Pull Together SQUARE

Featured Songs

  • Love Train
  • Don’t Laugh At Me
  • Weird-O
  • I Want Candy
  • Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
  • Pull Together
  • This Marvelous Relationship
  • Put A Little Love In Your Heart
  • Imagine
  • Everyday People
  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Preview

Study Guide

pdf-icon

Pull Together – Our character education show celebrates tolerance, diversity and cooperation

Available formats:

Full band for in-school assembly

Full band or duo for libraries

Keywords

Character Education Dignity For All Students Bucket Fillers Anti-bullying

Multiculturalism Diversity Nobel Peace PrizeImmigration

About the show

Pull Together can help create a school community based on dignity and respect.

We promote the idea that students’ lives are enriched by having classmates of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

Our words are reinforced with clever songs and compelling projected on a large screen.   We actively engage the audience throughout the program with simple hand movements, call and response and singing along. Rather than simply lecturing, we encourage the children to think for themselves and reach their own conclusions.

At the beginning of the show, we introduce and define the concepts of tolerance, diversity and cooperation.  We ask why some children tease other children and get a wide range of answers reflecting on someone’s appearance or unfamiliar behavior.

Suzanne reminds the audience that they must stand up for themselves and say “Don’t Laugh At Me.”  Glenn’s song “Weird-O” amusingly tells the story of his early classroom experiences.

A diverse community contains individuals with many talents.  Through cooperation, everyone can fill a unique role in addressing a problem.  Suzanne and Glenn sing “if we pull together, we’re going to get it done.”    We ask the children to tell us about projects the school has initiated to help the community.

We then focus on Nobel Peace Prize winners, individuals who have used their talents to promote harmony among nations.  As Suzanne sings “Imagine,” we show pictures of past winners. The audience is encouraged to clap for those they recognize, including Martin Luther King Jr. and Malala Yousafzai.

Glenn asks the audience if someone has to be born in America to be an American citizen.  While we sing “Everyday People,” we show photos of famous naturalized Americans from sports and entertainment.

The show ends with the song “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” as we show photos of individuals who have overcome challenges such as blindness or dyslexia.

More Shows