Virtual Residency: Syracuse Stage: Resiliency

Resiliency (8 video series – 30 minutes)

Suggested for Grades 2-8

Annie Easley, a Black woman, worked at NASA for 34 years. In her time, she saw many incredible changes both in the workplace and in the country at large. Annie’s resiliency is a personality trait that helped her to succeed despite adversity. Her mother always said “Annie, you can be anything you want to be as long as you work at it,” instilling in her a drive and determination that led to her long and groundbreaking career. In this Arts Engagement, students will experience relevant portions of the show Commanding Space – The Rise of Annie Easley and the Centaur Rocket, learn from the actor and the playwright how their own resiliency has helped them to tell stories, and participate in arts activities designed to help young people find and cultivate their own resiliency tools.

Learning Connections 
– English Language Arts (Listening, Speaking, Writing, Reading, Storytelling)
– Theatre
 (Playwriting, Acting, Theatre Design)
– Visual Art

– Social Emotional Learning 
(Responsible Decision-making, Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Interpersonal Skills) 
– History (History of the 1950s-60s, Civil Rights, The Space Race)
– STEM 
(Mathematics, Rocket Science) 
– 21st Century Skills (Critical thinking, Creativity, Communication)