C.H. Armstrong enjoys visiting elementary, middle school and high school classrooms. At the present, Armstrong offers three unique presentations:
PRESENTATION ONE: “THE IMPORTANCE OF KINDNESS”
In this interactive presentation, Armstrong utilizes the themes found in ROAM to impress upon students the positive (or negative) difference each person can make in the tiniest connections with others
With a theme tie-in to Harper Lee’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, Armstrong utilizes role play with students to illustrate the importance of empathy and understanding, challenging them to decide who they want to be and how they wish to be remembered.
Educators and librarians have called ROAM a “study in empathy” and a “must have” for all middle and high school classrooms and libraries.
This presentation with the book tie-in is appropriate for middle and high school students, and also meets the Social and Emotional Curriculum requirements for Minnesota Public Schools..
PRESENTATION TWO: “THE REAL DUST BOWL”
In this historically accurate presentation, Armstrong uses her novel, THE EDGE OF NOWHERE, to bring to life for students the true hardships of The Great Depression and The Dust Bowl.
An Oklahoma native, Armstrong grew up on the stories other grandmother’s struggles as a young widow raising fourteen children during the Dust Bowl in Oklahoma. Tying together historically accurate media from the era with her family’s true experiences, Armstrong helps students understand the era through a new and more personal lens.
This presentation is appropriate for all ages and has been especially popular in Oklahoma History classrooms, as well as English Literature classrooms studying THE GRAPES OF WRATH.
PRESENTATION THREE: “WRITING AND PUBLISHING AT ANY AGE”
In this presentation, Armstrong walks students through the writing and publishing process, answering questions of (1) how to get started, (2) what are the various paths to publishing and, maybe most importantly, (3) Am I too young to get published? (Answer: NO!).
Cost for visits is negotiable and takes into consideration: (1) the distance traveled, (2) whether overnight lodging is required, (3) the venue/audience, (4) whether the organization is for-profit or non-profit, and (5) the number of presentations requested per venue. Significant discounts and/or gratis presentations are available for public schools and non-profit organizations. For more information, use the form below:
Through November 2019, I will be scheduling a limited number of no-cost 30-minute Q&A Skype or FaceTime visits with classrooms. The format for these visits is informal, and is meant to be an opportunity for students to have face-time with an author to ask those burning questions they’ve been dying to ask.