Dylan Pritchett visited Garrisonville Elementary in Stafford County, March 2001
Classroom Presentations, Curriculum Materials, Elementary School Assemblies, High School Assemblies, Middle School Assemblies, Residencies, Workshops
Conflict Resolution, Culture Studies, Drug and Alcohol Resistance, Social Skills Development, Storytelling, US History, Virginia History, World History
Dylan (pronounced Die-lan) Pritchett was born and raised in Williamsburg, VA. At age 11, Dylan became a member of the Fife & Drum Corps, and in later years worked as the African-American programs specialist for Colonial Williamsburg. Since 1990, he has been a full time storyteller. His unique style and focus on African and African-American stories provides audiences with opportunities to experience history, build self-esteem, and develop critical thinking tools. Storytelling is a kind of entertainment that requires good listening skills. Dylan encourages students to listen and pay close attention, use their imagination, and participate.
Scraps of History (4-12) is an outstanding session putting the African-American experience into its proper historical context. This classroom session involves the use of historical newspapers, diaries, pictures, and clothing. The experience gives students a better understanding of the West African slave trade; the Middle Passage; 18th and 19th century daily life; and an exploration of African-American and Euro-American similarities and differences.
The Storyteller (preK-12) African and African-American stories, riddles, games, music and constant audience participation are packed into this school assembly program. As the program unfolds, the students are taught universal morals and values, as well as enhancing their listening and analytical skills. The age appropriate programs focus on five major themes: moral teachings, building self-esteem, respect towards family, friends, and authority, a taste of African culture, and fun!