Theater Period Pieces 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
Life in the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Prints And the Rise of the Merchant Class in Edo Period Japan
Students 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 8 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 10 Views 105 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 9 Views 59 Downloads
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
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 43 Views 130 Downloads
War and Leadership in Shakespeare’s Henry V
“Compared to war all other forms of human endeavor shrink to insignificance.” “War is not healthy for children and other living things.” These two views of war, embodied in George Patton’s statement and Lorraine Schneider‘s famous 1966 poster, are at the heart of a two-day examination of war and its effects.
9th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Making the Old New Again
How does a new version of a Shakespearean play change in the adaptation process? Use this New York Times' Learning Network activity to consider texts that have been produced in different media. Middle schoolers examine the latest version or interpretation of a Shakespearean play and develop proposals for modernizing a particular scene in the text.
6th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 68 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma: Part II
The second in a series of three lessons that examine how different writers explore the issues of individual freedoms and tolerance in America uses The Crucible as the anchor text. The focus here is what Miller has to say about the causes and results of intolerance.
11th - 12th Language Arts 18 Views 14 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 9 Views 42 Downloads
The Modernist Struggle: Allusions, Images, and Emotions in T.S. Eliot’s Prufrock
"Hey, Al. Change your part and get on with your life." After a series of close reading activities that focus on modernist elements in T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," individuals are asked to adopt the point of view of a mental health professional and e-mail Prufrock suggestions for how to improve his state of mind.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 12 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Educator's Guide: A Christmas Carol
Planning on using Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol this year? Then give yourself a gift and download this colorful guide thats packed with goodies. Kids, as well as the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future are sure to find the activities "irresistibly contagious.
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
The Play's the Thing
Students describe to a partner theater experiences they have had in their lives that were memorable, and analyze why. They study about one director's original artistic choices for staging Shakespeare by reading and discussing "Nature's a Stage, and Often a Player.
6th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 35 Downloads
Life in the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Prints and the Rise of the Merchant Class in Edo Period Japan
Students explore Jananese history through the use of the woodblock print called "ukiyo-e" prints. The audience attracted to the prints, their interests and tastes as well as how the prints reflected the life of the merchant class is the focus of the less
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 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
World Literature and Composition: Drama
Delve into the world of Greek literature and differentiate it from other literary genres. Greek theater is examined through comparative analysis, structure, and origin. Learners read, work through comprehension exercises, and complete a project in which they research and write a Greek tragedy starring their favorite mythological character.
9th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 68 Downloads