Little Wolf’s Ginger Root Lesson

Little Wolf’s Ginger Root Lesson: Exploring the Past through Drama

Objective: students will learn about exploring the past through drama.

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This lesson for 4th grade focuses on students’ use of improvisation with dialogue in a drama.   Students will model real life behaviors from historical events both with and without background information observing the impact upon the performance (part of the 4th grade objectives).   This lesson uses the original story Little Wolf’s Ginger Root by Karen Erickson - download it to complete the materials.  This lesson is part of our recommended sequence in the Fourth Grade Curriculum.

Grade Level


  • Dialogue
  • Improvisation


  • Colonial Life
  • Historical Fiction


  • Open