Dramatic Feelings (any)
Students examine a feeling word and represent it in a dramatic presentation. Through this, students present and observe the different situations that different feelings can exist in.
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Mark The Bard!
Commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death with a packet of cross-curricular literacy lessons and activities centered around two of the Bard's most popular plays, Macbeth and The Tempest. Class members look for evidence of...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Day The Earth Stood Still: Historical and Cultural Context
Watch the Skies! Duck and Cover! Project Blue Book! Film, as a reflection of historical, cultural, and social issues, are the focus of the final lessons in a film unit that uses primary source documents and Robert Wise's 1951 version of...
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Christmas Carol Educator Resource Guide
Heed Charles Dickens' warning of misusing one's life from A Christmas Carol and don't miss the opportunity offered by a resource that prepares learners for this epic tale. Packed with information and lesson ideas, the guide offers...
4th - 12th English Language Arts
Magical Musical Tour: Using Music Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements
While music lyrics are often used to teach literary elements, the richness of this resource comes from the wealth of exercises, activities, and support materials provided in the packet. Although designed for gifted learners, the...
8th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Look at Exclusion Through Improvisation
Building a realistic understanding of the trials Jews suffered during WWII isn't always easy. This plan employs student constructed dramatic freeze frame scenes to help build a deeper understanding of Jewish Ghettos, concentration camps,...
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
Spanish Drama: Latin America
Students explore Hispanic countries. In this Hispanic culture and language lesson, students choose an Hispanic country to research. Students explore given websites and prepare a dramatization incorporating the facts they find. Students...
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
The American Dream: Gatsby on the Stage
"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past..." Use this Great Gatsby novel study lesson to reinforce literary analysis in your class. Working in groups, young readers write a script for a chosen scene...
8th - 11th English Language Arts