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Hear, There Be Dragons

Curriculum: Competency Progressions, Science, Fine Arts, English Language Arts and Literature

Show Synopsis:

A castle, dragons, and bullwhips… oh, my! This tale takes place off the edge of the map in the fictional world of Castle Alphabet where the head horse wrangler, Will O’ The Whisper, can’t bring the unruly new stallion to heel. Engaging the help of the mystical groundskeeper Alcuvius, Will discovers that the horse is not ill-tempered but hard of hearing. But just when resolution seems at hand, Debby the Dragon makes her Fiery appearance.


Employing ASL (American Sign Language) and incorporating the science of sound, your students will be entertained while getting a lesson in inclusion and diversity with a pinch of science as well. 

Competency Progressions:

"I consider similar or different points of view across a variety of contexts."

"I advocate for fair treatment of members of my groups and communities."

"I identify and apply approaches to reach shared understandings between differing perspectives."


Measurable properties

Speed of moving objects

Characteristics of sound

English Language Arts and Literature:

Oral story telling

Interactive theatre 

Multimedia storytelling

Duration: 45 mins

Max audience: 550

Cost: contact us for pricing


Deer Run School would like to thank you for your recent performance of “Hear, There Be Dragons”. Students especially enjoyed the magic tricks and demonstration of the bull whip. When asked, students said:

  • “I liked learning the science behind the magic tricks”. – Grade 1 Student

  • “The magic was really cool. I loved that the video had sign language. This made the show inclusive and allows everyone to enjoy. – Grade 6

  • “ I love the bull whip and the VERY loud sound it made. Learning how sound travels through different types of matter was interesting”. – Grade 6 student

  • “The students found the performance engaging. They LOVED learning that magic is really science. This allowed for further conversation and learning in the classroom.” – Division 1 Teacher

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