SC-AA Monthly Offerings

The Governor’s School recognizes the valuable role that afterschool agencies play in the overall safety, wellbeing, and educational growth of students statewide. In order to connect with this community, SCGSAH is pleased to partner with the SC Afterschool Alliance to share resources and ensure that the arts are an integral part of this important student experience.  

Click on each resource below to learn more. New resources launch monthly.

SEPTEMBER - Memory Boards (Visual Arts and World Geography)

Want to engage your students with a hands on activity that explores world history and different cultures? SCGSAH Visual Arts Instructor Elaine Quave has just the lesson for you! Join her as she teaches about the Luba people of West Africa and shows students a creative way to document important memories and stories of their own.   Learn more.

Available September 1st

OCTOBER - Let's Illustrate! Fun With Folktales (Visual Arts and Literacy)

In this activity designed by SCGSAH Teaching Artist Daphne Cuadrado Andino, students will explore an illustrator's role in storytelling by illustrating a spooky folktale. A great way to promote literacy, creativity, and a career in the arts all in one lesson! Learn more.

Available October 1st.

NOVEMBER - I Like the Sound of That!  (Music and Literacy)

In this activity created by SCGSAH Teaching Artist Jeff Robinson, students will explore how music and sound effects enhance a story. Using found sounds, students will become "composers," creating their own soundscapes to accompany a read-aloud. Learn more.

Available November 1st

JANUARY - Arts Advocacy Postcards (Visual Arts and Social Studies)

Shine a light on the value of the arts in afterschool settings! Students will participate in Arts Advocacy Week by personalizing postcards and writing messages to their legislators. This pre-packaged activity includes resources to guide students and teachers on how to write an advocacy message and mail postcards to their representatives. Learn more.

Available on January 3rd.

FEBRUARY - Djole! Intro to African Drumming (Music)

Join SCGSAH Instructor Ben Weston on a journey to West Africa, as he introduces this unique family of instruments and guides you through the drum rhythm Djole! Learn More.

Available February 1st.

MARCH - Naming Your World (Creative Writing and Science)

In this activity, led by Emily Cinquemani, students start a poem by collect imagery that appeals to the five senses. Next, your students will incorporate research on native plants and animals they observe into their poems! Learn more.

Available on March 1st.

APRIL - Dancing & the Stars (Movement and Science)

In this activity, designed by SCGSAH Spark Training Coordinator and Actor Teacher Melissa McCrary, students will investigate the stars and constellations present in the South Carolina night sky, and create a dance to show movement through the months and seasons! Learn more.

Available on April 1st.