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 89 Views 48 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 15 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 7 Views 40 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 9 Views 33 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 6 Views 37 Downloads
The Memory Play in American Drama
Students take a closer look at a memory play. In this American drama instructional activity, students read Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie and analyze it as a memory play. Students discuss the linear and non-linear aspects of the play prior to composing essays about the play and their performances of the play.
9th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 29 Downloads
On With the Show: Fifty Years of the Public Theater
Students explore the Public Theater in New York City. In this theater instructional activity, students consider mission of the Public Theater and learn more about its productions. Students create their own event schedules for the Public Theater.
9th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 17 Downloads
A Kaleidoscope of Cultures
Eighth graders research the ancient cultures of India, China, Egypt, Greece, or Rome to identify their characteristics and civilizations. In this ancient cultures lesson, 8th graders work in groups to research one of the ancient civilizations and write an informative essay for their topic.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 25 Downloads
Our Ethnic Ties-A Nebraska Calendar of Cultural Events
Tenth graders investigate the historical and cultural ties that influence the ethnic character of communities and the local economics throughout the state of Nebraska. They collect data on cities and towns that hold ethnic festivals and examine the historical roots of the festivals and the impact on the local economy and present their findings to the class.
10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Young scholars compare Noh drama to western drama and trace the influence of Japanese theater on modern western drama. In this Noh drama instructional activity, students read the play Black Tomb (Kurozuko) defining the elements and conventions of Noh drama and comparing Noh drama to western drama.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 11 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 171 Views 171 Downloads
What a great lesson plan, 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 10 Views 34 Downloads
Arthur Miller and The Crucible
Students investigate the dramatic elements of The Crucible. In this drama lesson, students explore the elements and themes of the Arthur Miller play as they read the play and watch performances of some of the acts. Students then write formal analyses of the play.
9th - 12th Language Arts 16 Views 101 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 11 Views 170 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
Sundiata, Mali’s Lion King
Students investigate the history of Mali. For this African cultures lesson, students research the impact of Sundiata Keita as king of Mali, recognize the significance of historical Malian festivals, and create character masks to be worn in their own Sundiata festival.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 41 Downloads