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The Mayflower Sets Sail

The date is September 6, 1620. The Mayflower, a ship normally used to carry cargo, not people, set sail for the place we now call America. After two months at sea, the passengers were grateful to finally land, but the long winter ahead would have a major impact on their group. Of course, the arrival of the Pilgrims would have even more…

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The Titanic

Download the Poster Since her maiden voyage and tragic sinking in 1912, the story of the Titanic has fascinated people all over the world. Of course, part of the allure is the 1997 blockbuster...

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The Greensboro Four

Download the Poster On February 1, 1960, four young black men sat down at a whites-only lunch counter at a Woolworth’s Drugstore in Greensboro, North Carolina, and asked to be served. Following the example...

Laika the space dog

Laika the Space Dog

Download the Poster Here The date was November 3rd, 1957 and the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union was heating up. In October of 1957, the Soviet Union had launched...

Thomas Edison Lights the Way

Download the Poster Here The date was October 21st, 1879. Thomas Edison had been conducting experiments for 14 months, spending about $40,000 (about $850,000 dollars in today’s money) trying to perfect an incandescent light...

History’s ARTifacts

Thank you for checking out History’s ARTifacts. Here is a sneak preview of our new, free educational series, which will bring standards-aligned creative content into your classroom throughout the 2018-19 school year. Watch for...

Summer at NTC

If NTC’s educational theatrical programs take place within the school year, does NTC take the summer off? The short answer is no. Even though we do not have any tours on the road in...

No Really, It’s Free!

Whoever coined the phrase, “there’s no such thing as a free lunch,” clearly has never heard of The National Theatre for Children. NTC prides itself on performing educational theatre in schools across the country...

Meet NTCplayworks.com

If you’re reading this blog, you’ve likely hosted one of our school assemblies and have heard of NTCplayworks.com. But have you taken advantage of everything that NTCplayworks.com has to offer? Created and developed to...