Explorers, Risk Taking, and Tableau Lesson

Explorers, Risk Taking, and Tableau Lesson

What do explorers and theatre artists have in common? A willingness to take risks and work as a team! In this lesson for grades 4-8, students will work in groups, applying what they know about explorers to create dynamic tableaus and still picture stories. This lesson is a fantastic way to integrate social studies learning with drama, by asking students to think more deeply about the lives of explorers and the importance of risk taking in their work.

NOTE: Explorers, Risk Taking, and Tableau 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

  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade


  • 3 Drama Tools
  • Body
  • Body Gestures
  • Body-Level
  • Body-Line
  • Body-Shape
  • Character
  • Collaboration
  • Concentration
  • Cooperation
  • Imagination
  • Planning
  • Practicing
  • Setting
  • Shape
  • Shape/Line/Level
  • Teamwork


  • Collaboration
  • Environment
  • Imaging
  • Problem Solving
  • Social Studies
  • Teamwork
  • Travel


  • Open