Drama as Social Action

The kids are working on safety PSAs (Public Service Announcements), which they plan to share with the rest of the school.  Drawing from a list of school rules to live by, they are creating dramatic scenes that illustrate why the rules make sense, and what happens if they are not followed.  To begin, they use large sheets of paper (donated by the Carnegie Institute at Stanford University) to sketch out their storyboards.  They work in teams to come up with the action and resolution of the scene.  They pick their actors, and then film the scenes around campus.  These will be edited off site, for a public viewing at the end of the quarter.

“When children are asked to interpret rules for their peers, they take ownership of the rules in a way that ensures better future compliance by everyone involved.”    – School administrator



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