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Easel Activities
Pre-made digital activities. Add highlights, virtual manipulatives, and more.
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Grade Levels
6th - 9th, Homeschool
Formats Included
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12 pages
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This distance learning lesson focuses on actor/singer, Emmy, Grammy and Tony award-winning Billy Porter. The student researches questions about his life, journey to Broadway, and various accolades he's received while practicing growth mindset. Finally, using a One Pager assignment, the student designs his life.

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HOW DO I USE THIS IN MY CLASSROOM? Many teachers combine these biographies with other Dramamommaspeaks artists Lin Manuel Miranda, actresses Audra McDonald, Cynthia Erivo, Meryl Streep or designer Ming Cho Lee, composers Tim Minchin, Pasek and Paul. Or they tie it to a lesson about the 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?

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In addition, these bios. are a great springboard for discussion concerning goals, tenacity, determination and professionalism.

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  • One-pager template for assignment
  • One pager example of assignment
  • Enrichment activities
  • Sources including three links to videos of Porters' performances

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Total Pages
12 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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