As part of Appendix B, these are some of the follow-up materials for the creative Master’s Thesis entitled “Creative Role-Playing Unit on Christopher Columbus developed for Fifth Graders.” In this article, I include the links for the multiple puppets used in these lessons.
This Creative Master’s Thesis I completed as part of the requirements for my master’s degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in storytelling. The purpose of this study was to create a role-playing program of the life and times of Christopher Columbus for use with fifth-grade social studies students. It was intended that this creative unit may either be used as a substitute for or in conjunction with a textbook approach. These seven role-plays are also appropriate for grades three and four. The links to all role-plays, tests, and teacher scripts will be included.
Travel through Time with the Story Genie Puppets
• Photocopy each of the puppets. Color them or assign each student to color them. Add any sequins, yarn, and trim as desired. The genie puppet needs to have a large size jewel or sequin placed on its forehead. Choose either a male or a female genie for teacher use. Afterward, label all puppet characters on the back and attach a popsicle stick to each puppet. Laminate the puppets either with laminating paper or with clear Contact paper.
• To produce some moments of levity at the beginning of this Columbus unit, color and laminate the pictures of the hair attachments for the nine-year-old and fourteen-year-old Christopher Columbus puppets. These hair attachments can be attached to the faces of the completed Christopher puppets either by tape or by magnetic strip.
Please note: These puppets were drawn based on some sketches made for me by Susan Dale. She was a good friend of my younger brother.
Links for Puppets about the life of Christopher Columbus
Story Genie Puppets pp. 1-23
Story Genie Puppets pp. 24-46