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Step-by-step instructions for teaching basic theater game techniques and for using theater games in the social sciences. All the steps necessary to IONize your classroom: exercises in cooperatION, concentratION, justificatION, motivatION, and improvisatION.
I was given the opprotunity to use this approach in my Secondary Methods course at the University. I was able to grasp the students attention and hold it the entire 85 minutes. This approach gives students the ability to face important issues throught history, and other content areas for that matter, in thier own manner.
There is an issue of student appropriateness. But with an instructor monitoring the activity this issue is be easily resolved.
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7 years ago
I believe this site to be innovative for use in the social sciences. One student from the social science methods class at NSU led my AP European History class in theater games. The college student was successful in motivating the students to develop conflict and resolution in their improvisations. In one 85 minute block, the future teacher had success and the students thrived on the theater games. Theatre games can be used to introduce a unit, review a unit, or just for fun! Thumbs up!!
The site is easy to navigate, well organized, and gives great suggestions for use. The games follow a step-by-step progression to allow for a successful activity.