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Classrooms Full of Stars: Theater Games in the Social Sciences

Classrooms Full of Stars: Theater Games in the Social Sciences

Chapter VI starts on page 98

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.


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Christian Pirlet
Christian Pirlet (Student)
16 years ago
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

Technical Remarks:

There is an issue of student appropriateness. But with an instructor monitoring
the activity this issue is be easily resolved.
Used in course? Yes
Barb Gehrts
Barb Gehrts (Faculty)
16 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!!

Technical Remarks:

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
Used in course? Yes