Liars Club Lesson

Liars Club Lesson

How do actors bring truth to every performance they do, even if it’s outside their own experience? In this lesson, students in grades 6-8 will have the chance to practice telling each other true stories that happened in their lives, and then telling each other’s stories to the class as if they were their own.  This lesson challenges students to practice great listening, collaboration, concentration, and imitation skills, preparing them to play more realistic characters and circumstances.

Liars Club Journal Grade 6 

To maximize student achievement, download this drama journal for students to use as reflection or formative assessment. For this poem, 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. 

The Sacred Scarab Root

The Sacred Scarab Root story

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This original story was written specifically for use in drama focusing on the concepts of Balance, Imagination, Cultural/Multicultural, Narrator/Storytelling, Repetition, Story Elements: Character, Conflict, Plot, Setting, Theme/Idea, and Transformation: Human Characters. It can also be used in the Body Objects Lesson if you are just getting started with drama. 

A little background information about the sacred scarab:

The sacred scarab is a species of dung beetle known for its habit of rolling animal dung into balls, laying eggs inside, and burying them in shafts in the ground. In ancient Egypt, these habits of the sacred scarab gained symbolic and religious significance. It was believed that only male scarabs existed and the birth of the beetle from the ball of dung was thought to be an act of self-creation. Because of this “spontaneous” birth, the sacred scarab became aligned to the creation god Khepri and likewise became a symbol of self-creation, resurrection, and eternal life. Khepri was also a sun god and thought to renew the sun each day before rolling it from the eastern to western horizon. The scarab’s rolling of the ball of dung was perceived as an earthly manifestation of Khepri’s rolling of the sun. Images of the scarab were widely used in Egyptian art and hieroglyphics and small carved scarabs were worn as necklaces. But, perhaps, the scarab’s greatest significance was in ancient Egyptian funereal culture. Due to its symbolic connection to resurrection and eternal life, scarab amulets were buried with mummies. These scarabs were know as “heart scarabs” because they were placed over the heart and thought to keep the secrets of the heart from incriminating the deceased at his final judgment.  

B.J.’s Journey – a Drama story

bjs journey story

B.J.'s Journey - a FREE Drama story

Overview: this story was written for body objects work: using the body as a prop.

Karen Erickson wrote this drama story for practice with group Collaboration, Teamwork, and Storytelling.  They will practice their drama skills by creating setting and props using their physical bodies.  As an alternate, this story can be integrated with Science focusing on Animal Habitats.  For a complete lesson using this story, use the Body Objects lesson.  

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This story is a component of our Introductory Lessons guide [requires subscription] for those just getting started with drama integration.  There are 7 lessons in the guide to lay the foundation to enable students to move into deeper and more integrated work.

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