Performance as a Culminating Activity

Grades 6-8 / Social Studies / Arts
CCSS: ELA.SL.6.6 ELA.W.6.3a

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

SL

Speaking and Listening Standards 6-12

6

6th Grade

6

Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. (See grade 6 Language standards 1 and 3 on page 52 for specific expectations.)

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

W

Writing Standards 6–12

6

6th Grade

3a

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

a. Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.

b. Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.

c. Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another.

d. Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.

e. Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.

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Developed in Partnership with

The Getty

Lesson Objective

Write and perform a Greek mythology talk show

Length

6 min

Questions to Consider

  • What did students learn through the Greek and Roman mythology unit?
  • How was this learning expressed in this performance?
  • What does Mr. Cooper look for in his students' performances?

Common Core Standards

ELA.SL.6.6, ELA.W.6.3a

Blog: The Power of Arts Integration

Playlist: Greek Mythology in the Classroom & Museum

Images courtesy of The J. Paul Getty Museum Villa Collection, Malibu, California

Supporting Materials

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  • Performance as a Culminating Activity Transcript

  • Worksheet: Ancient Greek and Roman Talk Show Villa.PDF

  • Worksheet: Greek and Roman Gods at the Getty Villa.PDF

  • Worksheet: Seating Chart.PDF

  • Worksheet: See Wonder Think.PDF

  • Arts Integration Resources from the Getty Museum.PDF

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Lesson Idea (Common Core) Performance as a Culminating Activity

Grades 6-8 / Social Studies / Arts

Performance as a Culminating Activity