Integrating Drama with Science and History
Lesson Objective: Use the arts to deepen understanding of science and history
Grades 6-8 / Science / History

Thought starters

  1. How does using movement help students to learn and retain information about molecules?
  2. Where could you imagine integrating movement into your own teaching practice?
  3. How does using interviews help students deepen their understanding of explorers?
15 Comments
Role-Play is an outstanding strategy for teachers to implement in the classroom. I truly look forward to applying the history-related portion in my 7th grade class, because it will be very engaging for my students to get the opportunity to apply it in their social studies class.
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I like how the way they apply this learning method, because through this method wich is role play, the student could understand easily the abstract materials as a contextual learning. when the students apply what they have learnt , they wil be able to memorize and understand the materials deeply as they save and process all knowledge in longterm memory.
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I like how you made the students act out the elements because not only it made the activity more interesting , but it would also help them remember the elements and their functions easily.
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I liked the idea of using a dance in science and an interview in history because students seemed engaged and curious to know what would happen next. The interview activity also gave students the opportunity to learn about sourcing websites and information, which means that students learn more than they may have if using a different activity. With what grades would the interviews and the dances work the best? Are there any grades that the activities did not work particularly well with?
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Lol, "Hip-Hop Molecule." This learning strategy is unorthodox yet very effective in teaching science and history to students. I have learned that each teacher is unique in implementing their own personal strategies to help students learn a specific subject while making it visual and fun. The teacher is clever in having the students physically represent molecules and key historical figures through dance and drama. Can drama and dance be integrated into any other subjects? Overall, excellent work and catchy intro music!
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