‘Making Sense’ of Stories Through Drama - February 4th

Drama can be used to help whole classes meaningfully exploring real and fictional characters, situations and events.   This online session will explore the true story of Annie Edson Taylor’s journey over Niagara Falls in a barrel. The session will be based on a picture book, ‘Queen of the Falls’ by Chris van Allsburg, but will also make use of historical photographs and texts.   Participants will be taken step by step through a complete drama unit.  Explanations will be given at each step for the choice of drama strategy and what it is intended to offer pupils’ learning.  All the drama strategies and conventions used can be adapted by teachers for use with other stories, texts and images.

This workshop is applicable to elementary and secondary drama.

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