Vision Quest Lesson

Vision Quest LessonBody Objects Review 

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Objective: students demonstrate concentration, imagination, imitation, transformation and collaboration as they plan and practice a drama.

Students transform the body into objects and then combine objects to create settings for a dramatic story. Students then enact the one character journey story in small groups with one team member playing the character and the others creating all of the settings (part of the third grade objectives). This lesson uses a Native American story of the same name, "The Vision Quest": download it to complete the lesson. This lesson can be used to integrate topics related to Native American life or teach details in language arts - read more about it in the lesson. The lesson also reviews collaboration and negotiation skills first introduced in second grade (see this lesson for a review). This lesson is part of our recommended sequence in the Third Grade Curriculum.

Third Grade Drama Journal: Vision Quest

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 Third Grade Curriculum


Grade Level


  • Collaboration
  • Concentration
  • Imagination
  • Imitation
  • Narrator
  • Transformation


  • Details
  • Native Americans


  • Open