Having students create and perform shadow puppet performances involves integration of many standards including but not limited to
This is the complete lesson plan with example standards from CCSS and the CA Visual and Performing Arts Framework.
Example rubric for assessing shadow puppet projects. Download a copy and revise to suit your needs.
A script resource for writing about environments & ecosystems
This is a Google Slides presentation useful for introducing the project.
Kennedy Center Lesson
The Kennedy Center has a great shadow puppet lesson on their site.
Students reflect on their understandings and process.
While shadow puppets can be used to retell existing stories, having students write their own scripts engages writing standards.
Script writing can use Freytag's Pyramid structure to develop the plot especially when shadow puppets use a narrative and not expository script.