Blending Tableau with Social Studies: Three Scenes from History

Blending Tableau with Social Studies: Three Scenes from History

Help students deepen their analysis of a historical text by adapting it into scenes! In this lesson, students in grades 3-12 expand their understanding of levels, shapes, and illusion of action by creating tableaux based on a nonfiction or historical fiction text. Integrating both Language Arts and Social Studies, this lesson is a great way to ensure students are comprehending the main ideas from the texts they are studying.

NOTE: Blending Tableau with Social Studies is part of our unique library of integrated lessons.  These specialized lessons simultaneously teach concepts and skills related to drama and the other subject(s) targeted in the lesson. In addition, these lessons are designed to meet National Standards for Drama and for the integrated subject(s), so you can reach learning goals across multiple disciplines.


Grade Level

  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade
  • 9th Grade
  • 10th Grade
  • 11th Grade


  • 3 Drama Tools
  • Aesthetics
  • Body
  • Body Gestures
  • Character
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Conflict
  • Dialogue
  • Imagination
  • Imitation
  • Planning
  • Practicing
  • Text
  • Theme/Idea


  • Collaboration
  • Conflict
  • Fact & Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • History Adaptation
  • Language Arts
  • Main Idea
  • Sequencing
  • Social Studies
  • Story Elements


  • Open