Day 3

Mother Courage and Her Children Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Staging Scene 4

    Kind of Activity:

    Performance

    Objective:

    At the end of this lesson, student will be able to understand some of the elements that go into translating a play from text to the stage.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.3; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.10; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.6

    Structure:

    In this activity, students will perform Scene 4 of the play. Scene 4 is useful because the social relations and positions of the characters involved--Mother Courage, the Clerk, the Young Soldier, and the Older Soldier--are relatively well-defined in the text, as are the emotions of all the characters involved. An important concept for Brecht is...

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