Capstone Project Title
This project was created to answer the question how can a theatre curriculum be created for diverse upper elementary students? The paper follows one teacher’s personal journey toward confronting systemic racism and bias in elementary schools today. Through a new world view, the author addresses the physical and cognitive makeup of the upper elementary student and dissects factors that prevent students of color from academic achievement in drama classes and beyond, such as race, income, immigrant status, trauma, and resistant learners. The author then details how a culturally responsive theatre curriculum will help students of color develop their cultural identities in a positive and rewarding way, using identity as a baseline for each lesson and unit throughout the curriculum. This curriculum serves as a template to create culturally responsive theatre curricula for all grades K-8.
Community Building, Curriculum, Teachers/ Teaching, Theatre Education
Feinberg, Sara, "Creating a Theatre Curriculum for Diverse Upper Elementary Students" (2020). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 514.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects