Acting Out: Literature, Drama, and Connecting with History.
This article focuses on using drama in student learning. For many young students, eras and events of the past seem totally unrelated to their lives. But by acting out those stories, students can get intensely involved in history while seeing how their lives in the present are connected to issues and concerns of the past. Integrating literature, drama and history was no small undertaking but it benefited students in innumerable ways.