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ERIC Number: EJ1002610
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1056-0300
Decidedly Dramatic! The Power of Creative Drama in Social Studies
Pieczura, Michelle
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v25 n3 p9-12 Jan-Feb 2013
Creative dramatics, a highly effective method for integrating arts education into core curriculum, produces a positive and lasting impact on student learning, in terms of creative and critical thinking, language development, listening, comprehension, retention, cooperation, and empathy and awareness of others. Creative dramatics not only has the power to bring curriculum to life, but also to stimulate active involvement in the development of conceptual understandings. In this article, the author will briefly review types of creative dramatics that teachers can employ to create educational activities in their classrooms: (1) Pantomime; (2) Tableaux; (3) Guided Imagery; (4) Drama Games; and (5) Puppetry. (Contains 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A