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 97 Views 54 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 29 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
MTV and Othello
After reading Acts III and IV of Othello, give your class a fun, interactive, music-related activity. Begin by asking learners about songs they have heard in movies or plays. Let them look up the lyrics online and ruminate about the effects of those lyrics.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 12 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 25 Views 159 Downloads
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 24 Views 14 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 12 Views 36 Downloads
Greek To Us - Comedy, Tragedy, and Satire
The history of Greek drama is the focus of this multiple-choice quiz. Ten questions ask about historical figures and the roots of tragedy and comedy in Greek religious festivals. While studying Greek drama, use this quiz to test your learners.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 21 Views 72 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
Prometheus Bound: Rebel with a Cause
If you are teaching Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound, you can't afford to miss this source. An extensive list of ideas outlines numerous discussion topics, writing prompts, comprehension questions, oral presentations, and projects. Have class members research some element of Greek tragedy and then give a panel presentation about this element, write about the similarities between Jesus and Prometheus, or just answer close reading questions on a provided handout.
9th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 106 Downloads
Act it Out: Dramatizing Asian American Stories
Read and act out folktales, fairy tales, or myths from various Asian American cultures with your class. Each group reads a story aloud and then works together to create a short play or skit about the story. Suggestions for stories are provided along with comprehension questions to help guide the students' presentations.
K - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 69 Downloads
Introduce dramatic themes or content by introducing the basics of Greek theater. This presentation describes common terms, definitions, and plot devices as they relate to traditional Greek tragedy. It can easily relate to themes found in literature or drama.
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 55 Downloads
Learners take a closer look at Japanese drama. In this Japanese culture lesson, students study the attributes of Noh theater and compare it western theater. Learners conduct independent research on the art form prior to acting out a Noh play.
6th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 42 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
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 19 Views 177 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 213 Views 210 Downloads