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The Magic of Ohio

An all-new school assembly program!
Solid educational content throughout!
Geared for all elementary grades, K through 6!
Emphasis on Ohio facts and history!
Lots of audience participation!
Lots of comedy and surprises!
Suitable for any public, parochial or private school setting!
Easy to arrange - just email or phone 440-937-5488!

In The Magic of Ohio, Jim presents a program of ten magical routines that employ facts about Ohio, it's Presidents, inventors, explorers and historians, all from Ohio's rich history. each routine brings the students into a facet of Ohio, either past or present, to help them explore and discover the value of this great state.

James Kleefeld - Magical Entertainer

Educational Objectives

Routine 1 - Symbolic Change: Students are introduced to common state symbols

Routine 2 - Yours/Mine: Students will recognize a map of Ohio

Routine 3 - Color "O's": Students will recall native Ohio wildllife.

Routine 4 - Presidential Firsts: Students will recall Ohio presidential facts.

Routine 5 - Chapman Plants: Students will discover facts about Johnny Appleseed.

Routine 6 - Traffic Sleight: Students will recognize Ohio inventor Garrett Morgan and name an invention.

Routine 7 - Electric Bulbs: Students will recognize Ohio inventor Thomas Edison and name an invention.

Routine 8 - No Bounce: Students will cite an Akron area invention.

Routine 9 - Making a Flag: Students will recognize the state flag.

Routine 8 - The Best Invention: Students will recall facts about famous Ohio discoveries.

Download a copy of the Teacher's Guide for this Program.

About the Program

One after another, Jim's routines will keep students and teachers fascinated. As always, there is a lot of comedy and a lot of audience participation to help students focus on and remember the objectives and educational content.

Like all of Jim's programs, this is a professionally scripted show, written with proper sequencing for high and low spots to provide children with lots of excitement but prevent them from becoming unruly. Children who are called on to assist are always rewarded and never embarrassed. Teachers and principals always comment on how wonderfully Jim handles children. In addition, Jim adds special humorous touches that just the adults will understand and enjoy.

As always, Jim brings all of his own props and tables, has specially-tailored costuming and carries his own backdrop and "anywhere" sound system. This is an act that can be performed in almost any location, large rooms or small, stage, auditorium, classroom or cafeteria. It can be adjusted to be suitable for groups of from 10 to 250. Schools with larger enrollments should have two programs. Splitting a full-range school into, say, one K-2 program and another for grades 3-5 allows Jim to customize the language, objectives and vocabulary to the different grade levels. When performing for Primary grades, Jim will make the program lighter, faster and more fun. When presenting the same program to Upper Elementary, Jim will use higher vocabulary, and focus more strongly on the objectives and cause and effect.

To arrange for a program, just click this card or phone Jim.

Email Jim Kleefeld

Jim Kleefeld
Magical Entertainer
33510 Jennie Road
Avon, Ohio 44011-2042
(440) 937-5488

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