Title

Incorporating drama across the curriculum into the intermediate elementary classroom

Abstract

Children learn through doing, and using drama in the elementary classroom gets children actively learning in all subjects (Wood, 2000). A large amount of research has been done on the benefits of incorporating drama into the classroom to enhance academic subjects. However, few teachers incorporate drama on a regular basis. The purpose of this project was to investigate the benefits and ways of incorporating drama into the traditional elementary school classroom, specifically intermediate elementary grades. The benefits of this were examined and the means to make incorporating drama possible for every teacher were explored. The outline of the thesis began with a section on the rationale for incorporating drama, focusing on the social and academic benefits for all children. This was followed by information on the basics of theatre and the description of activities that are considered a part of drama in' the classroom. The incorporation of drama in the specific subjects of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies was covered along with sample lesson plans for each. The goal is that any teacher reading this thesis will gain some of the skills, information, and confidence needed to use drama in his or her elementary classroom.

Notes

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Thesis Completion

2007

Semester

Fall

Advisor

Palmer, Mary

Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

College

College of Education

Degree Program

Education

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Education;Education -- Dissertations, Academic

Format

Print

Identifier

DP0022130

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Document Type

Honors in the Major Thesis

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