Use Acting to Learn Punctuation

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Written communication is a convenient substitute for spoken communication. For thousands and thousands of years, communication was spoken, one to one to one until everyone knew. Records were written down, but not stories. News was delivered by criers who walked through the streets yelling...

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8th Grade

Public Speaking

Based on the unit of study, students will learn to craft and deliver persuasive speeches over the course of a 5-day residency. The teaching artist will guide students in understanding how public speaking differs from conversational speaking. S/he will also instruct students on ways to avoid stage fright, how to project voice and how to pace delivery for the greatest impact. Academic skills include research and writing in the style of persuasion...

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Time Travelers' News Network

Using the skills of journalism, theater and historical research, teams of students will present a 5 –minute video news segment using modern reporting techniques, but playing character parts from a specific time period. The segments may include breaking news (reporting on specific events), lifestyle news (reporting on social and entertainment topics), sports or investigative report (a deeper examination of a larger issue). These assignments may be chosen at random based or assigned by the class...

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Political Speeches in United States History

Using the techniques of theatrical script analysis, students will each examine a single speech in Unites States history from the periods before the reformation. These speeches, provided by Creativity & Associates to ensure consistency of length (no more than 5 minutes), may be chosen by lot or assigned by the classroom teacher. Students complete a worksheet that breaks down the speech based on the goals of the state curriculum political science to “identify the principles in European histo...

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Custom Program

Creativity & Associates will work with teachers or administrators to design a custom residency or workshop for your school. We are able to integrate theatre into just about any unit and would be happy to show you how. In fact, if anyone presents us with a unit that we are unable to integrate theater into, we will present a free 45-minute workshop to your students or staff (travel expenses not included). Every custom program will align with state curriculum standards for both theatre...

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