Brewer Elementary Year One
Hill- Addie Newcomer
Learning Objective/Exit Outcomes:
Students will review everything learned about Harriet Tubman.
Students will communicate and share ideas with their ensemble.
Students will think quickly and support each other as an ensemble.
Students will relate Harriet Tubman’s life to their own.
SS1H1 The student will read about and describe the life of historical figures in
- Harriet Tubman (Underground Railroad)
SS1CG1 The student will describe how the historical figures in SS1H1a display positive character traits of fairness, respect for others, respect for the environment, conservation, courage, equality, tolerance, perseverance, and commitment.
TAK.CR.1 Organize, design, and refine theatrical works.
- Use imagination to create, revise, and/or add to ideas.
- Demonstrate skills of the mind (e.g. imagination, focus, concentration).
- Listen to others with respect and courtesy in an ensemble.
TAK.CN.1 Explore how theatre connects to life experience, careers, and other content.
- Identify how theatre experiences, settings, and characters are like and unlike real life.
Social Studies/ Theatre
Open classroom space; small, passable object like a ball
All the players except one, who stands in the center, sit in a circle. The center player (could be the teacher) closes their eyes while the others pass any small object from one to the other. By the time it returns to the original student, the player must have named six facts about the subject or question asked. If the player does not succeed in naming the six objects in the time that it takes for the object to make the round of the circle, that player must change places with the one in the center. If the circle is small, the object should be passed around two or more times.
The teacher can ask a simple question like, “Tell me 6 things about Harriet Tubman,” or a more difficult question like, “Tell me 6 character traits Harriet must have had to escape slavery.” To adjust based on grade level, the teacher can use ANY number – in most cases, asking for 3 facts or obstacles Harriet overcame was challenging but achievable.
Make sure to encourage students to make their own connection to the life of Harriet Tubman. Students should speculate how they would feel if or what they might do if… It’s also important to use the word ensemble as you remind students of their different roles.