Your participants work in concert for this teamwork-based activity. The entire group creates a “Landscape” that others must guess. This activity might build off of the Body Objects one. This activity is a wonderful way to introduce setting in drama and language arts. It can also be used to introduce and practice the role of director.
Teams of four imitate activities associated with a career or job. The focus is on physical work [using the body from the drama tools]. One should allow extra time for planning & discussion when working with younger participants (i.e. 1st to 3rd grades).
Objective: students will compare actions in a drama to people in real life situations.This lesson takes place over two consecutive days and requires props related to a topic that you choose. We provide ideas for topics, or you can choose them complementing your other lessons. With your topic, the students will explore related individual roles and explore a simple conflict between those roles (part of the kindergarten objectives). This lesson is part of our recommended sequence in the Kindergarten Curriculum.
Objective: students identify how drama is used in careers.
What a wonderful lesson for career day or as you near the end of the school year. Students reflect on all of the skills and tools they have learned in drama and imagine how they might be used in a future career of their choice (part of the third grade objectives). In simple imitative activities or culminating in a group pantomime, this lesson is perfect for having students reflect on their yearlong drama work and connect it to their future life dreams. This lesson is part of our recommended sequence in the Third Grade Curriculum.
To maximize student achievement, download this drama journal for students to use as reflection or formative assessment. For each lesson in the curriculum, we have created a corresponding journal page for your students. A drama journal allows participants to reflect on their learning and artistic growth (metacognition). It also allows you, the teacher, to see how students are using the drama vocabulary, thinking about big ideas, and perceiving their own strengths and weaknesses. If you use the journal for assessment and would like more assessment tools, visit our Third Grade Curriculum.