Program Flyer: Harry Houdini:The First International Superstar (CCSS aligned)


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Contact Information
Vicki Cobb
vicki@inkthinktank.org
302 Pondside Drive

White Plains, NY 10607
9149491104
Program Title
Harry Houdini:The First International Superstar (CCSS aligned)
Program Type
Individual Program
Program Rating
This program has not yet been evaluated.
Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons
Maximum Number of Participants
80
Minimum Number of Participants
20
Primary Disciplines
Social Studies/History, Language Arts/English, Performing Arts, Sciences, Literacy, Writing, Reading
Program Description
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.
Program 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.
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns
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/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
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
Program Length
About an hour with q & a grades 4-8
Program Cost
By Request: $300.00
By Request Premium: $270.00
Program Fee Notes
The price is per site. iNK Think Tank will invoice and collect the fee.
Cancellation Policy
We make every effort to re-book. However, a last-minute cancellation, with less than a two-day warning, will incur a $100 kill fee.
Is recording allowed?
No

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

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