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Two Dinosaurs Are Better Than One: An Anti-Bullying Puppet Show (PK-2)

Last changed: 07/14/2022 2:43pm
PK , K , 1 , 2
Theater Social Studies
Grade Level Program Access
1 30 min
In-School Performance In-School Performance (intended for the entire grade level to experience together)
In-School,
$10 0
no
Puppets and set, audio equipment
N/A
An open space in a classroom is ideal, or space in a gym or other larger room is also good. Students typically sit side by side on the floor facing the puppet table.
I CAN gain experience in how to attend a piece of theater.

I CAN tell when a person is exhibiting bullying behavior.

I CAN name strategies for dealing with bullying behavior.

I CAN tell the difference between an herbivore and a carnivore (dinosaur).

I CAN describe dinosaurs from the Jurassic era.
In this highly musical tabletop puppet show, students learn about dinosaurs that lived during the Jurassic Era. Prior to the show, I introduce dinosaur-related vocabulary, such as carnivore and herbivore, and sing a fun participatory song that helps students understand and retain the current scientific theories about why the dinosaurs became extinct. Then the large, colorful dinosaur puppets present a story in which the carnivorous dinosaur bullies the other dinosaurs by making fun of their characteristics and calling them names. As the story progresses, students learn strategies for dealing with a bully, and eventually volunteer the ideas they've learned to help the herbivores remember what to do in a bullying situation.

Grade PK

Topic 1. Civics: fairness, friendship, responsibility, and respect [PreK.T1] With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about
literature and informational social studies texts read aloud and act out or give examples of characters who show fairness, friendship, kindness, responsibility, and respect for one another.
PreK : Theatre: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. Pka. With prompting and support, transition between imagination and reality in dramatic play or a guided drama experience (e.g., process drama, story drama, creative drama)

Grade K

Topic 1. Civics: classroom citizenship [K.T1]With prompting and support, give examples from literature and informational texts read or read aloud of characters who show authority, fairness, caring, justice, responsibility, or who show how rules are created and followed.
Grade K: Theatre: Rehearse: Anchor Standard 3: Rehearse and Refine Artistic Work: Ka. With prompting and support, ask and answer questions in dramatic play or a guided drama experience (e.g., process drama, story drama, creative drama.

Grade 1

Topic 1. Civics: classroom citizenship [K.T1]With prompting and support, give examples from literature and informational texts read aloud of characters who show authority, fairness, caring, justice, responsibility, or who show how rules are created and followed.
Grade 1: Theatre: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. 1a Propose potential choices characters could make in a guided drama experience (e.g., process drama, story drama, creative drama).

Grade 2

Grade 2: Civics: Participation and Deliberation: 2.2 Follow agreed upon rules for discussion while responding attentively to others when addressing ideas and making decisions as a group.
Grade 2: Theater: Interpret: Anchor Standard 8: 2b. Identify causes and consequences of character actions in a guided drama experience (e.g.,process drama, story drama, or creative drama).
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