Drama Historical Context Teacher Resources
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The Diary of Anne Frank
While designed to supplement a viewing of the PBS Masterpiece Classic The Diary of Anne Frank, this resource can also serve as an excellent informational text and activity source for your students on the historical context and timeline...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Historical Context: African-American Oral Tradition
In this African-American oral tradition worksheet, students read and learn about the vast and important history of the oral traditions that existed in the African-American culture. Students use this worksheet as a pre-reading text to...
10th - 11th English Language Arts
To Kill a Mockingbird: Culture and History
The second of 10 lessons in a unit study of To Kill a Mockingbird establishes the historical and cultural context of Harper Lee's novel. The class listens to second part of an audio that describes Lee's life experiences that parallel the...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Investigating the Harlem Renaissance
The work of Langston Hughes opens the door to research into the origin and legacy of the Harlem Renaissance and how the literature of the period can be viewed as a commentary on race relations in America. In addition, groups are assigned...
11th - 12th English Language Arts
Activities for Teaching “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost
Use all of these exercises, assignments, and assessments or pick and choose your favorites for your study of "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost. In this resource you will find: an informational text to examine, vocabulary lists and...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Comprehension and Discussion Activities for the Movie Rabbit-Proof Fence
Lead discussion and thoughtful analysis as pupils view Rabbit Proof Fence, a drama based on true story about three aboriginal girls who ran away from Western Australia to return to their Aboriginal families in 1931. Here you'll find...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Creating Scrolls Based on the Illustrated Tale of Genji
Now these are learning activities full of fun, art, and cultural exploration. Kids consider the art of storytelling through comic book images. They then look at the Tale of Genji as it was written in the 11th century. They discuss...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Arts and Culture: Dance - Historical Background of Dances
Throughout history, dance has had a spiritual or ritual significance depending on the context it's performed in. Critical thinkers research and create a multi-media presentation describing the use of dance and music in wedding rituals...
6th Visual & Performing Arts
Comedy Across the Curriculum
The New York Times Learning Network provides the resources that permit pupils to examine and then write and perform a fake news broadcast in the vein of “The Daily Show” or “Saturday Night Live” Weekend Update. The generated reports...
11th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Hamlet and the Elizabethan Revenge Ethic in Text and Film
Students research the social context of Elizabethan England for Shakespeare's "Hamlet". They identify cultural influences on the play focusing on the theme of revenge and then analyze and compare film interpretations of the play.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
English Literature: An Overview
Relate literary works and authors to the major themes of English literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through the 20th century. Working in groups, high schoolers will evaluate period philosophy, religion, and politics that influenced...
11th - 12th English Language Arts
Figures of Speech: A Midsummer Night's Dream
High school readers analyze figures of speech in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream with support from a two-page worksheet. They respond to four multi-step questions regarding the use of metaphors, similes, hyperbole, and irony in...
8th - 12th English Language Arts
The Play's the Thing: The Drama of Cyrano de Bergerac
Students practice dramatic 'living' through various drama activities. In this drama lesson, students define drama, view examples of dramatic elements in Cyrano de Bergerac and Roxanne, define characterization within the dramas, study the...
8th English Language Arts
To Kill a Mockingbird: Historical and Cultural Context
As part of their study of the film adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird, class members analyze how Robert Mulligan uses the film lens to depict the historical period and social issues presented in Harper Lee's novel. A superior resource...
7th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching the Holocaust through Literature
Centered on the short story "The Tenth Man" by Polish Holocaust survivor Ida Fink, here is a solid one-day resource to support study of World War II or Nazi history, short stories, or to complement any ELA unit on The Diary of Anne Frank...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
The Trial of Hamlet
Hamlet, that is not a rat behind the curtain, it is Polonius, and now you’re on trial for his murder. Practice and develop close reading skills, discover how a trial works, and get the entire class involved in this trial. The class...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
"Et tu, Brute?" - The Characters, Conflict and Historical context of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
Students analyze the Shakespearian play, "Julius Caesar" in this seven lesson unit. Through readings, hands-on projects, and the study of plot development, comparisons are made to the movie and the historical records available.
6th English Language Arts