Shauna Ratapu

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New Zealand - Gisborne - Gisborne
Shauna Ratapu
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By Shauna Ratapu
A complete Monologue unit for high school drama designed to be fun and exciting! Includes 16 lesson overviews, 2 complete lesson plans for lessons 1 and 4. Appendices include instructions for all drama games and exercises, plus scripts, sample
Subjects:
Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Handouts
$5.00
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By Shauna Ratapu
For this unit, which assesses the students' knowledge of a specific theatre form based on their ability to identify key features of that form, I have chosen to slowly build upon prior knowledge by scaffolding the lessons. Lesson one introduces the
Subjects:
Drama
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Unit Plans, Activities
$5.00
16
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By Shauna Ratapu
In this semester-long English or Social Studies project, inspired by the movie Pay it Forward,students will, in groups, research and develop a "kindness project" that will reflect the values of kindness found in the movie. They can then share their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Cooperative Learning, Workbooks
$5.00
25
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By Shauna Ratapu
I wrote this melodrama for my Intermediate and High School workshop students and they absolutely love it! "Magic Merle's Miracle Makeover Mush" is about an escaped criminal named Menacing Mike who enters the town of Elderville under the guise of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, End of Year, Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff, 7th
Types:
Scripts
$15.00
2
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By Shauna Ratapu
Based on Flannery O'Connor's short story from 1965 "Everything That Rises Must Converge", this one-act play explores "difference" and "marginalisation" through humor, subtext and metaphor. Written for high school students, it is a play that is
Subjects:
Drama
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Scripts
$10.00
1
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By Shauna Ratapu
Start your own After-School Drama club, group or school with 10 easy steps!First 10 Lessons included!Plus...BONUS CHAPTER on the BIG SHOW! And tons of warm-ups, games and ideas!Kids love role-playing whether it's in front of an audience or just for
Subjects:
Character Education, Arts, Drama
Grades:
Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff, Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Fun Stuff
$10.00
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By Shauna Ratapu
This unit was designed specifically for New Zealand schools Level 2 and the NCEA qualifications, but it can be adapted to suit. In this very exciting and interesting unit, students will be reading and analysing short stories from four very
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Creative Writing
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Assessment
FREE
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Seconday (High School) Drama School Teacher. Owner/Artistic Director of Unhinged Productions in Gisborne, New Zealand. 20+ years acting and directing experience. 3 children of my own (18, 16, 12).

MY TEACHING STYLE

AKO: To teach is to learn. Culturally Responsive Pedagogy of Relations.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Yet to be added

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Post Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (Communication Management) Bachelor of Communications (Expressive Arts, Media Studies) from Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) from Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Born and raised in California, USA. I have lived in Texas, Washington State and now, New Zealand. I am married to a New Zealander of Maori decent and we have three children. Our eldest child attends Columbia University in New York City. I run a theatre company in Gisborne, New Zealand as well as teaching high school drama. www.unhingedproductions.org

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