Race Melodrama and Minstrel Shows: Crash Course Theater #30

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Does theater really influence society? In the nineteenth century, drama displays that depicted the treatment of different races actually contributed to the spread of racism. Scholars view images from such plays to gain a better appreciation for the influence of the arts on society.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create note-taking sheets for viewers to use while watching
Classroom Considerations

  • Resource is the 30th in the Crash Course Theater and Drama playlist
  • Covers topic of racism with sensitive words and images
Pros

  • Holds viewers' attention
  • Includes photographs
Cons

  • None
Common Core