Dramatic monologues offer an innovative tool for social studies teachers to integrate exciting teaching practices that align with the C3 Framework published by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS, 2013). The author describes a form of dramatic monologues called historical brags and whines. These types of monologues engage students by allowing them to play the roles of historical figures. Students investigate and write in the voices and mannerisms of people from the past. These activities described in this article help students practice skills such as research and analysis as described in the C3 Framework. The necessary steps to implement each are provided. The described activities and their steps in this article have the potential to promote critical thinking in social studies. Resources needed to implement the steps described in the article have been provided in the appendices.
Bidwell, Rebecca Macon
"Dramatic Monologues and the C3 Framework: An Oscar-Winning Pair,"
The Councilor: A National Journal of the Social Studies: Vol. 80:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://thekeep.eiu.edu/the_councilor/vol80/iss1/2
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