Grades 9–12, Theatre

Standards:

CA CCSS Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subject (RST)
9.7:
Translate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text into visual form (e.g., a table or chart) and translate information expressed visually or mathematically (e.g., in an equation) into words.

Grades 9–12
VAPA, Theatre, Creative Expression, Proficient
2.3
Design, produce, or perform scenes or plays from a variety of theatrical periods and styles, including Shakespearean and contemporary realism.

Lesson Idea:

In this example after reading technical information about the parts of the Elizabethan theater, specifically The Old Globe, and reading charts of what an Elizabethan theatre looked like, students working in small groups will write a description of what the stage should look like for the Elizabethan scene or play that they are producing. Each group will then share their findings through a multimedia presentation that includes written text as well as visuals.