Ranger Mike is one of the marionettes that tells the story of the Chamizal border dispute and how the U.S. and Mexico used diplomacy and friendship for a peaceful resolution.
Ask the River recounts the story of the Chamizal dispute using marionettes!
With the help of four memorable characters, the program is designed to familiarize Pre-K through 2nd grade students with the Chamizal story. This interactive puppet program is approximately 40 minutes in length and includes a question and answer session with the puppets at the end of each performance. Ask the River was developed by La Compañia Teatral de Marionetas Shuto and Memorial staff.
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Attending one of the performance reinforces the following TEKS.
Language/Speaking/Purposes: respond appropriately and courteously to directions and questions (K-3).
Language/Speaking/Culture: connect his/her own experiences with the life experiences, language, customs and culture of others(K-3).
Language/Speaking/Audiences/Oral Grammar: ask and answer relevant questions and make contributions in small or large groups (K-3).
Reading/Culture: connect his/her own experiences with the life experiences, language, customs and culture of others (K-3).
History: distinguish among past, present, and future (1st); use vocabulary related to chronology (2nd); explain how local people and events have influenced local community history (2nd)
Geography: use terms to describe relative location (K); identify the physical characteristics of places such as landforms, bodies of water, natural resources, and weather (K-1).
Government: identify some governmental services in the community and explain their value to the community (2nd).
Response/Evaluation: begin to identify and apply appropriate audience behavior (K-2); respond to dramatic and begin to evaluate activities (K-2); demonstrate awareness of the use of music, creative movement, and visual components (K); observe the performance of artists and identify theatrical vocations (K-2).