Living Museum Drama Research Project, Monologue Writing and Performance


This step-by-step drama and writing project will be sure to engage your students! Students will choose a famous artist (musician, actor, dancer, or visual artist) throughout history to research, present in a poster gallery walk, and portray through a monologue performance. This resource includes both a ready-to-print package AND a Google slides version of the project.

This project is a great way for students to choose a historical icon that interests them, and explore their influence and impact throughout their career through this cross-curricular assignment.

Purchase of this product includes 2 versions of this assignment. There is a printable PDF that is intended to be a printable packet. There is also a Google Slides™ version, that is intended to be used on Google Apps such as Google Slides™ and Google Classroom™. A ‘Google Classroom Help’ guide is also included to help answer any questions you may have regarding uploading the product correctly for your students.

This resource includes:

  • Character selection (1 page)
  • Step-by-step graphic organizers to help students organize their research for their poster: Poster Brainstorm, Research, Historical Timeline, and Artist’s Influence graphic organizers (9 pages)
  • What are the elements of drama? (1 page)
  • What are character traits? (1 page)
  • Monologue graphic organizers and checklist (3 page)
  • Prop and costume brainstorm (1 page)
  • Peer assessment (3 pages)
  • Teacher assessment rubrics (2 pages)