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Crash Course Theater Worksheets?

  • 1.  Crash Course Theater Worksheets?

    Posted 03-11-2019 00:10
    Like many of you I'm sure, I'm a big fan of the PBS "Crash Course Theater" series of videos available on YouTube.  They're a great way to cover tons of theater history in small, easy to digest bites and I sprinkle them throughout the school year. 
    I'm wondering if anyone has developed any worksheets to go along with this series (the series creators have not unfortunately, as I'd happily pay for them) and if so, if you would be willing to share with the rest of us. 
    You'd be doing a great service.

    John D. Monteverde
    PHS - Drama Teacher
    jmonteverde@pittsfield.net


  • 2.  RE: Crash Course Theater Worksheets?

    Posted 03-12-2019 14:05
    John,

    I love doing this kind of thing.  I am going to start working through this when my show opens this week.  I'll send some your way when I have something.

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    Joel King
    Atlanta GA
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  • 3.  RE: Crash Course Theater Worksheets?

    Posted 09-10-2019 14:53
    If you did make any worksheets, then I would love to get a few copies.

    Thanks

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    Danielle Pecoff
    Portland OR
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  • 4.  RE: Crash Course Theater Worksheets?

    Posted 09-11-2019 06:53
    Oh I would so love to have these too, if you make them. It's on my to do list but right now I'm directing three shows

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    Douglas Parks
    Wood County BOE
    Mineral Wells WV
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  • 5.  RE: Crash Course Theater Worksheets?

    Posted 09-11-2019 06:57

    I made one for the first video and then my wife delivered our first child and school started.  I am just now getting around to working on them again.  If you have specific episodes of Crash Course or topics they cover that you'd like to have something for let me know and I'll work on those.

     

    Thanks,

    Joel






  • 6.  RE: Crash Course Theater Worksheets?

    Posted 09-11-2019 08:27
    I would love to see what you come up with.  Making worksheets/study guides for these is on my list as well.  I actually purchased some but I don't love them.  They don't concentrate on the same things that I would.

    Also, the videos go REALLY fast.  It is extremely hard for students to complete a study guide in one sitting of the video.  I am rapidly changing the study guides to homework followed by discussion.  Can I call that flipped classroom?

    So anyway.  If you make some, I'd love to see/steal/perhaps even compensate.  Can I pay in leftover bake sale items?

    Thanks,

    Stuart  Graham

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    Stuart Graham
    Wichita KS
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  • 7.  RE: Crash Course Theater Worksheets?

    Posted 09-11-2019 09:53
    I would love to see these as well!

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    Lisa Ronca
    Ballard High School
    Huxley, IA
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  • 8.  RE: Crash Course Theater Worksheets?

    Posted 09-16-2019 09:59
    I, too, would love to see an example or two of these. I love the idea of working in theatre history throughout a course vs. doing one large unit on it (or one large course on it).

    THANKS!

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    Susan Nieten
    Theatre Teacher, Spring Play Director,
    & Thespian Troupe Director
    at Noblesville High School (Noblesville, IN)

    Twitter: @mrsnieten
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  • 9.  RE: Crash Course Theater Worksheets?

    Posted 09-17-2019 09:44
    Teachers Pay Teachers has a complete set of worksheets and activities on their site.  They were $37.00, but worth every penny because i did not have to re-invent them myself.  All episodes are covered and now I have a huge notebook full of materials.

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    Jennifer Babcock
    Orting High School
    Orting WA
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  • 10.  RE: Crash Course Theater Worksheets?

    Posted 10-07-2019 09:25
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    Ok.  I finally made one.  I have discovered that you can find the transcripts of the shows online.  So I just copied and pasted the sentences I wanted and replaced words with lines for filling in.  Feel free to use, rearrange, whatever!

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    Stuart Graham
    Wichita KS
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  • 11.  RE: Crash Course Theater Worksheets?

    Posted 10-08-2019 09:33
    Thank you for sharing!

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    Susan Nieten
    Theatre Teacher, Spring Play Director,
    & Thespian Troupe Director
    at Noblesville High School (Noblesville, IN)

    Twitter: @mrsnieten
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  • 12.  RE: Crash Course Theater Worksheets?

    Posted 10-17-2019 06:28
    Thank you for sharing!  It's a great resource.

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    Linda Urban
    Haverhill MA
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  • 13.  RE: Crash Course Theater Worksheets?

    Posted 10-16-2019 12:34
    Great thread guys - thanks for sharing, super helpful!

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    Janea Dahl
    Curriculum Specialist
    Milwaukie OR
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