Sample Video 7: Theatre 41: Meet the Playwright–A Conversation with Idris Goodwin
36:40
Grades: 6 to 12

Meet Idris Goodwin, author of “And In This Corner….Cassius Clay.” Find out what fascinates him about the spoken word. Learn about his process for writing a play and other forms of writing. Listen as he explains themes and issues he chooses to explore in his work as well as the specific themes, issues, and characters addressed in this play about the life of Cassius Clay from age 12 to 22.

Student Tools
Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet
Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tools
Teacher Tool 250: Cassius Project Communication Arts, Language Arts, and Journalism Activity Ideas
This teacher tool provides activity ideas in the areas of Communication Arts, Language Arts, and Journalism that are related to videos in the “Cassius Project” series of videos available on the Educate.Today website. Videos in the series are: Theater 41: Meet the Playwright, Theater 42: Meet the Players, Theater 43: Scene 1--Cassius Meets Officer Joe Martin , Theater 44: Scene 2--Learning the News of Emmett Till's Death, Theater 45: Scene 3--Eddie and Cassius Go to a Whites Only Diner, and Theater 46: On Boxing and Fight Choreography.
Teacher Tool 251: Cassius Project Social Studies and United States History Activity Ideas
This teacher tool provides activity ideas in the areas of Social Studies and United States History that are related to videos in the “Cassius Project” series of videos available on the Educate.Today website. Videos in the series are: Theater 41: Meet the Playwright, Theater 42: Meet the Players, Theater 43: Scene 1--Cassius Meets Officer Joe Martin , Theater 44: Scene 2--Learning the News of Emmett Till's Death, Theater 45: Scene 3--Eddie and Cassius Go to a Whites Only Diner, and Theater 46: On Boxing and Fight Choreography.
Teacher Tool 252: Cassius Project Theater Arts Activity Ideas
This teacher tool provides activity ideas in the area of Theater Arts that are related to videos in the “Cassius Project” series of videos available on the Educate.Today website. Videos in the series are: Theater 41: Meet the Playwright, Theater 42: Meet the Players, Theater 43: Scene 1--Cassius Meets Officer Joe Martin , Theater 44: Scene 2--Learning the News of Emmett Till's Death, Theater 45: Scene 3--Eddie and Cassius Go to a Whites Only Diner, and Theater 46: On Boxing and Fight Choreography.
Teacher Tool 253: Cassius Project Television Production Activity Ideas
This teacher tool provides activity ideas in the area of Television Production that are related to videos in the “Cassius Project” series of videos available on the Educate.Today website. Videos in the series are: Theater 41: Meet the Playwright, Theater 42: Meet the Players, Theater 43: Scene 1--Cassius Meets Officer Joe Martin , Theater 44: Scene 2--Learning the News of Emmett Till's Death, Theater 45: Scene 3--Eddie and Cassius Go to a Whites Only Diner, and Theater 46: On Boxing and Fight Choreography.
Teacher Tool 299: Cross Curricular Activity–Evaluating Pre-Recorded Interviews
This cross-curricular teacher tool, accompanying the video above, is designed to get students thinking about: 1) how pre-recorded interviews can be used to learn information on topics such as those discussed in the video, and 2) the effectiveness of this interview specifically in helping their learning on this topic as well as the effectiveness (strengths and weaknesses) of interviews in general as a source of information.
Teacher Tool 317: Cross Curricular Activity–Sharing Insights Through a Journal Entry
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to write a journal entry that shares learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity–Video Reflection
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 319: Cross Curricular Activity–Sharing Learning Verbally
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video through verbal sharing and conversation. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 320: Vocabulary Interesting to Me
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, invites students to increase their vocabulary by selecting, and learning the definitions of, words in the video that are unknown and/or interesting to them. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 321: Vocabulary Activity
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, asks students to listen for certain vocabulary words you have selected and define them in two ways: 1) contextually based on what they think the definition might be based on what they learn in the video; and 2) through a dictionary to either confirm or refine their contextual definition. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
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