Objective: Students analyze how emotions can be portrayed in drama.
How do different colors make you feel? That’s the starting point for this hour-long lesson that explores the ways colors are connected to emotions. From there, students also have the opportunity to create their own story dramas. This lesson challenges students to work together in small teams to collaborate on a final product. Teachers may choose to integrate this lesson with visual arts or language arts. This lesson is a part of our recommended sequence in the Fifth 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 Fifth Grade Curriculum.