A Creative History Lesson at Middle Schools

Syracuse Stage Backstory CollageOn March 28, Camillus Middle School students had the opportunity to experience Syracuse Stage Backstory.

This is a live, interactive, and creative history lesson for upper elementary students through adults. Actors visit classrooms and other venues to bring historical characters to life. Audiences have the unique opportunity to interact with the character following the performance.

The historical figure this year is Annie Easley, an African American computer scientist, mathematician, and rocket scientist. She was one of the first African American computer scientists to work for NASA and helped develop the programming for the Centaur rockets and early versions of batteries for hybrid vehicles. Annie worked to break gender and color barriers while excelling for 34 years in a field dominated by white men.

Thank you to Syracuse Stage for bringing history to life for our students! West Genesee Middle School is looking forward to hosting this program on April 11.

More info: http://syracusestage.org/backstory.php