What is a puppet?
Students construct puppets from reused materials, creating a story.
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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: What Is a Movie?
Watching is not the same as seeing. Transform viewers from passive watchers to active students of film with this 34-page packet, filled with lessons and activities that use Mr. Smith Goes to Washington to examine the technology, the...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Ancient Art of Shadow Puppet Plays
Shadow puppetry has an ancient past, it is also a great way to build oral expression and reading fluency. Young thespians research folk tales, compare and contrast reality and fantasy, then create and perform a shadow puppet play based...
3rd Visual & Performing Arts
The Day The Earth Stood Still: Film Language And Elements Of Style
In this, the third in a series of four resources that use Robert Wise's 1951 version of The Day The Earth Stood Still as the core text, young film makers examine the language of film including shot composition, camera angle, lighting,...
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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
Shadows & Light, Science & Puppetry
Lights, shadows, action, and inquiry await your artistic scientists. They explore the way light travels, absorbs, reflects, and transmits through shadow play. They create folktale-inspired shadow puppets, explore the science of light,...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Making Indonesian Rod Puppets
Learn about the Indonesian tradition of wayang golek, or puppet theater. Storytelling is brought to life when the class explores the Ramayana and the ancient art of puppetry. The instructional activity begins with a discussion of the...
1st - 12th Visual & Performing Arts