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Harry Houdini:The First International Superstar (CCSS aligned) by Vicki Cobb

from Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank

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Vicki Cobb brings her entertaining biography of Harry Houdini to life through readings from her book and a slide show of photos and posters. 


Harry Houdini, born Erich Weiss was the
first generation American of Hungarian Jewish immigrants.  He became the first international superstar
beginning with magic tricks and becoming an escape artist.  Houdini descripted himself as a “flimflammer”
and became incensed at the use of trade secrets to prey upon bereaved loved
ones looking to communicate with the dead. 
Sid Radner, who was the protégé of Harry’s brother Theo, “Hardeen” Weiss,
inherited all of Harry’s show-biz memorabilia. 
He vetted the book and called Cobb on her mobile phone to tell her it
was the best bio he had ever read of Houdini.  

 She also discusses the process of writing a biography and what the author must bring to the project.

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About This Program

Cost

By Request: $300.00
By Request Premium: $270.00


The price is per site. iNK Think Tank will invoice and collect the fee.

Length

About an hour with q & a grades 4-8


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

20

Maximum participants:

80


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Language Arts/English, Performing Arts, Sciences, Literacy, Writing, Reading


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)



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Provider's Cancellation Policy

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Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank

White Plains, NY
United States

The Common Core State Standards have focused attention on process and using nonfiction in the classroom. Our Authors on Call from iNK Think Tank embody the CCSS. This team uses their extraordinary breadth of knowledge to transform today's classrooms into vital centers of learning. These authors are experts in processing enormous amounts of information, sifting through it and synthesizing it into works with added value. So why not talk to these masters of 21st century skillsand let them unpack their process for your students? They are eager to share their knowledge with you and to help you inspire your students with books kids love to read about subjects you're required to teach. So far our authors include Jan Adkins, Vicki Cobb, Heather Montgomery, Roxie Munro, Dorothy Hinshaw Patent,Carla Killough McClafferty, Aline Alexander Newman, David M. Schwartz, Alexandra Siy, Steve Swinburne , Peggy Thomas, and Andrea Warren. Keep coming back as we add more authors and new programs.

Contact:
Vicki Cobb
email@vickicobb.com
9149491104

Program Details

Format

Vicki Cobb reads from her book and narrates a slide show. There are about 15 minutes for students to ask questions.

Objectives

The students will:
*gain an understanding of everyday life at the end *of the nineteenth and beginning of the 20th centuries.
*gain an appreciation for Houdini's ethics--when is it ok to fool people and when is it not?
*learn some of the techniques needed to write a biography, especially about someone who is as well-documented as Houdini
*gain some understanding of the drive behind the success of a first-generation American, son of poor immigrants.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Theater/ Comparing and Connecting Art Forms By Describing Theatre, Dramatic Media (Such As Film, television, and Electronic Media), and Other Art Forms , Theater/ Understanding Context by Recognizing the Role of Theatre, Film, Television, and Electronic Media in Daily Life , English/ Reading for Perspective , English/ Reading for Understanding , English/ Multicultural Understanding , Science in Personal and Social Perspectives , History and Nature of Science , Civics/ Other Nations and World Affairs , U.S. History 5 - 12/ Era 7: The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930) , World History/ The 20th Century

State Standards

Theater/ Comparing and Connecting Art Forms By Describing Theatre, Dramatic Media (Such As Film, television, and Electronic Media), and Other Art Forms , Theater/ Understanding Context by Recognizing the Role of Theatre, Film, Television, and Electronic Media in Daily Life , English/ Reading for Perspective , English/ Reading for Understanding , English/ Multicultural Understanding , Science in Personal and Social Perspectives , History and Nature of Science , Civics/ Other Nations and World Affairs , U.S. History 5 - 12/ Era 7: The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930) , World History/ The 20th Century