May 12

Arts in Education


Dramatizing History


History jumps off the pages of a textbook and into your classroom during this interactive study. Using the historical period that students are already studying as part of their social studies curriculum, students explore a time period or a significant event by creating a piece of collaborative theatre. Through research and examining artistic depiction of the time period/event (such as paintings and photographs), students will craft a story, develop characters and write their own script that connects them to history in a dynamic way. Writing and performing original monologues and scenes will actively engage students in learning. The workshop will end with a final production containing historical reenactments and dramatization of original dialogue written by students.

Recommended for grades 3-12