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Take some time to write multiple play scripts about connecting with nature in your class. The first script is entirely collaborative. The class decides on characters and a first line, individuals choose a second line of dialogue and then pass their notebooks around in a circle, adding a line to each script that passes through.
6th - 8th Language Arts 26 Views 48 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Cultural Creation Myths
Students write original plays based on supernatural explanations of existence. In this cultural creation myths lesson, students listen to five different stories about supernatural creation. Students record similarities and differences in these stories.
9th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 16 Downloads
Panther Exam: Writing a Play
Students demonstrate their knowledge of panthers by writing a play on the subject. In this animal life lesson plan, students view a slide-show on school computers of a veterinary exam of a panther. Students utilize this scenario to write a play about it, later performing the play in front of their class.
3rd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Playwriting: Structural Tools
Ninth graders participate in improvisations, script analysis, writing, and creating written scenes. They identify language arts writing terms and identify them in a short story. Students use structural tools for dramatic scripts needed to build conflict and believable plots.
9th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 53 Downloads
Third graders investigate the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly. They experiment with various tools to simulate the mouth parts of insects, conduct research, record their observations of butterflies hatching, write a play, complete various worksheets, and take a pre and post test.
3rd Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
Checkmate: The Play's The Thing
Young scholars investigate the Middle Ages and it's relation to the theater. In this acting lesson, students read Arthurian stories form the Middle Ages and practice using vocabulary words from the Medieval Times. Young scholars write a play set in the era and act it out in front of their classmates.
2nd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 7 Downloads
History of Mysteries
Students read or listen to excerpts from "The Shadow," research famous mystery writers throughout history, examine how style of writing evolved over time, and write mystery plays either individually, in small groups, or as class.
11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Students explore play writing. In this literacy and technology activity, students choose a familiar historical event and write a play with the corresponding setting. Students write text and dialogue, produce sound recordings, and create a podcast using their play.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
Seven Famous African-American Masters of American Art
Students examine seven different African-American artists. In groups, they use the internet to identify their contribution and techniques to the art world and examine the time period in which the artwork was produced. To end the instructional activity, they use the knowledge they have gathered to write a play or story.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 31 Downloads
Cultural Creation Myths
Students analyze various cultural creation myths, write essays on three different societal stories, and create a play based upon one of those stories in this cross-curricular Theatre project for High School students. Cooperative learning is emphasized.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 16 Downloads
Steamboats on the Rio Grande
Students build a model steamboat. They research the role of steamboats in trade, communications, and economic development in the Lower Rio Grande region. They research the technology of steam and how it was applied to navigation. They write a play about life aboard steamboats and perform for the school.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download