1. This program begins with a look at the Gingerbread Boy story as it is told around the world. Selected books and images(The Run Away Rice Cake, The Gingerbread Baby, The Musubi Man, The Gingerbread Cowboy, etc.) compare the story as students "run" through the pages with the presenter.
2. The active discussion and movement activity is followed by a 9 minute recorded shadow puppetry performance of The Gingerbread Boy.
2. Students briefly discuss characters from the story (animals & make animal sounds) with the presenter.
3. Students participate in an interactive lesson on spices in gingerbread. Presenter shows the raw spices, explains that they begin as plants or plant parts,and students identify the spices.
4. Students create their shadow puppet with the presenter's instructions.
- create a working shadow puppet
- develop an appreciation for puppetry
- explore the origins of spices
- discuss and engage in a discussion about the ingredients of gingerbread & how it is made
- observe a live theatrical performance
I. National curriculum standards met during live videoconference:
FINE ARTS/VISUAL ARTS
NA-VA.K-4.1 UNDERSTANDING AND APPLYING MEDIA TECHNIQUES, AND PROCESSES
NA-VA.K-4.2 USING KNOWLEDGE OF STRUCTURES AND FUNCTIONS
NA-VA.K-4.3 CHOOSING AND EVALUATING A RANGE OF SUBJECT MATTER, SYMBOLS, AND IDEAS
NA-VA.K-4.4 UNDERSTANDING THE VISUAL ARTS IN RELATION TO HISTORY AND CULTURES
NA-VA.K-4.5 REFLECTING UPON AND ASSESSING THE CHARACTERISTICS AND MERITS OF THEIR WORK AND THE
WORK OF OTHERS
NA-VA.K-4.6 MAKING CONNECTIONS BETWEEN VISUAL ARTS AND OTHER DISCIPLINES
National Educational Technology Standards (NETS)
NT.K-12.1 Creativity and Innovation
NT.K-12.2 Communication and Collaboration
NT.K-12.3 Research and Information Fluency
NT.K-12.5 Digital Citizenship
NT.K-12.6 Technology Operations and Concepts
NA-T.K-4.7 ANALYZING AND EXPLAINING PERSONAL PREFERENCES AND CONSTRUCTING MEANINGS FROM
CLASSROOM DRAMATIZATIONS AND FROM THEATRE, FILM, TELEVISION, AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA PRODUCTIONS
NA-T.K-4.8 UNDERSTANDING CONTEXT BY RECOGNIZING THE ROLE OF THEATRE, FILE, TELEVISION, AND
ELECTRONIC MEDIA IN DAILY LIFE