fostering hope and weaving identity through documentary storytelling

Harriet Tubman Elementary School

The 2012 Identity Project Residency at Harriet Tubman Elementary was the result of a partnership with Young Playwrights Theater in Washington DC. While in residence at Tubman, The Identity Project reached over 40 1st and 2nd graders. Alesandra Zsiba worked closely with YPT educators to craft a residency model that inspired students to find daily affirmation through a unique pedagogical approach fusing documentary storytelling and visual literacy (ie. Visual Thinking Strategies).