Fake History (Make Your Own History)

Author: D. M. Larson
Lesson Plan:



Make your own history!

  • Hook (Anticipatory Set): Have students play Rock, Scissors, Paper. Ask them where they think the game came from.
  • Direct Instruction: Read play "Rock, Sword, Firecracker!" a short comedy about the legend behind the game of Rock, Scissors, Paper.
  • Guided Practice: In groups, create ideas for a short play where you make up the history behind something ordinary such as Knock, Knock Jokes.
  • Closure: Have students tell about their short play ideas.
  • Independent Practice: Students will pick their favorite fake history contest and write a script.
  • Follow-up: Groups of students can practice and perform a student written script for the class.