Theater from Various Cultures Teacher Resources
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The Reality of Digital Drama
Why is drama queen a title but not drama king? Explore peer drama with your class, covering both reality television and real-life Internet interactions. Pupils discuss drama as a general term before watching two videos while taking notes.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 95 Views 53 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Dramatic and Theatrical Aspects in Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town”: A Common Core Exemplar
“So I’m going to have a copy of this play put in the cornerstone and the people a thousand years from now’ll know a few simple facts about us.” Our Town is used as the text in a Common Core exemplar that examines the dramatic and theatrical aspects of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama.
9th - 12th Language Arts 23 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Transportation Systems
Learners analyze the evolution of cultural attitudes through the lens of transportation, examining several artifacts, documents, and photographs. Topics covered include how American attitudes have influenced society's evolution into a car-dependent society, how transportation affects the availability of goods, and transportation for the future.
8th - 12th Science 21 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Designed
What a great lesson, upper graders are sure to love. They explore costume design and the relationships between theatre, culture, and history. They research three time periods, write a response about two of them, then create a composit period costume.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 36 Downloads
Children of War
Take a closer look at the impact of war in this language arts and social studies lesson. Middle schoolers use primary sources to conduct research as they relate to the effects of war on children. They compare and contrast the effects of war in different times and places and participate in creative theater exercises that include the children they have studied.
5th - 8th Language Arts 17 Views 175 Downloads
Nureyev: After Petipa
Incorporating the arts into regular classroom practices isn't an easy task. Learners will research background information regarding Russian culture, history, and conflict then see how those things have applied to the rigors of Russian Ballet.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Fiction, Poetry, and Drama Part 1
Similar to a textbook, this resource includes multiple texts, plenty of explanation, lots of practice, and several graphic organizers. Use all of the materials, or pick and choose from such texts as "The Circuit," "Shoes for Hector," "How soft a Caterpillar steps," and more.
5th - 8th Language Arts 201 Views 199 Downloads
Poe Readers' Theater
Explore creative interpretations of literature! Groups work cooperatively to create a dramatic presentation of one of Edgar Allan Poe's poems or short stories. Using the actual text, they incorporate figurative language, dialogue, phrases, lyrics, and/or choreography into a dramatic presentation.
9th - 12th Language Arts 21 Views 154 Downloads
Characters in Live Performance
Your intermediate or advanced thespians choose dramatic scenes to perform in duos, small groups, or solo to demonstrate vocal and physical characterization. Use class time to prepare and rehearse. Detailed rubrics work for peer assessment.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 47 Downloads
Hamlet Meets Chushingura: Traditions of the Revenge Tragedy
Young scholars read texts, view film and video and conduct research in an analysis and comparison of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and the Kabuki piece "Chushingura". They focus their analysis on the theme of revenge.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 15 Downloads
Erase the Quiet
Students recognize how music, theater, dance, and the visual arts can be combined to contribute to their own active learning. They work in small groups to research and use critical thinking skills to identify ways in which the arts could be enhanced in their own school.
K - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Creative Dramatics in the Classroom - Activity 1
Students experiment with movement and dramatics by playing the "Machines" game in this introductory lesson on Creative Theater techniques. The lesson includes a video link and scoring guides for classroom activities.
4th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 29 Downloads
I See by Your Outfit that You Are a Cowboy! - Activity 1
Students discover the culture of the American Cowboy through in-class discussions, Charles Russell's artwork, and a video about cowboy poetry. This introductory lesson can be accomplished in one 30-minute session.
4th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Students take a closer look at Japanese drama. In this Japanese culture lesson, students study the attributes of Noh theater and compare it western theater. Students conduct independent research on the art form prior to acting out a Noh play.
6th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 42 Downloads
"Don Quijote de la Mancha:" Reader's Theater
Students write a script of a chapter from the novel Don Quixote de la Mancha to be performed in a Spanish reader's theater with an assigned group. They write and edit their script, and perform their script for the class.
10th - 12th Languages 10 Views 34 Downloads
American Culture in a Musical Setting
Students discover the significance of similarities and contrasts of three separate cultures of the United States through music. They take out maps and trace the expedition of the Spanish along the coasts of Mexico and North and South America and the Caribbean Islands.
1st - 5th Social Studies & History 9 Views 38 Downloads