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ERIC Number: ED476279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Folktale Theatre. ArtsEdge Curricula, Lessons and Activities.
McConnell, Dawn
Children can learn to express themselves through the performing arts in constructive ways. Theater, specifically, employs the use of all dimensions of learning. In this lesson, students will engage in basic theater techniques for creating a character through movement and voice. The lesson, lasting 5 class periods, introduces them to guidelines for being both an audience and a performer and is designed to have them become familiar with terminology and conventions used in the art of acting; students will also be introduced to the process of scripting a story by adapting a common fairy tale to perform as a drama, linking literature and theater. The lesson offers an overview; suggests length and grade level; lists subjects and subtopics; cites dimensions of learning and intelligences being addressed; notes equipment and materials needed; lists teacher resources; and addresses National Standards for Arts Education. It identifies instructional objectives and strategies; provides a 3-part, detailed instructional plan; and suggests assessment activities. Attached is a rubric for "Folktale Theater" and a relevant vocabulary. (NKA)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: MCI WorldCom, Arlington, VA.; National Endowment for the Arts (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.