“Westward Ho!” Lesson (Part 2) Download


Integration Ideas: Communities|Conflict|Geography|History Adaptation|Language Arts|Social Studies
Concepts/Skills Taught: Collaboration|Communication|Concentration|Cooperation|Creativity|Improvisation|Listening|Movement|Problem Solving|Setting|Teamwork
Room Arrangements: Open

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“Westward Ho!” Lesson (Part 2): Dealing with Conflicts

Objective: students will explore the contrasts of life in the past to modern times.

This Life Drama (2nd of 3) continues the previous lesson with a focus on conflict.  The pioneers (students) traveling on an arduous journey westward encounter challenges.  As a family group, they must cooperatively decide how to overcome these obstacles and continue (part of the 4th grade objectives).     Students work through an improvisational process where there is no pre-written story or pre-determined outcome.  They apply the practice of "no denial of creation" or saying “yes” to what others create as a way to support the drama and honor the imagination of others.  This lesson is part of our recommended sequence in the Fourth Grade Curriculum.