Author Archives: Sharon Sudduth

Veteran’s Day and Oral Histories

November, 2011 With Veteran’s Day coming up, it’s an appropriate time to check out FCIT’s Vietnam War Oral History resource. This is a collection of oral histories from the Vietnam War. It is a series of  short video clips by … Continue reading

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The “Act” of Communicating

October, 2011 In our FCIT monthly blogs, we have the goal of sharing resources on our FCIT site that will enhance knowledge and instruction regarding our specific subject area – DRAMA/THEATER in this case. While reading other subject area blogs … Continue reading

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Integrate the Arts into Educational Programs

September, 2011 This month’s blog is to share information with you regarding the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education $1000 grant to support a new or evolving program that integrates the arts into educational programs. The purpose is to … Continue reading

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Creative Introductions

August, 2011 Here’s a way to get your new class of students to introduce themselves in a creative and fun “working-together” way. Use the THINKQUEST – ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT link (discussed in the July blog) http://www.thinkquest.org/pls/html/think.library.  Click on ARTS AND … Continue reading

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CHECK OUT THESE STUDENT MADE PROJECTS!

July, 2011 The FCIT website provides a lot of useful materials for you to use, as well as links to valuable information outside of the FCIT site  . One of those sites is THINKQUEST – ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT, http://www.thinkquest.org/pls/html/think.library. This … Continue reading

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Multicultural Education through Miniatures

June, 2011 Summer vacation has begun! Take a break from dutifully checking off all the summer chores and tasks on your “summer to-do list,” and enjoy some fun activities with your family, friends, and YOURSELF! This is also a good … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Maritime Day: May 22 with Memorial Day tie-in

May, 2011 “On May 22, 1819, the SS Savannah completed the first successful voyage by a steam powered ship across the Atlantic, shepherding in a new age of maritime travel and transport…. By the 20th century, the U.S. maritime trade was … Continue reading

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Earth Day Dramatics

April, 2011 April 22 is Earth Day. Earth Day was first celebrated in the United States in 1970 and is now recognized around the globe. Over 180 countries participate in Earth Day activities. Get your students involved in learning about … Continue reading

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“Spring” into Developing Reading Fluency

February 27, 2011 “Spring” into a new idea to help students develop reading fluency and expression. Use the MONOLOGUE (http://fcit.usf.edu/search/index.php?pageNum=1) audio clipping in the DRAMA/THEATER section of FCIT’s Resources as an example of reading a section of a story with … Continue reading

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Creative Dramatics in the Classroom

January 1, 2011 Looking for an exciting New Year’s Resolution for your professional development? Check out the article “Creative Dramatics in the Classroom” (http://www.newhorizons.org/strategies/arts/dickinson_drama.htm) by Dee Dickinson. Dee Dickinson is the founder of NEW HORIZONS for LEARNING. (See more information … Continue reading

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