Objective: Students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of Roman society, The Manaechmi, and PSA structure by performing in a PSA they wrote in groups using the dialogue in The Manaechmi and their own words as well.
Materials Needed: A computer that can hook up to the projector, any files emailed or shared with the teacher, Day 8.Roman PSA Rubric
Hook: You’re performing today! Do you think you can be ready with 15 minutes of rehearsal time?
Preparation: Give the students 15 minutes to prepare by rehearsing or making sure their technology is working.
Performance: After 15 minutes are up, bring the class back together
Ask for volunteer to go first
Have each group perform and grade them based on the rubric, being sure to write comments at the bottom for each student
After each group has performed, move on to discussion
Discussion: What did you see?
What problems in Roman society were exposed and addressed?
What was this whole experience like?
Would you make a PSA again? Was it an effective mode of communication?
Now get out a piece of paper for a pop quiz!
Group them in 3s based on where they are sitting
These are your groups for the quiz
Write down as many Portmanteau as you can come up with
Then as many homophones as you can come up with
Then as many words pertaining to Roman theatre as you can come up with
Then list all of the stock characters you can remember
Give them 20 minutes to do so
When 20 minutes is up, call for pencils down. Have one group read out their portmanteau and tell the class this is Scattergories style – if you have that word, say that you have it and both groups have to cross it out. Have each group tell their portmanteau.
Repeat with homophones.
Repeat with Roman theatre words
Have the students turn their quizzes in
Grade them out of 12 points – 3 points per category
If they found at least 5 per category, they receive full credit