Author:
Arts ESU2
Subject:
Performing Arts, Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Upper Primary
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License:
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Language:
English

Education Standards

Animal Facts: A Puppet Show

Animal Facts: A Puppet Show

Overview

This resource was created by Ross Renfro, in collaboration with Dawn DeTurk, Hannah Blomstedt, and Julie Albrecht, as part of ESU2's Integrating the Arts project. This project is a four year initiative focused on integrating arts into the core curriculum through teacher education, practice, and coaching.

Content Area: Science

Fine Arts Area:  Theater

Grade Level: 5

Teacher:  Mr. Renfro

 

Standards and Alignment

Content Area Standard:

Science -Gather and analyze data to communicate an understanding of the interdependent

relations in ecosystems.

Fine Arts Standard:

Theatre:  FA 5.5.2.c  Create characters, individually, appropriate to a specific location (environment).

Key Vocabulary:

Ecosystem

Characteristics

Materials List:

Puppets

Research material

 

Lesson Delivery

  • Students will conduct research about an animal of their choice and their ecosystem

  • Students will learn facts about their animal (e.g., habitat, diet, etc.)

  • Students will write a short script with facts about their chosen animal, written as that character.

  • Students will perform using the animal puppet that they researched, get into character and present the research as that animal/character.

 

Assessment and Reflection

Content Assessment:  10 facts about the animal.

Arts Assessment:  Checklist (Below)

Student Reflection:

Teacher Reflection:


 

Visuals and Handouts

 

Puppet Performance Checklist

 

 

Puppet Manipulation

 

Puppeteer always manipulated puppet so

the audience could see it.

 

 

 

Voice Projection

 

Voice of puppeteer was always audible to people sitting in the back row.

 

 

 

Character

 

Performer stayed in character throughout the entire performance.

 

 

Movement

 

Puppet stayed visible to the audience, did not block other performers and movement was specific to the character.

 

 

 

Emotion

 

Puppeteer’s voice expressed a lot of expression and emotion.

 

 

 

Accuracy of Story

 

All important parts of story (10 facts) were included and were accurate.