L.E. McCullough is a leading exponent of K-12 Educational Classroom Theatre who has written 37 books including 330 monologues, 24 short stories and 176 educational plays on subjects including world music, curriculum, Christmas and Jewish holidays, American and world history, science, language arts, religion, folklore, Shakespeare, mythology, women’s history and current events … his K-12 educational books include "Plays of America for Young Actors"; "Plays of America for Children"; "Plays of the Songs of Christmas"; "Plays of the Wild West"; "Plays from Fairy Tales"; "Plays from Mythology"; "Plays of People at Work"; "Plays of Exploration and Discovery"; "Anyone Can Produce Plays with Kids"; “Now I Get It!, Curriculum Plays Vol. 1 & 2"; "111 1-Minute Monologues for Teens"; "111 1-Minute Monologues for Pre-Teens"; "Plays of Ancient Israel"; "Plays of Israel Reborn"; "Wild & Wacky Monologues for Kids".
L.E. McCullough has created original, curriciulum-based plays for the classroom that promote the study of history, current events, science and social topics of contemporary interest …hese plays can be successfully undertaken by teachers of all subjects, even with no formal drama training … if you are a teacher (grades K-College) or an arts specialist looking for innovative and inspirational ways to connect with your students or community, these Educational Classroom Plays by L.E. McCullough will be fascinating and beneficial.
Dr. McCullough has received over 50 writing awards, and his “Plays of America from American Folklore for Young Actors” is one of a select group of classics named to Glencoe McGraw-Hill’s Recommended Reading List for students, a booklist that includes classics such as A Separate Peace, Great Expectations, Lord of the Flies, To Kill a Mockingbird, Our Town, A Midsummer Night's Dream … his landmark volume “Anyone Can Produce Plays with Kids: The Absolute Basics of Staging Your Own At-Home, In-School, and 'Round-the-Neighborhood Plays” has become a educational theatre classic.
Dr. McCullough holds a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from Univ. of Pittsburgh and served 4 years as Administrative Director of the Humanities Theatre Group at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI), an educational youth theatre program where he created and funded numerous children’s educational programs and organized workshops for teachers implementing theatre programs in their regular curriculum. For additional information see www.pagesofhistory.org
Dr. McCullough’s educational plays and monologues are performed in the U.S., Canada, Africa, Australia and Europe — in schools, churches, synagogues, community centers, festivals, museums, historical societies and theatre venues of all kind including the Kennedy Center’s ArtsEdge Teacher Training Program; Level 3 Certificate in Performance (Acting) at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art; Douglas County School System Character Development Program; National Constitution Center Education Program; Houston Independent School District Multicultural Awareness Training; Schneider Children's Hospital Bereavement Counseling Program; New York State Association for Retarded Children; Hillingdon Manor School for Autistic Pupils in Hillingdon, England; International Preparatory School in Mauritius, Africa.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Numbers, Science, Archaeology, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, Arts & Music, Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music, Computer Science - Technology, Drama, Health, Geography, Life Skills, Religion, Critical Thinking, Literature, Family Consumer Sciences, General Science, Writing, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Dance, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, Earth Day, Informational Text, Women's History Month