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Deborah Sampson: Revolutionary

Download the Poster Deborah Sampson was born on December 17, 1760. Always a patriot, she became a hero of the American Revolution by disguising herself as a man and joining the Light Infantry Company...

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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…

The Greensboro Four

Download the Poster On February 1st, 1960, four African American college students entered a Woolworth’s Drugstore in Greensboro, North Carolina, sat down at the lunch counter, and asked to be served. At that time,...

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...

NTC is Turning 40!

It’s time to blow out the candles: The National Theatre for Children (NTC) is turning 40 years old! NTC began as Small Change Original Theatre in a Minneapolis apartment back in 1978. The idea...