Lesson plan origins of greek theaterDocument Transcript
Sarah Lewis-Leach Mrs. Boehman’s 11th gradeOctober 20, 2009 World Literature lefttop Concept / Topic To Teach: Ancient Greek origins of theater. Parts of the Greek Theater. Different genres of Greek theater. Standards Addressed: Grade: 10,11,12 ELAWLRC3 The student acquires new vocabulary in each content area and uses it correctly ELAWLRL1 The student demonstrates comprehension by identifying evidence (e.g., diction, imagery, point of view, figurative language, symbolism, plot events, main ideas, and cultural characteristics) in a variety of texts representative of different genres (e.g., poetry, prose, short story, novel, essay, editorial, biography, and drama) and using this evidence as the basis for interpretation. ELAWLRL3 The student deepens understanding of literary works from around the world by relating them to their contemporary context or historical background, as well as to works from other time periods. The student a. Relates a literary work to primary source documents of its literary period or historical setting. b. Relates a literary work to the seminal ideas of the time and place in which it is set or the time and place of its composition. Greek General Goal(s): Students will gain knowledge and understanding of the origins of theater, the Greek culture, parts of the original stage, Greek masks, the first actor: Thespis, the beginnings of actor dialogue, and the different genres of Greek theater IN ORDER TO HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE THEATRICAL STAGE.
Specific Objectives: Students will absorb and understand the knowledge learned in this lesson and be able to apply it to the unit plan: GREEK TRAGEDY-OEDIPUS in order to have a better understanding of the play, how it functions, its effects on modern day society, and how the theater has changed and effected the culture around us. Required Materials: 1. Power Point entitled: “Greek Theater” 2. Overhead equipment necessary for the Powerpoint 3. The Festival Dionysia Contest packet: 1 packet/2-3 students 4. 10-15 sets of markers 5. pens & paper (student’s own) Anticipatory Set (Lead-In): The teacher writes on the board (The Essential Question): “Do you know the origins of theater?” The class will join in a short discussion to pose their ideas on where theater started. This will lead directly to the Power Point presentation. Step-By-Step Procedures: Students will write daily spelling words on the board from Mrs. Boehman Anticipatory (Lead-In) writing on the board the Essential Question: “Do you know the origins of theater? How has ancient Greek theater shaped our modern world?” Ask students if they can answer these questions. Allow them to elaborate and fill in discussion with how worship of a god transitioned into a theatrical performance. Move along a historical sequence to bring in the Shakespearean theater, transition to more modern theater and then into television and film. Return to the idea that Greek theater directly influences their daily lives if they: watch Mtv videos, pod-casts, or go to the movie theater. All would not exist without the ancient Greek invention of theater. Begin Power Point presentation: discuss the origins of theater, the festival Dionysia, story-songs created by Thespis, the background of the god Dionysus (showing a video : Disney’s Fantasia the pastoral scene), a discussion on the anatomy of Greek masks (the mouth pieces, the facial features etc.), the importance of the Choir and their role, followed by a short feature entitled: History of Western Theater: From Ritual to Theater. Once the Power Point is over. Students will be advised to separate into groups of two. Each group will be given a packet entitled: “The Festival Dionysia Theater Contest.” The class will be given instruction: a. (see packet) discuss the event poster on page 1 (have a student read this). Discuss the importance of this festival as equivalent to our “Christmas.” b. discuss page 2, the instructions on creating a tragedy and a comedy and the masks that coincide with them. Amendments:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________