ERIC Number: ED274111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Plays for the Special Education Classroom: 10 Short Plays Designed to Promote Character Development.
This booklet contains 10 short plays written especially for performance by spcial education students who ranged in age from five to ten and in academic level from kindergarten to fourth grade. The plays focus on promoting character development and topics include death, prejudice, manners, senior citizens, responsibility for others, and positive thinking. In each play, there is a flexible number of parts, and roles may be played by boys or girls. The roles are usually of equal length and importance. The plays usually take 10 to 15 minutes to perform, and a minimum amount of time is needed for practice. Dialogue does not have to be memorized. Props and costumes are not required. The situations presented in the plays parallel real life situations and provide a nonthreatening forum for class discussions; discussion questions following each play give students the opportunity to offer their own insights and personal examples of the problems presented and to find their own solutions. (CB)
Descriptors: Bias, Blindness, Death, Disabilities, Drama, Elementary Education, Group Discussion, Interpersonal Competence, Moral Values, Older Adults, Personality Development, Problem Solving, Responsibility, Scripts, Special Education
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Creative Works; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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