We The People
We the People is an apolitical musical journey through the US Constitution, the three branches of government, our 45 presidents and a brief education on the founding fathers of our great country.
Pennsylvania Curriculum Standards
(A=Assembly; W=Workshop; R=Residency)
8.2.3 (6) Understand the political and cultural contributions of individuals and groups to Pennsylvania history.
8.3.3 (6) Identify contributions of individuals and groups to United States history.
9.2.1 C Create and Perform Music
National Core Arts
Anchor Standard #10. Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
Anchor Standard #11. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.
MU:Pr6.1.3b Demonstrate performance decorum and audience etiquette appropriate for the context and venue.
Art Form(s): Music, Spoken Word/Literary Arts
Assembly, Workshop, and Residency Offerings
We The People Residency
During an extended residency, students can expect to be introduced to fifteen of the founding fathers and each compose a short poem/rap about their subject, which will then be set to music. They will learn a rap about the three branches of government and be divided into three teams, representing the branches. They will also learn a group song of the preamble to the Constitution. All that they learn will ideally culminate in a final presentation for their peers.
Best for: 2-12 • Special Needs • After-School/Community
Christian Nathaniel King is an American singer, songwriter, actor, dancer, and advocate. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he attended high school at Philadelphia Creative and Performing Arts and participated in the Kimmel Center’s “ShowStoppers Allstars,” a leadership and talent development program for high school students interested in musical theatre. He has done numerous productions, stage plays, and musicals, and has been an opening act to many celebrities. Christian was also nominated in the Georgia Shuler Awards (a program that embodies a spirit of camaraderie and celebration for the arts in high schools across Georgia) in the category of Best Supporting Actor.
Christian now performs in many cities and is excited to bring his music skills to students in Greater Philly.
Joined Musicopia: 2019