Tired of giving lectures on complex historical topics? Do you have high energy students looking for an outlet?
At Mano Koa Enterprises, we have developed an interactive lesson strategy which enables students (especially the high energy ones) to do the teaching for you with Historical Theater: a hands-on bodily kinesthetic activity which expresses complex points of view during an historical time period.
Historical Theater activities provides classrooms with an active and engaging way to tackle issues in the past while creating memories that students will carry on years after the class. Students are encouraged to come in class appropriate costumes (even if it's just a scribbled mustache) and commit to their roles with class appropriate improvisation. Since all historical theaters are intentionally designed to portray differences in race, gender, political philosophy and/or socioeconomic status, AP US History students get the added benefit of sharpening their Point of View skills on the Document Based Question portion of the test.
This product contains a lesson plan, PowerPoint, Historical Theater Scripts for the following historical figures:
George Washington (Future American President and Colonial Militia Officer)
Joseph Coulon de Jumonville (French Officer)
Governor Robert Dinwiddie (British Governor of Virginia)
Canasteggo (Native American Leader)
Like this product? We got plenty more!
There are 12 other Historical Theaters available for "a la carte" purchases ranging from the free American Revolution sample to the $6 Vietnam War theater which offers six characters including Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger and Muhammad Ali.
Want a better deal? Try our "Historical Theater Omnibus 1620-2000" which offers all 12 historical theaters scenarios plus 4 bonus mini-theaters on pivotal Presidential elections. Now available from Mano Koa Enterprises.
Have fun and break a leg!
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