Drama of Color: Improvisation with Multiethnic Folklore (Paperback)

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Drama of Color is a book for teachers who wish to use folk literature and informal classroom drama to promote multiethnic awareness among elementary students. Salda-a presents twenty folk tales drawn from the oral traditions of Hispanics, Native Americans, Asians and Pacific Islanders, Africans, and African Americans. He encourages teachers to use the literature as a framework and springboard for pantomime and verbal improvisation, adding detailed methods for dramatizations, with follow-up activities in the social studies and language arts. In these dramas, you and your students will find not only the commonalities that link all human beings, but also the special values, symbols, and traditions that differentiate and distinguish us as individuals and groups.

About the Author

Johnny Saldana is a professor of theatre at Arizona State University in Tempe, where he supervises theatre education and teacher training. He has conducted workshops on drama in the elementary classroom nationwide, and he received the American Alliance for Theatre & Education's 1989 Creative Drama Award. His exemplary teaching earned him ASU's Burlington Resources Foundation Faculty Achievement Award in 1991, and the ASU College of Fine Arts Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award in 1995.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780435086671
ISBN-10: 0435086677
Publisher: Heinemann Drama
Publication Date: July 17th, 1995
Pages: 169
Language: English