In this session, workshop participants will actively explore drama strategies they can embed into history and biography units within elementary education. Focusing on the tools of voice, body, and imagination, participants will explore historical figures and events that will help students deepen comprehension, expand narratives, and connect to learning objectives.
Joshua Rashon Streeter is an assistant professor of theatre education at Emerson College. His teaching focuses on critical pedagogy, pre-service and in-service education, drama and theatre education, Theatre for Young Audiences, musical theatre, and arts integration. Streeter’s scholarship analyzes the pedagogies used in rehearsals and classrooms and considers the relationship between process and product in a creative experience. Recently he received the 2021 Ann Flagg Multicultural Award from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education and the 2021 Provost’s Excellence in Inclusivity Award from James Madison University. He was also one of three national finalists for the Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty. Streeter was also one of the twelve writers for the national theatre standards and continues to work as a consultant to numerous state departments of education. For the past fifteen years he has created and facilitated workshops across the nation.