This is the power point presentation I use in my 8th grade theatre history unit. It covers all the basics of Greek theatre and includes directions and expectations for the group presentations.
For this unit, the class is divided into small groups. Each group is assigned a period in theatre history. The periods are Middle Ages, Elizabethan, 1600's, 1700's, 1800-1900's. Topics to be covered within each time period are stages & scenery, clothes & costumes, plays & playwrights, theatre experience, and. actors & acting.
They are given 3 grades:
Power Point, Presentation, Open Book Test using all handouts.
Their Power Point must include:
o Intro slide
o Title slide
o What will be covered
o Individual slides on different points
o Conclusion slide
o Thank you slide
o Sources slide
Their Hand-out must include all important information covered in point.
Copies of handout for all in class is required.
Handouts are kept in a Theatre History notebook.
Theatre History test is open book. Questions will come from handouts.
They must also find and show 1 quality Youtube video to show the class on some aspect of their time period. Must be under 10 minutes. Must be informative and well done.