1, 8.G.A.4, G-CO.A, G-CO.B
Physical Education: PE.2.17-18, PE.2.26
SEL: SEL3, SEL4, SEL6-8, SEL10

HIGH SCHOOL

MATH THROUGH CHOREOGRAPHY
Recommended Grades: Grades 8-12
Topics Covered: Congruence, Similarity, Transformations
Explore the connection between dance and math! In this workshop, students will use mathematical concepts as they become choreographers of their own dance! Students will learn the math that a choreographer uses in order to create different dances and will apply that knowledge to create a dance from scratch with their peers.
Workshop Length: 120 minutes
Applicable Standards:
Mathematics: 8.G.A.1, 8.G.A.4, G-CO.A, G-CO.B
Physical Education: PE.2.17-18, PE.2.26
SEL: SEL3, SEL4, SEL6-8, SEL10

 

THE MATH BEHIND SCENIC DESIGN
Recommended Grades: Grades 9-12
Topics Covered: Engineering Design, Transformations, Congruence, 2D and 3D Relationships, Geometry in Design
Discover how scenic designers use geometry to create a set for the stage! Students will learn about the elements of design, how they relate to math, and how scenic designers bring their art to reality. Using a text from ELA class, students will use their knowledge to create a set design for a scene in the novel. Students will experience scale drawing and model building as they work to bring their 2D drawing to life.
Workshop Length: 150 minutes
Applicable Standards:
Science: HS-ETS2-1(MA)
Mathematics: G-CO.A, G-CO.B, G-GMD.B, G-MG.A
ELA: RL.1-4, SL.1, SL.6
Visual Arts: F.V.Cr.02, F.V.Cr.03
Technical Theatre: T.T.Cr.02, T.T.Cr.03, T.T.P.04, T.T.P.06, T.T.Co.10, T.T.Co.11
SEL: SEL3, SEL4, SEL6-8, SEL10

 

THE STEM OF LIGHTING DESIGN
Recommended Grades: Grades 9-12
Topics Covered: Circuits, Energy Conversion, Trigonometry
Come learn what lighting designers need to take into account when they design for the stage! Students will look at how different equipment and material affects the look of the design and how lighting designers and master electricians bring it to life. Using a light plot of the theatre and a known set design, students will have to figure out how to best use the equipment available to properly light the stage.
Workshop Length: 120 minutes
Applicable Standards:
Mathematics: G-SRT.C, G-SRT.D
Science: HS-PS2-9(MA), HS-PS3-1, HS-PS3-3, HS-PS4-1
ELA: RL.1-4, SL.1, SL.6
Technical Theatre: T.T.Cr.02, T.T.Cr.03, T.T.P.04, T.T.P.06, T.T.Co.10, T.T.Co.11
Visual Arts: F.V.Cr.02, F.V.Cr.03
SEL: SEL3, SEL4, SEL6-8, SEL10

 

ANALYZING THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE THROUGH PROCESS DRAMA
Recommended Grades: Grades 9-12
Topics Covered: Map Skills, Immigration, Industrialization, Colonization, Human Impact on the Environment
Based off the children’s story Two Islands by Ivan Gantschev, students will be immersed in an interactive story that looks at how two different groups of people with different mindsets impact the environment and the societal consequences of those actions. Students will be guided through the story and will have to decide how their group will proceed as multiple challenges and conflicts come their way!
Workshop Length: 150 minutes
Applicable Standards:
History and Social Sciences: USI.T3.1. USI.T6.1-2, USII.T1.1-2, WHI.T1.1, WHII.T1.3, WHII.T1.5, WHII.T2.1, WHII.T2.3, ECON.T1.1, ECON.T1.2, ECON.T1.4, ECON.T1.6, ECON.T1.7, ECON.T7.1, ECON.T7.4
Science: HS-ESS3-1, HS-ESS3-3
ELA: RL.2, RL.3, RL.6, W.1, W.3, SL.1, SL.3-6
Theatre: F.T.Cr.02, F.T.Cr.03
SEL: SEL3, SEL4, SEL6-8, SEL10

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