Appropriate for grades 4 – 8th. This slide presentation is a way to start students thinking about the purpose of theatre. This can be used for new drama students or as a review for drama students working on a performance.
It contains 12 slides, including an five question quiz at the end. Most slides have accompanying notes for the teacher to use for class discussions, and a PDF is included that has the slide images and notes for the teacher. A Quicktime movie format is also provided and a complete lesson plan.
4. cultural norms
Objective: Students will be able to list several reasons plays are written and performed.
Length of Lesson: 30 min.
This lesson can be used as a stand-alone or as the first lesson in a unit teaching history of theatre. See Mrs. Davis' "History of Theatre Unit".
Created by Mrs. Kateri J. Davis, Birdhouse Publications.