This residency, geared for students in grades 3-8, integrates Theater with Language Arts and Social Studies curricular goals. Students explore dramatically either the impact of periods in history on the lives of historical figures or the motivations of fictional characters in literature. Then they write monologues or letters from the point of view of key figures in history or fiction that explain their motivation, the obstacles they faced, how they overcame or failed to overcome them, and their hopes for and influences on the future. Students work in collaborative groups to create informal performances using the monologues or letters. Finally, students perform their monologues or letters.
English Language Arts Gr. 3-8 1: The learner will use language to express individual perspectives drawn from personal or related experience.
Theatre Arts Gr. 3-12, 1 The learner will write based on personal experience and heritage, imagination, literature, and history.
Social Studies Gr. 4, 4.05 Identify and assess the role of prominent persons in North Carolina, past and present.
Gr. 5, 4.05 Describe the impact of wars and conflicts on United States citizens….
Gr. 6 4.02 Examine, understand, and evaluate conflicting viewpoints.
4.03 Recognize and analyze values upon which judgments are made.
Gr. 7 4.01 Describe the patterns of and motives for the migrations of people….
Gr. 8 4.04 Evaluate the importance of the roles played by individuals at the state and national levels during the Civil War and Reconstruction Period.
What the Ramsey St. Alternative School (Fayetteville, NC) Seventh Grade Teachers Team said about this Residency:
“We enjoyed working with you and the students had a great time.”