TpT Digital Activity

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TpT Digital Activity
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FREE!! Celebrate Blàck History month with a lesson focused on Audra McDonald, the Broadway Tony award winner. The students research questions about her life, journey to Broadway, various accolades and study her growth mindset. Finally, using a One Pager assignment, the student designs her life.

In addition, a teacher could assign this lesson to students who are distance learning. #DistanceLearningTpT


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2) Dividing up the pages-If you need help with sending home a learning pack, check out: "Selecting Pages for Home Learning Pack" If you need to just get one page out of a multi page PDF, you can choose "print to PDF" as a print option and then just select the pages(s) you want in that new document. Then it'll prompt you to save the PDF as a new document with just that one or so pages extracted.

3) You can use this PDF resource to create an activity that students can complete on a device. Select the red button above in the right column which says Create Digital Activity.


This lesson is part of a more extensive lesson which is three days in length.

Many teachers combine these biographies with others of mine on actors Lin Manuel Miranda and Denzel Washington, actress Meryl Streep or designer Ming Cho Lee. Or they tie it to my lesson concerning the Tony Awards at: Tony Awards Lesson

If your students need to do a research project, the Places Please lessons are good ones to introduce the unit. Perhaps more students would pursue a career in the theater arts if we show them what is possible for them?

These bios. are a great spring board for discussion concerning goals, tenacity, determination and professionalism.

There is more to theater than just improvisation, plays and games. I teach theater with a twist. This is an example of what I mean.

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Total Pages
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Teaching Duration
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