What are the Arts Toolkits? The Arts Toolkits are KET’s response to then-Kentucky Commissioner of Education Gene Wilhoit’s challenge in 2000 to “develop a dynamic and powerful arts and humanities toolkit that would be built from the Kentucky Core Content, Program of Studies, and Academic Expectations” (2). During the 2001-2002 prototype stage, KET, KDE, the Kentucky Center, the Kentucky Arts Council, the Speed Art Museum, Stage One, and teachers from across the state who attended the summer Arts Academies all served as partners in the development of the Arts Toolkits (2).
Wee Willie Winkie runs through the town, Upstairs and downstairs in his nightgown, Tapping at the window and crying through the lock, Are all the children in their beds, it's past eight o'clock?
I am thinking of a word that rhymes with_____.
Drama (2003) Other pages to note . . . Section Page # Content Introduction 9-37 Unit and grade level correlations to core content Introduction 39-42 Cross-curricular resources Toolkit Resources 1-10 Toolkit videos overview Toolkit Resources 15-17 Artist directory Lesson plans 2, 189-190 List of lessons and materials
563-572: Drama connections and the Core Content 4.0
573-576: Synopses of the featured series in the Toolkit
Drama Toolkit Copyright Policy “ The Drama Arts Toolkit is a coyrighted product. Printed materials may be copied for use as student handouts or in a limited fashion for sharing with other teachers (for example, copying one lesson plan to share). The Toolkit should not be copied in its entirety. The Toolkit videos, DVD’s, and CD-ROM should not be copied” (5).
Cut out pictures of people from magazines and let students pantomime the picture while others guess who the character portrays. (use as characters)
Make a pile of shoes and have students draw one at random or have students use their shoe and tell where their shoe came from, where it has been, and why it ended up in the Discarded Shoe Pile. Works on storytelling and improvisation.
Have two stacks of index cards one with character (i.e. principal, clown, big bad wolf) Then have a stack of cards with different scenes. Students draw a scenes card and character card and create a skit.
Readers’ Theatre: Divide lines/segments in half with a boy reading the 1 st half, a girl the 2 nd half, or students each read a single word, or variations on different reading patterns.
Class mural of a classic art piece, genre, or style (Draw a grid on the picture you want reproduced. Grid out a large sheet of paper or section on a wall. Students are responsible for reproducing the design in their own grids.)
Use art to reinforce parts of speech, create poetry
Use a group of pictures clipped randomly from magazines and have students create stories and/or storyboards
53: Successfully engaging and working with a performance artist or artist-in-residence
58: List of lesson plans and grade levels
287-290: How to respond to dance
303: Writing a dance critique
336: A pitfall/pointer list for teachers
371-373: Tips for teaching traditional dances
411: Creating cultural trunks
417: Tips for using the Toolkit timeline
460-485: Teacher’s guide/overview to DanceSense
531-535: Core Content guide and connections
Dance Toolkit Copyright Policy “ The Dance Arts Toolkit is a coyrighted product. Printed materials may be copied for use as student handouts or in a limited fashion for sharing with other teachers (for example, copying one lesson plan to share). The Toolkit should not be copied in its entirety. The Toolkit videos, DVD’s, and CD-ROM should not be copied” (5).