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Lesson Plan

Theatre: Oral Traditions
Subject: Art
Grade span: 3 to 8
Duration: Two 45-minute sessions
This lesson was excerpted from the Afterschool Training Toolkit under the promising practice: Involving Families and Communities


This activity is one example of how you can implement the practice of Involving Families and Communities. In this activity, students learn about and discuss the importance of oral traditions in different cultures, investigate oral traditions from their own culture, and share them.

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