Costumes are always considered part of the drama classroom, or Halloween. It is a fun idea, however, to plan some lessons using costumes. History, geography, language and social studies can include a day in which costumes are used. For presentations, review, games, and assignments, the visual effect of costumes create very memorable lessons. Students will always remember a lesson when Jenny became Margaret Thatcher, and Johnny was Abraham Lincoln, and the teacher dressed up as Churchill to do a review of the history of World War 2.
For young students and teenagers, having to do homework involving finding items to make a costume takes thought and planning and originality - and what more could a teacher want than that?