This lesson is focused on an up-and-coming stage and film actress, singer and songwriter, the award winning Cynthia Erivo. The students research questions about her life, journey to Broadway and film, and various accolades she's received while practicing growth mindset. Finally, using a One Pager assignment, the student designs her life. This lesson takes sixty to ninety minutes to complete. #DistanceLearning#TPT
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Many teachers combine these biographies with others Dramamommaspeaks over actors Lin Manuel Miranda, actresses Audra McDonald and Meryl Streep or designer Ming Cho Lee. Or they tie it to a lesson about 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?
In addition, these bios. are a great spring board for discussion concerning goals, tenacity, determination and professionalism.
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