Make your own history!
Hook (Anticipatory Set): Have students play Rock, Scissors, Paper. Ask them where they think the game came from.
Direct Instruction: Read play "Rock, Sword, Firecracker!" a short comedy about the legend behind the game of Rock, Scissors, Paper. http://www.freedrama.net/firecracker.html
Guided Practice: In groups, create ideas for a short play where you make up the history behind something ordinary such as Knock, Knock Jokes.
Closure: Have students tell about their short play ideas.
Independent Practice: Students will pick their favorite fake history contest and write a script.
Follow-up: Groups of students can practice and perform a student written script for the class.
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