This two-day lesson on costume design is focused on the Nutcracker Ballet characters and gives the students an opportunity to be costume designers. The students learn about costume design, view a video clip of The Nutcracker Ballet and design costumes for themselves as if they were in ballet. Suitable for students in grades 3 to 7, the product is broken in to two class periods, although it could be used for a one day exploration of the subject.
Students will learn about:
• The History of Costume Design
• The Rationale for Teaching Costume Design
• Costumes Notes for Students
• Materials List
• Sources & Video Link List
• A Warm-Up—Engaging and Creative
• Nutcracker Ballet Character List
• Costume Design Assignments (4)
Different from other Dramamommaspeaks costume assignments, this was created for younger students. The models are larger and the questions are appropriate for younger thinkers.
Comprehensive? You bet. This is a guaranteed winner from an award-winning veteran drama teacher. Enjoy!
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