Global Learning in Drama and Music

The global dimension in my classroom activity kit

KS3: ages 11-14KS4: ages 14-16KS5: ages 16+PDF

The fifth in a series of termly activity kits for members of Think Global’s Schools Network. Available to members each term, each issue of The global dimension in my classroom includes a range of activities, ideas, case studies and more to help you explore global connections. This edition is focused on secondary drama and music (Key Stages 3, 4 and 5, ages 11-16+).

Using the performing arts is an excellent way to creatively engage secondary school students in learning about the wider world, and to enrich your lessons. Whether it’s learning about human rights through singing protest songs or using theatre to explore global citizenship issues, these opportunities can support students to engage with our global community. Many drama and music teachers are already enthusing students about the wider world, and we hope that this activity kit will enhance this work further, and give you some fresh ideas for the classroom.

We have divided the activity kit into three sections:

  • The ‘Getting started’ section provides an introductory activity for KS3 students, using photographs as a stimulus.
  • The ‘Getting critical’ section explores the use of Forum theatre and the Venezuelan ‘El Sistima’ music programme.
  • The ‘Case study’ section is an example of how a secondary school in Warwickshire has used global learning in KS3 drama.

Available free to download as a PDF (login to download from the link below).


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