For grades: K-6
Fees for live visit: Starting at $595.00 for single performance in Chicagoland area
Funding: Grants for Title One, STEM, PBIS, Character/Values Development
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The best program we've ever had! --- and we've had some good ones! --- Media Center/School Librarian
“I have never seen our students so enthralled!”
“The best program we’ve ever had!--- and we’ve had some good ones!"
"This production was a perfect fit for our curriculum."
Integrating • PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) • 'Character Counts' Values • STEM (Science, Technology, engineering, Math) • Common Core Standards for English Language Arts
Amos the mouse relates his overlooked partnership with Ben Franklin. After discovering how each can benefit from the other, Ben convinces Amos to put their partnership in writing. After all, “the pen is mightier than the sword.” As a result, Amos becomes instrumental in Ben’s many inventions and discoveries. But when Ben makes Amos a “guinea mouse” during his electricity experiments, Amos revolts. Soon after, Ben and the other colonists are also revolting against British rule. With the tables turned, Amos reminds Ben that “the pen is mightier than the sword,” and inspires him to help write the Declaration of Independence.
Based on the classic book by Robert Lawson.
BEN FRANKLIN AND ME is by Face to Face Productions which produces participatory in-school musicals addressing the Common CoreStandards, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Character Counts Values and PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports). For 28 years Face to Face Productions has produced original musicals which engage, enlighten and entertain school audiences with the artistic quality equal to "field trip" productions in large venues (at a fraction of the cost). To paraphrase Ben Franklin "A video is worth a thousand words." Check out clips from all of our shows on You Tube (Search under "Face to Face Productions" and the title of each show). You will see why over 100 schools in the Chicagoland area alone have invited us back for at least 18 of the last 28 years.
: I remembered the story from childhood and this production doesn't stray from it as many pieces of entertainment can. A scientific enlightenment on the man as more than just one who signed the Declarat... Read full review
: Your performance of BEN FRANKLIN & ME was truly delightful. The students were captivated and the feedback from teachers and parents has nothing but positive. Many (myself included) feel itís the best... Read full review