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Many factors influence the development of self-concept and self-identity. These would include cultural, and more specifically, family values. These factors influence who we are and how we relate to other people. I have chosen three plays that I feel are enjoyable to read, and relevant in dealing with these complex themes. The plays are “The Oxcart” by Rene Marques, “And the Soul Shall Dance” by Wakako Yamauchi, and “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry.
I have decided on several approaches in teaching this unit:
Teachers of other grades and other class compositions should feel free to improvise and develop techniques and approaches to meet their specific needs.
- 1. Students will improve in their reading skills.
- a. Teacher directed reading lessons for comprehension.
- b. Teacher directed reading lessons for vocabulary.
- 2. Students will become more self aware through dramatic activities
- a. Awareness of one’s own physical self.
- b. Awareness of other’s physical self.
- 3. Students will improve their interpersonal skills through dramatic activities.
- a. Cooperative activities building to play performance.
- 4. Students will identify thematic ideas from the plays.
- a. Family/Self
- b. Gender Roles
- c. Cultural
(Recommended for Reading, Language Arts, and Social Development, Grades 6-7)