Definiton: A tableau is a living, frozen picture made up of large groups. Tableaux help students express setting, plot, and/or character developments and motivations without having to use words. They are used to reinforce content as well as to develop group problem-solving strategies. Participants have a role to play in a ‘snapshot’ of a scene. Students are given a situation or event, e.g., replicating an illustration in a book, or recreating a historical event, and then create a group pose to portray that situation.