Fairy Tale Candidates Drama Lesson

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5 pages. For ages 12 and up. Great drama integration lesson that utilizes fairy tale characters to study different types of government and to learn about debating important issues.

Here are three detailed activities designed to help students learn about the various forms of government and about important issues facing political candidates.

Included are:
  • Descriptions of seven different types of government.
  • Drama activity in which students analyze fairy tale characters and decide what type of government would exist in their story.
  • Detailed instructions for a fairy tale debate activity.
  • Fifteen detailed questions to use in the fairy tale debate activity.
Examples of questions:

Jack and Jill fell down the hill while fetching a pail of water. What will you do as Mayor to make obtaining water safer?

Ever since Cinderella’s father passed away, she has been forced to work day and night for her wicked stepmother. What will you do to change the laws concerning working conditions in this town?

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