- rotate through work centers practicing the career vignettes, designing and painting scenery, making costumes, and making publicity posters. The groups will work for 15-minute periods at each station.
- compose a narration to tie the production together. (Form a group to write the narration selecting a few students from each group.)
- Cardboard, poster board, or large sheets of paper
- Tempera paints, crayons, colored pencils, felt-tip markers
- Staplers, tape, glue
- Tape or CD player for instrumental music, if desired
- Tissue paper
- Appropriate fabrics for costumes or an assortment of old clothing to use for costumes
Anticipatory Set:Divide the students into their working groups. Ask each group in turn to tell the class—in the form of a one-word cheer—whether their career is from a profit or nonprofit organization. Tell the class that today they will be practicing for the final performance of their song. Guide a discussion of what the scenery should look like.
- Arrange the room in work centers so that the students have supplies and space available to work. Four Centers: (1) practice the song and drama, (2) design and paint scenery, (3) work on costumes and props, (4) make publicity posters.
- The students will work in 15-minute rotations at the centers.
- At the end of each one-hour work period, discuss the progress made and determine what resources or plans are needed to perform the show for an outside audience. Let the students lead in decision-making and idea-generation.
Strand PHIL.III Philanthropy and the Individual
Standard PI 02. Careers In The Nonprofit Sector
Benchmark E.2 Describe a job in the civil-society and for-profit sectors.