How to Use This Course
See your students go deeper with the study of drama than you ever thought possible. In the Limelight looks at a number of classic plays and shows you how to study and perform them at home—even if your student is an only child. But In the Limelight does much more than that. It goes deep into the Biblical truths that can be learned from each play. There are discussion questions and a Teacher’s Guide to help along the way. This course is about more than drama. It is about the hearts and minds of the next generation. This class can enrich any family’s studies, and it is beneficial to students trying to understand these plays in their literature classes or who will be working with these plays in later grades. It is designed for any family anywhere as an extracurricular fine arts activity.
Welcome to the newest dramatic elective on SchoolhouseTeachers.com: In the Limelight by RachelAnn Rogish.
“By culminating the best in dramatic literature (of all age levels) and applying the principles in the light of God’s Word, families can live more creative, beautiful lives while spreading the good news of the Kingdom in their own backyards.” ~RachelAnn
What you have before you is no ordinary drama curriculum. Welcome to In the Limelight, a new series of exciting dramatic adventures for families of all sizes and ages! Whether or not you are familiar with acting, In the Limelight is your passport to discovering new ideas and amazing stories—all discussed and performed in the light of God’s Word. If you already enjoy reading stories and telling them, your imagination will find fuel in these unit studies, beginning with this starter packet and continuing through the early summer.
As a student, you spend most of your day learning. Learning is more than getting ready for what will happen after high school. Learning is a bridge to understanding life and how to apply what you learn. Your parents are helping you along life’s path, and In the Limelight is something you can share together.
As a teacher, your schedule is full! Not only do you care for your home, your children, and other responsibilities outside the home, but you also serve as an educator—a mom or dad who has taken on a quest. The following installments of In the Limelight will help you think of and use drama in your everyday lives. You will think “outside the box” but inside the Word. Materials abound for homeschooling families, but In the Limelight goes beyond plays and performing. The hearts and worldviews of the next generation are our top priority.
As tides in education change, teaching and learning materials need to change, too, and every installment of In the Limelight will feature a fresh look and other exciting features for the whole family to use. No matter the size or age of your family, you can fully participate. Invite fellow homeschoolers in your area, cousins, or friends (whether far away or in your church) to come and perform with you. If you cannot find others to participate in your live cast, Barbie Dolls ™, Legos ™, and action figures are an excellent resource.
In the Limelight is designed with you in mind! Simply download each bi-monthly installment to your device, print it out, and store in a binder for easy access and use. Each lesson will include a teacher’s unit and bonus material such as acting tips, lists of fun activities, and more.
The activities and material can be easily completed in four weeks or less. If you have any questions or wish to learn more about the thinking behind In the Limelight, please log on to Facebook® and look upSea Gypsy, Rachel Ann.
Get ready to explore a new world full of color, ideas, and beautiful stories that will propel you into your own backyard, excited to tell others about the gospel of Jesus Christ!
- Lesson One: Drama in the Real World
- Lesson Two: Drama in the Ancient World
- Lesson Three: Continuation of Cyrano de Bergerac and Wind in the Willows
- Lesson Four: Drama in the Early Church
- Lesson Five: Continuation of Cyrano de Bergerac and Wind in the Willows
- Lesson Six: Applying What you Know
- Lesson Seven: The Light Grows Dim
- Lesson Eight: Behind the Scenes Questions for Cyrano de Bergerac and Wind in the Willows
- Lesson Nine: Looking ahead to Beowulf, The Hobbit, Shakespeare, and More; Finishing Cyrano and Wind in the Willows; and Lego Challenge Part II
- Lesson Ten: Cyrano de Bergerac Performer’s Corner
- Lesson Eleven: Cyrano de Bergerac Performer’s Corner, Part Two
- Lesson Twelve: Pride and Prejudice, Parts One and Two