This is a 2-3 week drama unit centered on the one-act play "Trifles" by Susan Glaspell. We use this unit in on-level English II, but it could be used in 7th-12th grade depending on your students' background and ability.
This package includes:
-"Trifles" unit overview
-The play "Trifles"
-A notes PowerPoint over archetypes
-A notes page to accompany archetypes PowerPoint
-A notes page with drama vocabulary (blank and filled in copies)
-An activity that allows students to "play detective" and determine the murderer.
-Reading questions to help guide students thinking.
-A dialectical journal to help students analyze symbolism used in the play "Trifles"
-An activity that asks students to consider how directors interpret the stage directions (teachers need to find example performances on YouTube - There are several.)
-An activity that allows students to analyze archetypes within the Disney film Hercules.
-A quiz over drama terms and "Trifles" with a key