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Learn how to use role-plays to bring history and literature to life! When students take on the roles of historical or literary figures, they develop a greater understanding of characters' identities and motivations, and are able to more deeply explore and reflect upon key issues and themes. In this new book from award-winning teacher David Sherrin, you'll find out how this lively instructional format will make teaching a more immersive, interactive, and memorable experience for your middle school and high school students. The book includes: A clear how-to guide to get the most out of role-playing in your class; Ready-made units and lessons to get you started right away, complete with sample scripts, scaffolding worksheets, and assessment rubrics; Templates and step-by-step instructions to help you design your own role-plays.

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David Sherrin

David was named a New York City Master Teacher for 2014-2015 and was the recipient of the 2014 Robert H Jackson Center National Award for Teaching Justice. Previously, he taught at the Facing History School and at the Abraham Joshua Heschel School. David spent two years as a street educator for Projeto Axé, a Brazilian organization that provides education and outreach for street children in Salvador, Brazil.

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