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Freebie Friday: Audio Drama & the Common Core

Classic theater + hard-core science? Language arts & science teachers have a gold mine in L.A. Theatre Works FREE streaming audio of  top-name actors performing plays that range from The War of the World to Pulitzer Prize-winning Proof  – a total of 24 titles. Especially useful in an educational setting is the inclusion of bonus supplemental content. Each play has a recorded interview with a scientific expert who connects the play with core knowledge such as Dr. E.C. Krupp, Director of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, commenting on Bertolt Brecht’s The Life of Galileo. Whether you are an audio connoisseur of  recorded drama, a gifted teacher looking for a unique way to connect and extend learning,or a science geek interested solely in the expert commentary, L.A. Theatre Works Relativity Series is an amazing FREE resource! Here’s the link and a further description below:

L.A. Theatre Works is proud to present the Relativity Series, an ongoing series featuring science-themed plays. The series currently includes 24 plays on topics from astronomy, physics, and cosmology to the mathematics of code-breaking, the ethics of scientific research, and the invention of television. Generously supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance public understanding of science and technology, the Relativity Series presents science as a thoroughly human endeavor, bringing to life the people and stories behind the research and invention which shapes and changes our world.



About the Author:

Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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