Directions and rubric for a scene revision/modernization group project for Israel Horovitz' play version of A Christmas Carol. The activity provides students with an opportunity to showcase understanding of the play, as well as critically think about the impact changing settings within a play/novel can have.
The directions are as follows: You will be tasked with rewriting a scene from Israel Horovitz’ play version of A Christmas Carol. The only catch being that you must bring the play into the twenty first century. You will join a group of 3-4 students and rewrite a randomly selected key scene from A Christmas Carol. You will adapt all aspects of the scene into a modern day setting. The script will have to be written out and rehearsed as they will be presented.