Students will learn how to assemble a Hollywood flat. Students will learn the names of all pieces that comprise a flat, they will learn how to arrive at their measurements for all pieces, practice cutting the pieces, assemble all pieces together with predrills, impact drills, screws, and glue. At the end of the activity, students should understand all parts of the flat and also how to build it from the ground up.
This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.
Students explore what makes a character interesting through the examination of physical objects. What do objects say about us? What assumptions do we make about people based on what they carry with them? Students will explore the items in a bag you have created that has been left in your classroom. The students will infer what type of person the bag belongs to based on the objects found inside. The class will work together to create a personal history for this character.