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Students explore various methods of approaching character work, acting styles and skills. They create an original character, write an original monologue and perform the monologue for an audience
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Character Bust: Ceramics Lesson
Whether it is a protagonist, antagonist, hero or heroine, characters are a must in any story. Learners analyze a character from a narrative they are reading, then use that character as inspiration. They create a ceramic bust depicting...
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Literature Study Guide: Shakespeare's The Twelfth Night
These teaching tools support a learner-centered literature study at home or in the classroom. Aimed at Shakespeare's comedy The Twelfth Night, but suitable for any text, the materials are widely applicable: graphic organizers, response...
9th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
If At First You Don't Succeed
When faced with a challenge, how do your pupils respond? Starting with character analyses, learners participate in a activity about appearances and perseverance. They watch a short film, talk about common English expressions, and write a...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Horse Character: Ceramics Lesson
Animals oftentimes elicit various characteristics which make them symbolic or representative of human feeling, action, or emotion. The class creates horse characters out of clay to show character action and symbolism. This is a great...
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Dreamworks Animation Character Design
Dive into animation creation using Dreamworks® animated films. Compare and contrast characters, wonder and ponder why the plot is so important, and think of background and themes as your creativity unrolls onto paper.
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Experience how a story can drastically change when the point of view is altered. Young scholars first read a review of Disney's film Tarzan, focusing on how the point of view in the classic story is important. They then select another...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable