J.D. Williamson – Cartoon Art/storyteller

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J.D. Williamson
(Phone) 304-375-7888
(Toll Free) 1-800-453-3729
cartoonstogo@hotmail.com

PBS Storyteller, Author, Singer, and Artist J.D. Williamson will amaze and astound your students with his humorous and zany educational entertainment programs. J.D. sings and tells stories while drawing with audience participation. J.D. offers a variety of shows: “Buckeye and Mountaineer History Heroes! Read it, Write it, Tell it!”, “The Reading Express: Johann Gutenberg is Texting You!,” Anti-Bullying Programs: Character Counts and Manners Matter”, Thomas Nast: Civil War Artist”, “The Secret of Silence Dogwood: America’s First Editorial Cartoonist (Ben Franklin), and The World’s Geography. J.D. can design programs to meet specific learning goals and current classroom topics on request from teachers, with some advance notice. All presentations include student participation.

Age level: Grades K-6; 45 minutes; availability: flexible with ample notice. Requirements: Microphone for large auditorium audiences.

J.D. Williamson received a B.A. in Fine Arts from Berea College; he recently performed eight original stories and sketches for PBS television called, “Read It, Write It Tell It.”. J.D. performs at area festivals and in summer reading programs.

Social Studies-History Standard: Biographies can show how peoples’ actions have shaped the world in which we live.

  • Curriculum Guide Grades K-2

    • Language Arts and Social Studies

      • Letter recognition
      • Word/memory games
      • Shapes/symbols
    • Math and Science

      • Shapes, lines, angles
      • Counting
    • Arts

      • Appreciation of cartoon art
      • Shapes and lines
  • Curriculum Guide Grades 3-4

    • Language Arts and Social Studies

      • Appalachian Heritage
      • Famous people from history
      • Holidays
    • Math and Science

      • Geometric shapes
      • Symmetry
    • Arts

      • Appreciation of cartoon art
      • Symmetrical design
  • Curriculum Guide Grades 5-6

    • Language Arts and Social Studies

      • Famous people from history
      • Legends and tales
      • Context clues
    • Math and Science

      • Geometry
      • Measurement
    • Arts

      • Appreciation of cartoon art
      • Types of portraits