Theatre in the American Frontier
Grades: 3 - 5

Video Description: New October 2022! Learn of the efforts of one actor, Noah Miller Ludlow, to bring theatre West of the Mississippi River in the mid-1800s.

Type of Video: Story*
Unique Video ID: DTheatre-175**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • The desire to bring entertainment and culture to people, despite distances and challenges, is strong. Using historical and present day maps, graph the journey and estimate the distances Ludlow would have taken from New York City to St. Louis, Mobile and New Orleans.


*Story videos employ a narrative form to highlight a topic, location, or practitioner in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.