Lesson

History Comes Alive

Lesson Overview

This integrated unit will encompass three parts. Students will begin by selecting a historical key figure they have studied during their time in 4th grade. After selecting their key figure, students will research interesting and important facts and information relating to their figure. Then, students will write a monologue using the three rules of monologues: has to be written in the first person, has to have a problem, and has to have an emotion. Finally, students will develop characterization with physical and vocal elements, memorize their monologues, and perform their monologues for a live audience. 

This specific lesson will focus on the second part of this unit: writing the monologues. 

Duration
Multiple days
Lesson Type
Project Based Lesson

Essential Question

Why is a specific key figure important and influential?

What three elements does an interesting monologue need?

How can components of Drama make historical figures and facts relevant and interesting in today's time?

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Other Instructional Materials or Notes:

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Social Studies Visual & Performing Arts English Language Arts

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Lesson Created By: JanieAmbrose

Lesson Partners: ABC (Arts in Basic Curriculum)