Theater Period Pieces Teacher Resources
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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
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
Life in the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Prints And the Rise of the Merchant Class in Edo Period Japan
Learners examine famous woodblock prints of artists such as Hiroshige and Hokusai as primary documents to help them gain insight on Japanese history. They relate the woodblock images to the social hierarchy of the period.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 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
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 5 Views 101 Downloads
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
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 the play.
8th - 12th Language Arts 38 Views 126 Downloads
Sophocles' Antigone: Ancient Greek Theatre, Live from Antiquity
Students analyze Antigone and its universal issues as well as explore ancient Greece. In this Antigone and Ancient Greece lesson plan, students read and complete activities for Sophocles' Antigone. Students reconstruct the experience of a Greek drama as a presentation, performance, or report.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 17 Views 54 Downloads
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
A Light in the Storm
Examine the genre of historical fiction while reading A Light in the Storm. They extract events in chronological order to make a timeline. Then, they use information in the book important to the characters to create a presentation of an event in the book.
4th - 6th Language Arts 7 Views 56 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
Southern Puritanism and Tennessee Williams
Students write an essay comparing Arthur Mille's The Crucible and one of Tennessee Williams' plays. In this Tennessee Williams instructional activity, students discuss the influence of Puritanism on modern American drama. Lesson includes a vocabulary sheet, an information sheet, and a biography of Tennessee Williams.
10th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 12 Downloads
Animal Farm - The Rest of the Story
Students participate in a reader's theater using farm animals in the novella Animal Farm. For this Animal Farm lesson plan, students evaluate interpretations using the text, personal experience, and historical events.
7th - 10th Language Arts 13 Views 154 Downloads
Historical Figure: A Monologue
Fourth graders develop their speaking skills. In this monologue lesson, 4th graders watch their instructors model a monologue regarding Abraham Lincoln. Students apply these skills as they research a historical figure from their state and present a monologue regarding the chosen figure.
4th Language Arts 6 Views 11 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