Focusing on the Aesop fable ‘The Tortoise and the Hare’, this teaching unit also explores the origins of the Olympic Games and develops students understanding of basic of the Greek Theatre elements such as masks and chorus work. The concept of fables is introduced and their modern relevancy explored.
Each lesson plan has clearly stated objectives and learning outcomes. They are structured to include introductory warm up, development and plenary sessions. A home work task is also included.
The teaching unit contains 6 drama lesson plans.
Supporting materials include
Additional resources are included in the appendices
The teaching unit is supplied as a PDF file, readable on most computers.
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