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Cootie Shots: Theatrical Inoculations Against Bigotry for Kids, Parents and Teachers: Plays, Poems & Songs (Fringe Benefits)by Norma Bowles
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For nearly two years, Fringe Benefits, a team of professional artists, teachers, parents and youth, have been working to concoct Cootie Shots, a delicious assortment of plays, songs and interactive performance pieces that promote tolerance and celebrate diversity by presenting role models of people of many different races, classes, genders, abilities, sexual orientations, religions, shapes and sizes. In all, Cootie Shots is comprised of about 50 2-15 minute educational plays for Elementary School audiences.
The lessons covered are:
o Love is what makes a family
o Children should feel free to play with whatever toys appeal to them, study whatever subjects interest them and choose career paths unhindered by gender stereotypes
o Name-calling is never acceptable
o Putting people down because how they look and whom they love is neither kind nor fair.
The cast of characters includes:
Alexander the Great
The Statue of Liberty
A constructive way to help children deal with bullying, name-calling and sissy-baiting.
Fringe Benefits, a team of professional artists, teachers, parents, and youth, present this assortment of plays, songs, and interactive performance pieces that promote tolerance and celebrate diversity. "Cootie Shots" includes more than two dozen five-20 minute educational plays for elementary school audiences.
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