About the Workshop
Drama provides rich
experiences for students, promoting genuine understanding of
highlighted events and values, as well as interpersonal and
intrapersonal interaction loaded with emotional connections.
Dramatizing history provides innovative educational
opportunities that impact students and educators.
This workshop for educators has been
developed with a commitment to addressing the Ohio Model
Foundations of Dramatization
Teachers will learn to create a comfortable learning environment
with activities that relax students through Theater Arts exercises
such as movement,
vocalization, visualization, interpersonal communication, and
intrapersonal exploration: all integral elements to the
development of good dramatic enactment.
Educators will then be guided through research of primary source historical
documents and the creation of simple dialogue elaborating the
event. Consideration of the heroís journey, period costume,
environment, and character development will be emphasized.
Educators participating in active learning by mounting a
presentation of their own and discovering the depth of learning
provided through drama will be confident facilitating experiences
for their students. The teachers will be capable of encouraging
their students in developing a presentation or using
improvisation to enrich a studentís exposure to a subject.
The completion of this course yields two graduate credit hours.
Credit is provided by the University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande,
View the syllabus.