The Kohelet Prize Database

Database Entries Tagged with: puppets

Making Stories Come To Life

When teaching plot, setting, and characterization I find that children learn best when they can bring the stories to life in a meaningful way. The children learn about these elements best by creating their own characters and writing their own stories to perform for each other.

By: Rivki Wiener from Margolin Hebrew Academy

Grade(s): K, Elementary school

Subject(s) of entry: Art

Pedagogy: Blended Learning

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Pupkis: Travelling Yiddish Puppet Theater

Our students adapted a recently translated Yiddish short story for performance as a puppet show. They wrote the script, built the puppets and stage and performed the puppets. The show was performed for local Jewish elementary schools as well as for the rest of the student body at the Weber School

By: Drew Cohen from Weber School

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12, High school

Subject(s) of entry: Art, Engineering, English/ Writing/ Language Arts, Music, literature

Pedagogy: Blended Learning, Constructivist, Design-Thinking Model, Experiential Education, PBL - project based learning, Social and Emotional Learning

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