Educational Theatre virtual lesson plan
Content Area: Theatre
Lesson title: Character exploration in Shakespeare's plays.
Building Ensemble: Problem solving ability, communication ability, creativity
Standards: TH:Cr 1.1.7, TH:Pr5.1.7, TH:Cn 11.1.7
Through quizzes, student can infer scenes and characters and reinterpret them in a monodrama, expressing characters in Shakespeare's plays to understand and embrace various aspects of life in literary works.
Interdisciplinary Connections: Literacy, History, Mental health
Equipment/Resources: Smart Board, Speakers
Students will be able to:
Learning Activities/Instructional Strategies
Space: Open space for expressing monodrama.
Warm-up: 10 minutes
The teacher mimes and creates bubbles and places them on his hands. Then pass it on to a student. The student who will receive the bubble thinks about how he or she will receive it and then receives it carefully without popping the bubble.
Student can use his/her entire body. For example, one student might blow a bubble without receiving it and try to give it to the person next to her. Another student will put it on the end of her straw and try to give it to the student next to her. The teacher ends the warm-up by receiving the bubble again and sending it up to the sky.
Main activity: 25 minutes
1. The teacher selects one of Shakespeare's plays and briefly explains it. The teacher then gives quiz questions to the students.
“Macbeth”, on the way back after Macbeth won the war, there were beings who prophesied that Macbeth would become king. Who was it? (Answer: witch)
“King Lear”, How many daughters does King Lear have? Express each character through mime. (Answer: three persons with mime for expressing their characters)
2. The teacher again reminds the students that their answers must be mimed. Students first study a scene to create a mime to express their answer.
3. The teacher explains that students can draw scenes on a storyboard to create a mime. Have students download the storyboard sheet and then have them express themselves with pictures.
Closing: 5-10 minutes
Demonstrate all mimes for the answers to the quiz. After that, write down the answer in your notebook. The teacher invites students to discuss the differences between mime and answer.
All mimes are video recorded. Conversely, students can create quiz questions and encourage each other to mime.
-Storyboard sheets, note, Quiz lists. Creative Quiz sheet.
Myungja Anna Koh