The Daily use of Improv

Introduction

Hello Mrs. Marshall's 8th Grade class! Welcome to this Webquest on Improv Comedy! Together, we will be discovering the important usage of Improv in your daily lives. Improv stimulates the human brain. The use of listening, quick decision making, and creative skills must be done at a rapid-fire rate.

You will be asked to create: an improvised story.

You will be asked to remember: what improv is based on the video below.

You will be asked to apply: the improv skills you learned with a game.

 

Start by watching this introductory Ted Talk video below.

 

Task

For this WebQuest, you are expected to:

Task 1. After watching the initial video respond with your thoughts. What is Improv? 

Task 2. Fill in a "Mad-Lib" as quickly as possible. You must use your quick problem-solving skills to take the story in your own direction. 

Task 3. Observe the use of Improv skills you learned with a word-association game.

Process

Task 1. Keeping the Ted Talk in mind, respond on the link below with your thoughts. What is Improv? 

 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IaSSnhfQSQIGrzosz7XS7W80TX65T-cadmLX4ix6mLI/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

Task 2. Fill in a "Mad-Lib" as quickly as possible. You must use your quick problem-solving skills to take the story in your own direction. Be aware, this is TIMED!

 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1uedUbKgPZvfX8IRqQ6wFLih0H5vfMsxCiOHJW6iiOms/edit?usp=sharing

 

Task 3. Observe the use of Improv skills you learned with a word-association game.

https://www.humanbraincloud.com/

 

Evaluation

Using what you've learned, think upon the practical uses of Improv are in modern education.

How is Improv related to problem solving?

What are some ways you've discovered that Improv is useful?

 

Conclusion

We will further explore the parallel between society and Improv later.