15 Minute Dramatic Play with Music Unit | Sedna, an Inuit Folk Tale

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I hope to use this in the upcoming school year with my students to get more role playing practice in the classroom.
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BUNDLE This dramatic 15 minute play with roles for 20+ students is based on a creation myth is suitable whether studying culture the Native American culture, Alaskan territory or in a drama class. This unit is suitable for gifted fifth grade through ninth grade. Students strengthen their reading (fluency), speaking (diction) and listening skills (restating) while learning to work cooperatively.

The story of Sedna, which is a creation myth, describes how she came to rule over Adlivun, the Inuit underworld. A centrally important goddess for the Inuit, Sedna is said to hold sea animals entangled in her hair, only to release them when she is appeased. This creation myth explains why sometimes the ocean is stormy and sometimes not depending upon Sedna's mood.

Based on this beloved Inuit folk tale by the same name, students will have an opportunity to:

explore creation myths of the Inuit culture—specifically the origin of whales, walruses and seals and why the ocean is sometimes calm and other times raging from--

dramatize a folk tale with chanting and song

create masks

and use their imaginations to express emotion through movement

Integrate with your vocal music teacher and present the play together! Your students can sing and accompany the song with drums and/or mallet instruments.

This product comes with:

  • warm up
  • procedure or rehearsal schedule
  • rationale for teaching creation myths
  • how to approach dramatic conflict in creation myths with your students
  • teacher's script--what I say and how I say it!
  • thirteen page script
  • stage properties list
  • sound effects list
  • post performance discussion questions
  • original song reminiscent of the Inuit culture
  • sound byte of the melody with the accompaniment
  • source list with suggestions for masks and dances

This play would be great for the end of the semester or prior to a break. if you are looking for something to impress your parents, this is it!

Comprehensive? You bet! This is a guaranteed successful teaching and learning experience created by a veteran drama teacher of thirty-eight years.

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Total Pages
38 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.
Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.


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