Students, through the use of 4 different improvisational exercises, discover how to tell effective stories. They chose 2 selections and perform them, using the interesting methods they learned.
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Story and Place: Lessons from Australian Aboriginal Storytelling
Class members investigate Australian Aboriginal culture thought traditional stories and then create their own dreaming tales using specific details that create a sense of time and place.
6th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Native American Literature
Introduce your class to the writing of the indigenous Americans and, even more well known, their story telling. An engaging presentation describes what kinds of texts would be included in the oral stories performed and some common themes...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Introduction to Adaptations: Different Doesn't Mean Bad
Explore different media for storytelling in this lesson from BYU. Middle and high schoolers are given a storyline and then collaborate in groups to adapt the story to a variety of media, such as film, websites, advertisements, etc. They...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: A Fitting Situation
In the Enemy's Country is a painting that depicts several Native Americans dressed and ready for war. Youngsters analyze the artistic and storytelling elements the artist used to convey his idea. They then write a creative piece from the...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Experiment with multimedia storytelling. After watching a segment of American Family, first, middle and high schoolers tell a story about their families, clarifying the setting, characters, and script. They work on setting their story in...
6th - 12th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable
Poetry Through Digital Storytelling
Bring digital storytelling to your language arts class! To begin, learners select their own topic, such as a poem that reflects a life experience they had or a historical figure who interests them. Then they work to create a storyboard...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Storytelling: Performance and Art Learning Center
Tenth graders explore the process of telling stories without words. In this literature activity, 10th graders watch a music video performance made by Alaska Native students, and then examine art objects that may be used to tell a story,...
10th English Language Arts
Most art pieces are highly symbolic and relate stories that reflect a particular culture. Learners explore Asian storytelling through research. In small groups, they choose an Asian story to examine, they choose art pieces that relate to...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable