Description of Pedagogical Tool:
Our pedagogical tool is a rendition of the historical Greek play Frogs by Aristophanes in the form of a puppet show. Our puppet show lends itself to the grade 4 drama curriculum, and it allows a connection to the grade 4 Social Studies curriculum focus on early societies.
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