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The Ancient Art of Shadow Puppet Plays
Shadow puppetry has an ancient past, it is also a great way to build oral expression and reading fluency. Young thespians research folk tales, compare and contrast reality and fantasy, then create and perform a shadow puppet play based on a favorite fairy or folk tale.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 29 Downloads
Development of English Drama
From mystery plays to Shakespeare! Progress chronologically through the evolution of English drama, which began as a way for English clergymen in the eleventh century to illustrate biblical stories to the mass of illiterate commoners. Learners will discover how the medieval morality play would eventually inspire playwrights of the Renaissance to write about the inner struggles and conscience of man.
4 mins 9th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Design Problem-Solving - The World of the Play
Twelfth graders integrate the concepts and skills used in drama/theatre with other subjects by creating production designs. In small groups, 12th graders are assigned scenes from a play to act out. The instructional activity design is highly engaging and allows for better cognitive transfer.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
Twelfth Night Act 3 Sc 1
Students read, act, and write about an act from the play Twelfth Night. In this play analysis lesson, students read a summary of the act and discuss various segments of the play. Students identify literary and vocabulary points and complete a journal activity.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Save the Lofty Trees
Save the Lofty Trees, by Leslie Mills, provides the text for a study of the roles of animals and humans in the forest. Richly detailed, the plan offers two approaches to the play: as a scenario for children to imagine what actions would illustrate their thoughts and feelings, or as a scripted piece where the children act out roles.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 7 Views 46 Downloads
Twelfth Night Act 2 Scene 5 Lesson Plan
Students read and complete activities for the Shakespeare play Twelfth Night. In this play analysis instructional activity, students discuss the themes, characters, and literary devices used in Act 2, Scene 5 of the Twelfth Night. Students complete a journal writing prompt, watch a video, and research Shakespearean insults online.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Thomas Jefferson on the Sedition Act
Students examine Thomas Jefferson's arguments when objecting to the Sedition Act. In this Thomas Jefferson lesson plan, students read about Thomas Jefferson's arguments against the Sedition Acts using on-line material while working in groups.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 12 Downloads
Civil War Play Lesson Plan
Students act out the Civil War through reader's theater. In this performing arts instructional activity, students research the Civil War and find costumes, props and scenery appropriate to the time period. They become characters from the Civil War time and identify and connect with these people.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 22 Views 140 Downloads
Twelfth Night Act 5
Students complete play analysis activities for Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. In this play analysis lesson, students read Act 5 and a summary of the play. Students complete close reading analysis activities including characterizations, theme analysis, journal activities, and watch a video.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Espionage and Sedition Acts: Mock Trial
Bring to life the severity of the Espionage and Sedition Acts through a mock trial. Learners have prior knowledge of WWI and the context of these acts. An anticipatory set gets the class discussing the ethics of wartime dissension, and they create the story behind a court case in which one of their classmates is on trial for sedition.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 19 Downloads
Twelfth Night Act 4, Scene 2
Students complete play analysis activities for Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Students read Act 4, Scene 2 for the play and a summary. Students complete close reading activities including discussion points, themes, literary devices. Students finish with reading assessments of journal writing and a research activity.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Making Sense of the Employee Free Choice Act
Students examine the Employee Free Choice Act. In this workers' rights lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of the legislation. Students work in pairs to discuss questions and debate the pros and cons of the Employee Free Choice Act.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Twelfth Night Act 1 Scene 5
Students complete play analysis activities for Act 1 Scene 5 of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. In this play analysis lesson plan, students read a summary of the scene and complete close reading discuss activities. Students analyze the vocabulary and literary devices in the scene.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Quebec Act: Diverse Points of View
Eighth graders study the enactment of the Quebec Act of 1774. They review the events that occurred prior to the Quebec Act between the French, British and native relations. They create a chart to identify the conditions of the Proclamation Act, suggest alternative actions and speculate on the consequences of the Act.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
Twelfth Night Act 2 Scene 3
Students complete close reading activities for Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. In this Twelfth Night lesson plan, students read act two, scene three of the play and discuss the characters of Malvolio, Maria, Toby, and Andrew. Students complete an analysis of themes, complete journal activities, watch a video, and complete a research activity.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads