Blanchard, Year One
Martin – DB Woolbright
Learning Objective/Exit Outcomes:
- Students will have a better understanding of the key events of Dr. King’s life and how he may have felt along the journey to end segregation.
- Students will use theatre to show their understanding of Dr. King’s life.
SS2H1. Describe the lives and contributions of historical figures in Georgia history.
TA2.CN.2. Examine the role of theatre in a societal, cultural, and historical context.
- Identify how theatre arts connect to self and the present world.
- Compare and contrast stories from diverse communities in a guided drama experience.
- Relate character experiences to personal experiences.
- Experience dramatic work and theatre styles of the past and present.
Social Studies and Theatre
Chairs, papers, books, etc.
We reviewed the key events in Dr. King’s life and decided which to include along the obstacle course path. Two students portrayed the voice of those who were against MLK by repeating “Give up” and “This will never happen” making it hard for our blindfolded student to hear the commands given by the rest of the class. As the blindfolded student made it to each key event, we discussed how MLK may have felt. The end of the path represented the Civil Rights Act. We then asked the students who might the people giving the commands may have represented.
It would be nice to have a more clear way for MLK to feel accomplished at each event. Maybe a small piece of candy for the whole class or a short dance party would create a sense of achieving something.