Curtain Call
How Does Theatre Effect Our Lives?
Introduction and Research
Start a discussion with the students to find out what they know about theatre and how it has played a part in their lives. Use the Introduction Powerpoint  to help guide the discussion and begin to introduce theatre to the students.

Next, using the
Curtain Call webpage, complete the provided worksheets.
  • On the first worksheet, use information on the provided websites to connect the theatre terms to their correct definitions.   Information Search Worksheet
  • On the second worksheet, use the information on the provided websites to find three interesting facts about each theatre time period. Key Term Worksheet


1.1. Use the vocabulary of theatre, such as plot (beginning, middle, and end), scene, sets, conflict, script, and audience, to describe theatrical experiences.
3.0 HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT
Role and Cultural Significance of Theatre
3.1. Identify theatre and story-telling forms from different cultures.

Common Core Standards
English Language Arts
Reading
Literature
Grade 2
Craft and Structure
ELA-RL.2.6. Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
Speaking & Listening
Grade 2
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
ELA-S&L.2.4. Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.