Historical Puppet Play
Fourth graders analyze the book Train to Midnight, based on the Underground Railroad. They compose and perform a puppet play based on the book. Students perform and videotape their puppet plays.
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Shadow Puppets: An Arts-Integrated Lesson Plan
Students, after reviewing and discussing the history of shadow puppet theater, create shadow puppets to retell important elements of stories/poems read in the classroom. The puppets are designed to accurately portray unique aspects of...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts
Tears of Joy Theatre Presents Anansi the Spider
Accompany the African folktale, Anansi the Spider, with a collection of five lessons, each equipped with supplemental activities. Lessons offer multidisciplinary reinforcement in English language arts, social studies, science, and arts...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Día de los Muertos Teacher Packet
Learn about Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, through authentic vocabulary activities, creating Papel Picado, creating Calavera masks, and making skeleton puppets. Designed to be adaptable to many grade levels, you'll find...
K - 12th Social Studies & History
Willie and Friends: Overcomers in the Land Stories by Faith Ringgold
Young scholars use puppets and plays to examine the role of African Americans throughout history. After being read a story by a puppet, they respond to each one in writing. Individually, they write a story about a place they have wanted...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts