School Visits

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”

 

Roam 3D Book Cover

 

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. It also meets the Social and Emotional Curriculum requirements for Minnesota Public Schools.

This presentation with the book tie-in is appropriate for middle and high school students.

 

PRESENTATION TWO: “THE REAL DUST BOWL”

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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”

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!).

 

ON SITE VISITS:

MINNESOTA/WISCONSIN/IOWA: If your school is within roughly 75 miles of SE Minnesota, let’s talk! Send me an email through the contact form below and I’ll be happy to see if we can coordinate schedules. At the present time, I am NOT charging for these local visits; however, I do require students be given the opportunity to pre-order copies of ROAM or THE EDGE OF NOWHERE in advance of my visit. Please let me be clear: I do NOT want any student to EVER feel compelled to purchase a copy of my books. I simply require this option because experience has taught me that there are always students/teachers/parents who request copies on-site and are disappointed that I carry very few copies with me. Pre-ordering gives students the opportunity to purchase a copy in advance to have signed and personalized at my visit.

 

BOOK TOUR CITIES:

If your school is located within a 30 minute drive of any of the stops on my upcoming tour (see Events Page for more information), I am happy to try to coordinate a visit with your school if my schedule allows. Like the Minnesota/Wisconsin/Iowa visits, I am NOT charging for these local visits; however, I do require students be given the opportunity to pre-order copies of ROAM or THE EDGE OF NOWHERE in advance of my visit. Please let me be clear: I do NOT want any student to EVER feel compelled to purchase a copy of my books. I simply require this option because experience has taught me that there are always students/teachers/parents who request copies on-site and are disappointed that I carry very few copies with me. Pre-ordering gives students the opportunity to purchase a copy in advance to have signed and personalized at my visit.

 

CITIES BEYOND LOCAL OR BOOK TOUR CITIES:

I am happy to travel to your school. At this time I do not charge for the visit itself, but would require travel expenses (gas/airfare, food, lodging, etc) be covered in advance, and (like above) do require students be offered the opportunity to purchase copies of ROAM or THE EDGE OF NOWHERE in advance of my visit through.

 

REMOTE/SKYPE VISITS:

Through June, I will be scheduling a limited number of no-cost 30-minute Q&A Skype or Facebook 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.


For more information or to schedule a visit, please use the contact form below and I will contact you.

 

 

 

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