I turned in my two-week student learning packet on Wednesday evening.... which was just in time. We will be out from Monday through the 31st. I teach elementary and our school-wide policy is to have *may do* and *must do* activities clearly labeled across grades and subjects. PS, PK, and K activities are all *may do* and include things like a link to the audio for "Carnival of the Animals" and instruction to listen to two sections (two different animals) and move around a space to the music- like the animal in the title. I also have parents and students going to storylineonline.net (a SAG/AFTRA site that has actors reading children's books), listen to the story and recreate characters at various parts of the story. (Betty White's reading of "Harry the Dirty Dog" is just delightful.)
For my older elementary students, I have included both *may do* and *must do* activities. My third graders have been working on reading texts/scripts and identifying what set pieces would help an audience understand the setting if we were onstage. As and extension, I have them doing similar exercises with props (What props are absolutely necessary for actors to tell this story?) and costumes (Use the body outline on the page to design a costume that would best show the character to the audience.) I am looking forward to the designs I will get.... since the text I am using is "Hey, That's My Monster!" and they have to design for one of the monsters.
My students also perform showcases tied to core content classroom work at the end of the year. I usually hand out scripts during the time we are home. My plan is to finish and cast the scripts, get them to the classroom teachers for feedback, and then post them to my drama webpage so the kiddos (and families) can begin reading them... and maybe memorizing lines before their return.
If my students don't have net access at home before today, the school is providing a Chromebook and working with the district to set up free wifi hotspots. Everyone will be covered. (We also have a food plan, too. So many of our students are in need.....)
To Arts educators facing the challenges of creating online lesson plans:
As TRW represents the worldwide live performance rights for the musical, WE WILL ROCK YOU, Queen Theatrical Productions enlisted our assistance to create a study guide for the Oscar winning film, BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, a guide that could be translated and used worldwide.
On behalf of TRW, Queen Theatrical Productions Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, I am pleased to offer a resource that you may find beneficial during these challenging days.
As you can see in the Index below, on page 37 you will find a series of lesson plans, including the National Standards that apply to each lesson.
Queen Biography 4
Freddie Mercury Biography 7
The Influence of Freddie Mercury 10
The Band Biographies
Brian May 12
Roger Taylor 15
John Deacon 18
Timeline: Queen and the World 21
The Live Aid Benefit: 1985 27
Mercury Phoenix Trust 30
The Film: Bohemian Rhapsody 32
The Musical: We Will Rock You 35
Queen Live Today with Adam Lambert 36
Queen Discography 48
Sources and Works Cited 49
Writer, Copy Editor, Layout: Sal Salerno (Thespian Troupe 3311 Director)
Photographs: TM © Queen Theatrical Productions Ltd. and © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film
Corporation. All rights reserved. Property of Fox.
The information in this publication is correct at the time of going to press.
All materials used by permission.
Here is a link to download a complimentary copy of the QUEEN Educational Discovery Guide and a script for WE WILL ROCK YOU School Edition, https://theatricalrights.citrixdata.com/d-sb60ac794eeb48b2b.
Theatre teachers may also want to use the script to have your students design the post-apocalyptic world in which the show takes place.
I hope you are all back in your classrooms and theatre spaces ASAP.
This mostly improvised mockumentary was directed by MTHS alumni Nick Terry when he was a senior at Mountlake Terrace HS (age 17). Nick was a drama student and performed in many plays at Terrace and was a member of the TheatreSports team. His mockumentary "Senior Prom" had its World Premiere at the 2010 Seattle International Film Festival!
Senior PromInterview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgBepUv8EEoVideo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgBepUv8EEoIMBD link (Links to an external site.)https://www.imdb.com/video/vi3777758233?ref_=ttvi_vi_imdb_1orVimeo video link (Links to an external site.)https://vimeo.com/174398715Instruction:After watching "Senior Prom" brainstorm three ideas for a script you would like to see made into a short film/video. You are not writing the script yet, just coming up with some possible storylines. Once you have your ideas submit them. I would love to chat with you via Canvas about them. If we get back to school soon, we may decide to make a short video for the class! If we continue to work remotely, this may be a project we can do and upload the videos to share. At this time this is not a graded activity, however, depending on how things go it may be reassigned for credit. :)
Keep these things in mind: