Teach With Drama
Engage Your Students
Teaching with Drama is a series of “dramatic readings” adapted from lessons, to teach history and social studies topics. It is an effective way to engage and motivate students. The dramatic readings are truly a winning solution to gain and maintain students' attention and increase retention.
Jim Cupid was a Social Studies and History teacher for over 30 years. During that time he used a number of teaching strategies to reach his student learners and nothing proved as effective as Teaching with Drama.
What started out as a way to engage the learner's interest, turned into a standard teaching method. He used this method to teach his History and Social Studies students. The success of this method's effectiveness was astounding.
Jim Cupid said that attention deficient disorders and the inability of students to hold their focus for any length of time were the main reasons that drove him to create this dramatic reading system for teaching.
These scripts can be used in both history and social studies classes as springboards to further discussion, research and understanding of relevant syllabus topics. It may also be used as an introduction to and a revision of these topics. The scripts can even be used as a crossover tool and introduced in Drama or English classes.