Creating an Original Opera or Spoken Work Performance through Authentic Learning
Adapting content and instruction to meet the needs of individuals and the group occurs organically through the process of making art. Discovering each student’s particular strengths and needs occurs via observation as students work in partners, small group settings and whole group exercises and activities to meet the intended artistic and academic objectives. Through student-centered writing and reflecting the student artists explore their feelings about their joys, their fears, what moves them forward, and what holds them back. All students are included in the conversation and expected to share their voices. They do so in myriad ways because they feel heard, validated, understood.
This process of creation encourages students to speak their truth. And when we hear what they have to say, and they hear what each other has to say, they find purpose, pride and a sense of self worth. They break out of their shells. They contribute. And we all benefit from their heartfelt contributions. When we realize we are a part of something bigger than ourselves, we are transformed. We recognize that the individuals who comprise the greater whole help us become our best selves. The focus on the collective community via creation empowers students and adults alike to experience an awakening. After this, we cannot go back to ourselves as we were before.
Appropriate Grade Levels:
ELA, Literacy, STEAM, Social Studies, History, Geography, Creative Writing, Math, Science, Character Development, World Culture
Specialties: ELL, Special Education
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