From the Mayflower Through King Philip's War Storytelling & ELA


From the Mayflower Through King Philip's War

Type: Performance|Remote
Art Form: Storytelling & ELA|History, Math, Science
Grade Level: 3 - 12
Scheduling Request

Drawing from the research in his book, Tougias discusses the causes, the battles, and the aftermath of America’s first war between colonists and native people, covering the time period between the landing of the Pilgrims in 1620 to King Philip's Indian War in 1675. He illustrates the topic with dramatic photography slides and then discusses the research and writing process behind his two books on the subject, one, a history of the war, and the other, a historical novel.

Program available in person, or live online.

Length: 45-55 Minutes
Audience Limit: 300
Curriculum Connection: Storytelling, Writing Process, Publication, Native American History, Massachusetts History, US History

For scheduling in person, venue must schedule a minimum of 2 performances/day


Single Performance: $500
Additional Performances: $400
Travel: $75 per day
Pricing may vary for weekends/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts

Remote (Live Online): 

School sets up link for remote meeting and makes the artist a co-host. Screen share must be enabled. Artist may need to sign on 20-30 minutes prior to the meeting to check sound levels. A representative from the school must be on the call to facilitate Q+A and mute students as needed. Please introduce the performer as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts artist.



Minimum of 2/day for in person performances. 


  • 1 reserved parking space
  • Water for 1 person

Performance Space:

  • Multimedia projector for Michael to hook his computer (PC) up to
  • Projection screen
  • Large table to display artifacts and books
  • Electrical outlet
  • Extension cord
  • Microphone if over 75 students (if possible).
  • Performance space must be spacious enough for the above items to fit at the front of the room with space for artist to walk around during presentation.

Arrival time before first performance: 30 minutes

Strike time: 30 minutes

Time needed between performances: 5 minutes.

Teachers are asked to model appropriate audience behavior for students.

Please introduce the performer as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts artist.

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