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Drama and Theater Lesson Plans

  • A Tale to Astonish - The students are to read the detective stories of Edgar Allen Poe and then use that knowledge to complete a WebQuest for a grade.
  • Acting Do's and Don't's - For students to perform scene in a believable manner. Characters and scripts can be viewed as real and actually happening at the moment.
  • Action Drama- Students will examine and use actions to present a cooperative story.
  1. Acting Out a Message Using Toys - This activity helps develop auditory memory as well as meting sentence level step 6 from the Auditory Learning Guide.
  2. Broadway Classroom- Broadway Classroom offers workshops for groups attending Broadway shows to enrich their theatrical experience! The site features a great deal of show information and educator resources for integrating Broadway into the classroom.
  3. Character Creation through Puppetry - Students will create puppets and a play for them to partake in.
  4. Death and Drama of The Pigman- Nine activities for The Pigman, including turning it into a play.
  5. Drama Games - The children should start off with games that introduce themselves and their hobbies.
  6. Dramatic Feelings- Students will examine a feeling word and represent it in a dramatic presentation. Through this, students will present and observe the different situations that different feelings can exist in.
  7. Dramatic Play Centre Ideas- An alphabetical list of possible dramatic play centres / centers.
  8. Emotion Locomotion- Naming feelings and marching in a parade to express them help children develop and improve.
  9. Everybody's a Winner- Dramatic play activity based on Arthur the Loser.
  10. Film Making Process - Student learning the entire process (start to finish) of what goes into making a film.
  11. Greek Theatre and Masks - Students learn the significance of mask in Greek Theater.
  12. Hamlet Act IV Scene 1-3 - Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of drama and provide evidence from text to support their understanding.
  13. Juliek's Last Performance in Night - Students will read chapter 6, the end of the Death March scene in Night, and read the final moments of Juliek's life, discovering the power of music as a means of expressions.
  14. Julius Caesar- "The unit affords practice in analyzing and discussing character in a written composition, in discussing how decisions based on character move the plot of a drama forward, in speculating on leadership skills, and in searching for alternatives to violence in government leadership changeovers."
  15. Jump Into A Story - Students will participate in acting out a story that was recently read in class.
  16. Medea and Greek Amphitheater - The students will understand the time period of the Greek tragic drama and how it was performed.
  17. Multicultural Theater in Music- This curriculum unit is designed to help fourth and fifth grade students acquire musical and dramatic skills and knowledge.
  18. Relating Film to Real Life - Relate the film Avatar to life. Students will work together to find historical parallels between the Na'vi and the American Indians.

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