Pursuing a career in the theater can seem intimidating and overwhelming. In this video from Treasures of New York: The Drama League, students receive advice from successful theater professionals like director Diane Paulus and actress Judith Light. From practical suggestions like staying informed by reading the newspaper, to more general advice like finding one’s passion, students hear from and are inspired by the words of experienced artists.
Learn about the physical characteristics of environments and act out the animals that live there!
You are the next contestant on the Take the Stage game show ANIMAL SURVIVAL where you will travel in a hot air balloon to the forest of North America, the savanna of Africa, and then take a submarine ride underwater in the ocean. To play the game, you will act out an animal that would live in each environment, and then write how the physical characteristics of each environment helps your animal survive.
Learning Objective: observe and describe the physical characteristics of environments and how they support populations and communities of plants and animals within an ecosystem.
Andrew Branca, a high school student from Central Academy of Technology and Arts, in North Carolina talks about how he was inspired to write Boal after attending a summer theater workshop on Brazilian theater activist Augusto Boal. Cast members discuss what it was like to collaborate on the playwriting process and why they felt it was important to start a serious discussion on racism and Islamophobia.
Sensitive: This resource contains material that may be sensitive for some students. Teachers should exercise discretion in evaluating whether this resource is suitable for their class.
Find the theme of a story by acting it out!
Take out your magnifying glass detectives-in-training, because you’re about to solve The Case of the Missing Theme. By acting out a story with Carmen and Detective J, you will remember important clues. These clues will help you find the story’s theme!
Learning Objective: Infer the theme of a work, distinguishing theme from topic.
Introduction to selecting the proper punch and die for air bending or bottoming when forming on a press brake. Includes charts and methods for selection.
Students will talk about actors and actresses, movies they like or dislike, and try to guess the movie based on a description in English.
¡Encuentra el tema de una historia actuándolo!
Saca tu lupa de detectives en formación, porque estás a punto de resolver El Caso del Tema Perdido. Al representar una historia con Carmen y el Detective J, recordarás pistas importantes. ¡Estas pistas te ayudarán a encontrar el tema de la historia!
Objetivo de Aprendizaje: inferir el tema de una obra, distinguiendo el tema del asunto.
This resource was created by Wendie Meyer, in collaboration with Lynn Bowder, as part of ESU2's Mastering the Arts project. This project is a four year initiative focused on integrating arts into the core curriculum through teacher education and experiential learning.
A class at Central High School in Louisville, Kentucky, becomes a production studio as students learn about filmmaking in Vanessa Miller’s yearlong film course.
Students will act out a popular movie trailer in the target language. Keeping with the original plot of the movie, students have to act out the trailer as if it were a different genre.
This lesson encourages students to understand how to properly portray a story to an audience, helping with student’s public speaking abilities. Allowing students to be in groups with this performance helps get them comfortable with public speaking. Furthermore this lesson covers the following standards: 4.RL.2.3, 4.RL.2.2, 4.SL.4.2.
This resource was created by McKayla Henery, in collaboration with Lynn Bowder, as part of ESU2's Mastering the Arts project. This project is a four year initiative focused on integrating arts into the core curriculum through teacher education and experiential learning.
Actúa las etapas de dos ciclos de vida diferentes y compare cómo son similares y diferentes.
Su guía turístico que juega el ukelele, Greggory, está a punto de llevarle a una aventura salvaje y extraña en el parque. Ella le mostrará cómo actuar y comparar las etapas del ciclo de vida de una planta de tomate y un escarabajo dama.
Objetivo de Aprendizaje: Investigar y comparar cómo los animales y las plantas experiencian una serie de cambios ordenados en sus diversos ciclos de vida.
Staging Shakespeare is series of brief video commentaries on performing and directing Shakespeare including extracts of two plays- 'The Tempest' and 'Two Gentlemen of Verona'. An English teacher also explains how she uses IT resources to engage students.
Playback Theatre is a form of community-centered storytelling theater where the audience tells stories, which are then reflected by a company of actors and musicians. Storytelling on Screen: An Online Playback Theatre Archive and Guidebook is an open education resource consisting of a collection of full-length recordings of online Playback Theatre performances, and a 55-page explanatory guidebook. The guidebook, featuring a foreword by Playback Theatre co-founder, Jo Salas, explains the adaptation to online performances and some of the key concepts, roles, and forms involved in online Playback Theatre. The resource as a whole is suitable for a wide range of theatre students in courses such as applied theatre, theatre for social justice, improvisation, theatre appreciation, or acting. The guidebook contains hyperlinks to specific sections of the archive where students can see a given form or concept in action, allowing for a comparison of how different companies approach a given form.
¡Aprende sobre las características físicas de los medioambientes y representa o actúen como los animales que viven allí!
Usted es el siguiente concursante en el juego de la demonstración SUPERVIVENCIA ANIMAL donde viajarás en un globo de aire caliente a la selva de América del Norte, la sabana de África, y luego tomaras un paseo submarino en el océano. Para jugar el juego, usted actuará como a un animal que viviría en cada ambiente, y después escribirá cómo las características físicas de cada ambiente ayudan a su animal a sobrevivir.
Objetivo de Aprendizaje: observar y describir las características físicas de los ambientes y cómo apoyan a las poblaciones y comunidades de plantas y animales dentro de un ecosistema.
My project is a video resource created for anyone looking to better their understanding of, Tale of Two Cities, Book 2 chapter 9, written by Charles Dickens,
Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes in a theater? In this video visit the Lexington Children’s Theatre to get a peek behind the scenes of a theatrical production from set creation to the final dress rehearsal.
This workshop is an introduction to how actors build characters and relationships, transforming the written words to actions and presence on stage. Students will explore Shakespeare’s use of words, rhythms, and language in Twelfth Night through activities that exercise vocal acting skills. This resource contains a Short Video with the actors discussing this topic, an example in the Full Workshop Video, an Excerpts Video containing examples from the full play, and a walk through in the Lesson Plan.
Act out the stages of two different life cycles and compare how they are similar and different.
Your ukulele-playing tour guide, Greggory, is about to take you on a wild and weird adventure into the park! She’ll show you how to act out and compare the life cycle stages of a tomato plant and a lady beetle.
Learning Objective: investigate and compare how animals and plants undergo a series of orderly changes in their diverse life cycles.