This three part exploration by The Circus Arts Conservatory’s Education program gives a thoughtful look at tight wire walking through the Caldecott Award-Winning Children’s book “Mirette on the High Wire” by Emily Arnold McCully. To enhance the story the students will have the opportunity to walk a tight wire, learn new vocabulary, research circus terms and get a glimpse of Paris 100 years ago. Throughout the lessons, students are challenged to reflect on heroism, fear, friendship and responsibility.
- Ideal for grades 2-4
- Attempting to walking on a real tight wire is an original experience and the simulation creates a better understanding of the story
- “Mirette on the High Wire” is a team-building exercise helping students focus on their writing capacities by exchanging experiences, defining them, and building on them as a group.