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Has anyone ever asked to write a play from a myth?

May 14, 2013 10:11am

I'm doing a Greek myth unit and the students don't want it to end!!! We've done some tableau work, but not I'm thinking about asking them to create the "screen play"


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    • May 14, 2013 10:24am

      Have you seen this video from Sarah Brown Wessling's class? They are studying Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, not Greek mythology, but it's a great example of how to extend a lesson and bring in student voice / perspective in a creative way. Students create and perform new scenes from the perspective of characters they are learning about.

      • May 15, 2013 11:02am

        I've had my students write a play based on a Poe short story. I love that it forces them to work within the confines of the story, but they have the freedom to create dialogue and action. It has become one of my favorite units.

        • May 16, 2013 9:10am

          anyone have a rubric for grading the project for self/ teacher/partners

          • May 20, 2013 6:07am

            I had students create screen plays for Julius Caesar and they were amazing. I had some Flip cams and they could create and edit their own videos. Some students who have background in video editing, actually created an awesome black and white video in IMovie which was Academy worthy. We made popcorn for the premiers, and the kids loved them. It taught them about screen writing, team work, and production.

            Have fun!