ERIC Number: ED049235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Movement and Creative Drama for Children.
The relationships among improvisational movement, creative drama, "movement thinking," and motivation for learning in children are explored in this book. Chapters deal with (1) the meaning of movement and drama, (2) a clarification of the teacher's role and the capabilities of children, (3) sensory awareness activities, (4) body awareness--e.g., breathing exercises and relaxation, (5) locomotion--walking, running, twirling, rolling, and jumping, (6) creative movement, (7) mime--e.g., facial expressions and partner work, and (8) "verbal drama" improvisations, including the use of masks and puppets. A brief bibliography of sources in language, movement, drama, puppets, art, design, and education is included. (JM)
Descriptors: Activities, Creative Dramatics, Creative Expression, Dramatic Play, Educational Innovation, Elementary Education, Motion, Motivation Techniques, Physical Activities, Self Expression
Plays, Inc., 8 Arlington St., Boston, Massachusetts 02116 ($5.95)
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Note: First published in Great Britain, 1971, under the title "Movement and Drama in the Primary School"