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ERIC Number: ED382610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Celebrating Diversity through Northeastern Asian Children's Literature and Dramatic Productions.
Richardson, Maurine V.; And Others
At the University of South Dakota, as part of a campus-wide celebration of diversity focused on northeastern Asia (China, Japan, Korea), undergraduate and graduate Children's Literature classes participated by locating relevant literature and presenting them dramatically. Students were divided into six small cooperative groups. Each group chose a country to focus on, located all the children's literature available from the selected country, selected one for presentation, researched background information on the country, and selected a form of dramatic presentation for the work (improvisation, reader's theater, creative drama, wide story, choral speaking, puppetry, or play). Students learned research techniques, a variety of dramatic presentations, collaboration among group members, editing and rewriting techniques, and how to find and collect cultural material and information. The document contains detailed descriptions of the method and theory of each type of presentation as well as descriptions of the actual resulting presentations which included: (1) readers theater presentation of "The Paper Crane" (Molly Bang); (2) readers theater presentation of "Seven Korean Sisters" (Hahn and Han); (3) wide story presentation of "Tikki Tikki Tembo" (A. Mosie); (4) puppetry to present "The Boy of the Three Year Nap" (Diane Snyder); and (5) a play presentation of "The Chinese Mirror" (M. Ginsburg). (Contains 16 references.) (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Asia; China; Japan; Korea