Welcome Class! Find a seat. Get out your toolbox and any art supplies you have! Put everything else on the edges of the room.
Chinese Shadow Puppetry 拼音 Pi Ying Mr. Heasley and Ms. Pongracz’s Fourth Grade Class
Learning Targets • I will learn about the Chinese culture and the history of Chinese Shadow Puppetry. • I will make my own puppet and develop a show with my friend. • I will perform a brief puppet show for my class.
Review • Where is China? • What are some countries that border China? • What else do you remember about China? http://www.unicist.net/partners-news/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/political-world-map-2007.gif • Where is China? • What are some countries that border China? • What else do you remember
Let’s Learn Mandarin! Hello Nǐhǎo Nee-How Goodbye Zàijiàn Sigh-Jen Thank you Xièxiè Sheh-Sheh My name is ___ Wǒ jiào ___ Woah-Jow Classroom Management Cue: TEACHER: Nǐhǎooo! (Hellooo!) CLASS: Nǐhǎooo! (Hellooo!)
The History of Chinese Shadow Puppetry Began over 2,000 years ago The first puppets were made with paper. Then they were made out of animal hides, or pi ying. Princes during that time had paid puppeteers, sometimes as many as eight, working for them.
A Business of the Five • Takes five people for a puppet troupe. • One person operates the puppets, another plays a horn, another plays the fiddle, one person plays percussion, and the last person sings. • The person who sings does the voices for all of the puppets. Video Clip
The Stage • The stage has two parts: the screen and the light behind the screen. • Our stage is made out of wood. • Traditional screens were lit with coconut oil lamps hanging on bamboo frames. For our screen, we are using fabric and for our light we are using a projector.
Making Your Own Puppet Show • Work with a partner. • Decide on two jokes or a short play, and perform a brief puppet show for the class. • You’ll have time to: • Pick your jokes/play • Make your puppets • Practice your show • Mr. H and Ms. P will model for you.
Steps For Your Puppet Show • Choose a partner. • Select two jokes OR a short play. • Decide who will say each part of each joke OR the play. • Make your puppets. • Practice your show with your partner. • Perform for the class!
Review of the Learning Targets • Did you learn about the Chinese culture and the history of Chinese Shadow Puppetry? • Did you make your own puppet and develop a show with a friend? • Did you perform a brief puppet show for the class?
Before You Leave On a piece of scrap paper, write down one thing you learned about Chinese Shadow Puppetry and/or Chinese culture.