Integrating Drama in Elementary?

Discussion in 'Montessori' started by Viola221b, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. Viola221b

    Viola221b Rookie

    May 12, 2012
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    Jul 14, 2013

    Hi all,

    I'm just about to start my first year as a Montessori elementary teacher. My background is in theatre, and I want to offer my students the chance to explore Shakespeare in depth. How does one initiate a special group for interested kids--drama, poetry, etc.--without infringing on their uninterrupted three-hour work cycle? Is it just a matter of making the drama group one of their regular work choices? Or is it something that I should be saving for after school?

    Thanks. :)

  3. tracykaliski

    tracykaliski Connoisseur

    Jul 16, 2008
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    Jul 14, 2013

    Well, you could do both actually. We have a teacher at our school who is an actor and loves Shakespeare, and he incorporates drama into some of the studies they do. For example, when they do ancient civilizations, they write and perform a play about ancient china or ancient greece, etc. He also does an after school Shakespeare club.

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