Instructional Strategies: Puppetry

Shadow Stories:
Exploring Story Elements Through Shadow Puppetry


For Teachers of Grades 2-6
Instruction Time: 3 hours or 6 hours
Maximum number of workshop participants: 32

In this workshop, participants first learn about shadow puppetry as an art form, including performance and puppet-making techniques. They then explore story elements by creating original stories from a “Story Challenge Game.” Finally, they combine art form and content area by learning to faciliate the creation of hands-on shadow puppetry presentations that bring these original stories to life behnd the shadow screen.


Shadow Play:
Exploring Shadow Puppetryin the Early Years

For Teachers of Grades PreK-2
Instruction Time: 3 hours or 6 hours
Maximum number of workshop participants: 32

In this workshop, participants first learn about shadow puppetry as an art form, including performance and puppet-making techniques. They then discuss the reasons why shadow puppetry is such an effective teaching strategy within early childhood learning environments. Finally, they combine art form and content area by learning to facilitate hands-on shadow puppetry experiences that explore content across the curriculum.


Shadow Journeys:
Exploring History ThroughShadow Puppetry


For Teachers of Grades 4-12
Instruction Time: 3 hours or 6 hours
Maximum number of workshop participants: 32

In this workshop, participants first learn about shadow puppetry as an art form, including performance and puppet-making techniques. They then learn about frameworks to explore historical time periods and historical events. Finally, they combine art form and content area by learning to facilitate the creation of hands-on shadow puppetry presentations that bring history to life behnd the shadow screen.


Shadow Science:
Exploring the Sciences ThroughShadow Puppetry


For Teachers of Grades K-5
Instruction Time: 3 hours or 6 hours
Maximum number of workshop participants: 32

In this workshop, participants first learn about shadow puppetry as an art form, including performance and puppet-making techniques. They then explore the connections between shadow puppetry and scientific concepts. Finally, they combine art form and science curricula by learning to facilitate hands-on shadow puppetry experiences that explore specific scientific content areas.


Shadow Math:
Exploring Mathematics Through Shadow Puppetry

For Teachers of Grades K-5
Instruction Time: 3 hours or 6 hours
Maximum number of workshop participants: 32

In this workshop, participants first learn about shadow puppetry as an art form, including performance and puppet-making techniques. They then explore the connections between shadow puppetry and mathematical concepts. Finally, they combine art form and mathematics curricula by learning to facilitate hands-on shadow puppetry experiences that explore specific mathematical content areas.


Focus 5, Inc 2016