Back in the Day ... Primary Sources Come Alive - Grade 4 Drama - Instructional Unit 1

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Enhanced and Updated - March 31, 2014 - This updated instructional unit includes learning experiences, teacher and student resources, assessment ideas, and differentiation options. The storyboard document provides a roadmap of teaching activities and a possible performance assessment for the unit.

Inquiry Questions (Engaging- Debatable):

  • Why is it important to research primary sources for dramatic portrayals? (DTA09-GR.4-S.1-GLE.1,2,3) and (DTA09-GR.4-S.2-GLE.1,2,3) and (DTA09- GR.4-S.3-GLE.1,2)
  • When is it permissible to adapt primary source information for a dramatic portrayal?

Concepts: Composition, Improvisation, Patterns, Culture, Observation, Emotions, Stereo-Type, Representation, Historical, Character, Portrayal, Source, Tension, Connection, Expression, Spectrum, Believability