Drama Lesson Costume Design Study With Newspaper

Grade Levels
6th - 9th, Homeschool
Formats Included
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22 pages
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This two or three-day engaging, creative lesson focuses on costume design, the rationale for teaching it and its history. The lesson gives students an opportunity to work cooperatively, solve problems creatively and learn at the same time! Created for students in grades 4 to 8, the product could be used for a one day exploration of the subject, skipping day three.

Note: You will need a lot of newspapers to do this. And I mean a. lot!!

or purchase plastic garbage bags to use for this lesson.

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Note: Not only do I provide you with the lessons and information, but I also share the questions I ask students and give you the time allotments for each step of the process.

Students will learn about:

  • The History of Costume Design
  • The Rationale for Teaching Costume Design
  • Teacher's Script--what I say and how I say it!
  • Costumes Notes for Students
  • Procedure
  • Materials List
  • A Warm-Up—engaging and creative
  • Two Assignments--one of designing and one cooperative learning
  • Bell Ringer Template--one for each day with questions
  • Source & Video link list

Comprehensive? You bet. Created by an award winning drama teacher of 38 years. Enjoy!

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Total Pages
22 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.


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