Project of the Instructional Technology Developement Consortium
San Bernardino County Supereintendent of Schools

The World of Puppets

Notes to the Teacher | Lesson Sequence

Have you ever watched Sesame Street and seen the puppets? Which is your favorite? People all over the world enjoy puppets and each country's puppets are different.

We're going to use the World Wide Web to visit different countries and find out what the puppets are like in each one. Then you will make a puppet and write a play for that puppet. When we're all done, we'll have a puppet show!

Our first trip is to Japan to learn about Bunraku Puppetry.


    Now let's visit Vietnam and find out about Water Puppetry.


    To learn about Shadow Puppetry, let's visit the islands of Java and Bali in Indonesia.



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    Developed by Cathy Jennings, Valley of Enchantment Elementary, Rim of the World School District

    Edited by Cynthia Robinson and Noelle Kreider, Teachers on Assignment, Instructional Technology Development Consortium

    Maintained by School of California online Resources for Education