Day 3

Topdog/Underdog Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Theater vs. Film

    Kind of Activity:

    Creative Writing


    Students will deepen their understanding of the play by adapting it to a new medium

    Common Core Standards:



    Lead a class discussion about the differences between theater and film. Consider these specific facets of both media:

    • Setting or location
    • Dialogue
    • Plot
    • Costumes
    • Timeframe of action

    Track students' responses on a chart on a SmartBoard.

    Now ask students to consider how Topdog/Underdog would be different if it were a movie. Ask students to consider all the facets discussed as...

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