ERIC Number: ED477983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Shakespeare Stealer. ArtsEdge Curricula, Lessons and Activities.
Bauernschub, Mary Beth
A book called "The Shakespeare Stealer" (Gary Blackwood) is about a young boy during the time of Shakespeare who sneaks into the Globe Theater and meets the Bard. The book has been turned into a play. The five lessons in this curriculum unit revolve around "The Shakespeare Stealer." The lessons in the unit support many major elements of the play, and each can be used as a stand-alone lesson. The following lessons are part of the unit: Shakespeare Stealer: A Character Life Box; Shakespeare Stealer: A Way with Words or Say What?; Shakespeare Stealer: Design a Set; Shakespeare Stealer: Fancy Fencing; and Shakespeare Stealer: Playing with Puns. In these lessons, students will, for example, discover fencing through the use of ballet movement and learn the intricacy of set design; explore Shakespeare's use of words and phrases through a lesson on puns and word play; and research characters in the stories and create "life boxes" to gain a deeper understanding of play roles. Each lesson in the unit specifies: length of time to complete, grade level, subjects, subtopics, "intelligences" being addressed, dimensions of learning, equipment, media and materials needed, relevant national and state standards, and instructional objectives. The lessons also provide detailed step-by-step instructional plans, assessment activities, and teacher references. (NKA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Intermediate Grades, Language Role, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Middle Schools, Student Educational Objectives, Student Research, Teacher Developed Materials, Theater Arts, Units of Study
For full text: http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/teaching_materials/curricula/curricula.cfm?subject_id=LNA.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers; Students
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts (NFAH), Washington, DC.; MCI WorldCom, Arlington, VA.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.