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ERIC Number: ED418537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Dec-17
Pages: 62
Abstractor: N/A
Building Bridges of Understanding with Creative Drama Strategies: An Introductory Manual for Teachers of Deaf Elementary School Students.
Jahanian, Sharon
This manual is designed to provide creative drama ideas and strategies to teachers of elementary school children with deafness. The purpose of creative drama is to provide opportunities for students to create, share, and explore their ideas. Students also learn to work together, in small and large groups, to portray scenes or stories. The manual begins by listing the benefits of creative drama and guidelines for the classroom teacher. Next, the emotional and physical environment needed to promote creative drama is addressed. Ideas for props, for engaging interest and curiosity, and for calming activities are provided. A section on pantomime explains the art form and includes pantomime activities. The next section focuses on improvisation. Activities for improvising settings and situations, expanding the use of improvisation, and improvising fables are provided. Each activity includes an objective, a list of the materials needed, and a description of the procedure. Recommendations on measuring students' progress are also provided. A list of publishing companies for ordering stories in sign, a list of recommended stories and books for creative drama, and addresses and/or websites for organizations or theater arts programs are included. (Contains 13 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A