Teaching Humility Through Theater: Lanham Christian School's Third Graders Attend 'Anansi the Spider' at Arts on Stage
The third graders of Lanham Christian School recently had an incredible opportunity to attend Arts on Stage to see the play “Anansi the Spider.” This play was particularly special because two of our very own students participated in it, making it an even more exciting experience for the students.
The play was centered around the theme of humility, which is an essential lesson for children to learn. Anansi, the main character, is a spider known for his cunning and trickery. However, he soon learns that his arrogance and lack of humility cause him to lose the respect of his friends and family. Through his journey, Anansi realizes the importance of humility and learns to be a more compassionate and kind spider.
The play was an excellent way to teach the students about the importance of humility, especially as it is a value that can be difficult to teach in the classroom. By watching Anansi’s story unfold on stage, the children were able to understand the consequences of arrogance and the benefits of being humble.
In addition to the valuable lesson learned, the students also had a great time at Arts on Stage. The venue provided an immersive experience that allowed the students to feel like they were a part of the play. The costumes and sets were stunning, and the acting was exceptional. It was truly an unforgettable experience that the students will remember for a long time.
As educators, we must look for ways to teach valuable life lessons to our students, and attending plays like “Anansi the Spider” is an excellent way to do just that. We are grateful to Arts on Stage for providing this opportunity, and we look forward to attending more shows in the future.
In conclusion, the third graders of Lanham Christian School had a great time watching “Anansi the Spider” at Arts on Stage. The play was an excellent way to teach the students about the importance of humility, and the venue provided an immersive experience that made the play even more memorable. It was a great day for everyone involved, and we hope to have more opportunities like this in the future.