Plays

Dublin Core

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Plays

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A Group Play is an integral part of the educational process at C&C. Over the course of a year, each Group in the Middle and Upper School studies a society or time period in depth. The children deconstruct the history of the people or era through research, writing, reading and discussion. Each child takes a piece of research that he or she is interested in and becomes an expert in that area. In this way, each member of the Group plays a role in informing one another while creating a base of information for the Group as a whole. The teacher encourages the Group to take ownership of the research process while filling in the gaps and assisting in synthesizing their work. The reconstruction of their knowledge is further developed through the creation of a Group Play. The Play pulls together all of their individual pieces and retells it in a way that makes sense to the Group. The children own the play-making process at every level - all props, costumes and set pieces are created by them throughout the year in their Social Studies research and through work with Specials, such as Music, Art, Science and Shop.

Items in the Plays Collection

Xs Social Studies Play in the Yard, May 29, 1923 (d)
In the Yard, Xs re-enact the epic poem, "Odysseus," in their social studies play, culminating their studies of Greece, on May 29, 1923. In this scene, the children re-enact a chariot race. The audience of adults looks on.

XIs Social Studies Play in Yard, 1920s
XIs, in the 1920s, use outdoor blocks to dramatize their social studies play.

Xs Social Studies Play in the Yard, May 29, 1923
In the Yard, Xs re-enact the epic poem, "Odysseus," in their social studies play, culminating their studies of Greece, on May 29, 1923. In this scene, they are playing lyres in the court of Phaeacia. The audience of children looks on.


Xs Social Studies Play in the Yard, May 29, 1923 (b)
In the Yard, Xs re-enact the epic poem, "Odysseus," in their social studies play, culminating their studies of Greece, on May 29, 1923. In this scene, they are listening to Circe's singing, outside the palace doors. The audience of children looks…

Xs Social Studies Play in the Yard, May 29, 1923 (c)
In the Yard, Xs re-enact the epic poem, "Odysseus," in their social studies play, culminating their studies of Greece, on May 29, 1923. In this scene, Hermes is warning Odysseus against Circe's charms. The audience of children looks on.

Audience for Xs Social Studies Play in the Yard, May 29, 1923
In the Yard, Xs re-enact the epic poem, "Odysseus," in their social studies play, culminating their studies of Greece, on May 29, 1923. The audience of children and adults looks on.

Verso of print: Children watching Group X's "Adventures of…

Social Studies Play in Yard, 1920s
Children in Yard to peform their social studies play, in the 1920s. Children look on from a balcony.

Middle School, Plays, Circa 1920
Middle School children performing in a play.

Upper School, Plays, Circa 1920
Upper School students perform in a play.

Upper School, Plays, Circa 1920
Upper School students perform in a play.