The following are full lesson plans to facilitate student exploration, learning, and expression around 1776 and the study of the declaration of independence. Each lesson is connected to one or more We Declare essential questions, and integrate one or more Activate activities.
Teachers should identify the elements that would best support their course objectives and students’ learning, and A.R.T. teaching artists are available to offer guidance and ideas at Education@amrep.org.
Exercises and activities in the Activate and Declare sections of this website are influenced by and draw on a variety of theater education and community-building practices. For more theater-based arts integration ideas, we recommend checking out the work of theorists such as Viola Spolin, Augusto Boal, Paolo Friere, John O’Neal, Eileen Landay, and Kurt Wooten.