Posted Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Today’s activity, Cross the Room If... is a tried and true warm-up game typically used as a way to get to know new people. But for classroom and distance learning, it is a great way to share opinions and thoughts and spark deeper discussion. Depending on how you choose to engage, it can be a way to get to know your kid’s perspective even better. This activity requires a little bit of preparation, in the form of writing statements around the decided topic or focus. Check out the instructions below to get started.

DOWNLOAD THIS ACTIVITY AS A PRINTABLE .PDF

I learned Cross the Room If… from a variety of theater educators. You can see a longer description of the activity in the link below from the Drama-Based Instruction website created by Drama for Schools at The University of Texas at Austin.

Cross the Room/Stand Up If: https://dbp.theatredance.utexas.edu/teaching-strategies/cross-room-stand-if

These activities are curated by Sarah Coleman, Portland Ovations’ Director of Engagement l School Programs. Sarah is a theatre educator, an arts integration specialist, and a former classroom teacher who has taught students in grades K – college as well as led professional development workshops for teachers around the country for over 15 years.

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