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ONLINE RESOURCES

UHSAA Theatre

BYU Theatre Education Database: Drama Unit Lesson Plans | Beginning Acting | Creating Characters | Character Development | Characterization | Fundamentals of Acting | Improvisation | Movement and Mannerisms | Introduction to Directing | Dramatic Structure | The Stage | Scene Development | Costume Construction | 

Utah State Office of Education Core Curriculum

Kennedy Center National Standards of Theatre Education

Utah Shakespearean Festival: Need help with that lesson plan? Want copies of cut scripts and theatre games? Visit the Utah Shakespearean Festival website. We have study guides and lesson ideas for all of Shakespeare’s plays, as well as other classics previously presented at the Festival. If you don’t see exactly what you need, please contact us at usfeducation@bard.org or call 435-865-8333 and we will work to meet your specific needs. 

Child Drama

Youth Plays

Educational Technology Clearinghouse

Drama Lesson Plans

Radio Dramas in the Classroom: The Raven Radio Theater offers radio drama scripts complete with casting directions, detailed instructions for finding and/or making the necessary mechanical sound effects, a full set of sound effects cue cards, and an audio CD with music and background sounds customized for each play. Most of the plays can be performed by twenty to thirty-five students as readers theater, readers theater with sound effects, school assemblies or recorded.

Drama, Theatre Lesson Plans

Theatre Lesson Plan Exchange

Drama in the ESL Classroom: This site is designed as a resource for ESL/EFL teachers who are interested in learning how to incorporate dramatic techniques into their lessons. This site contains information about improvisation, role-play, and scriptwriting.

Key Stage 3 Drama Lesson Plans: Imaginative and original schemes of work complete with music and film resources. Numerous plans available for Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 teaching, complete with assessment resources and materials. 

Performing Zone

Drama Lesson Plans

Drama Lesson Plans for Primary and Secondary Age-Groups

Ideas for Teaching Drama: This site contains my own collection of ideas I have used for teaching drama both in Theatre Workshop contexts for Youth Theatre Groups and for developing spoken language skills with students across a variety of age and ability ranges. 

Making a Scene with Norman Rockwell: This lesson is designed to explore the connection between drama and painting through the illustrations and paintings by the famous American artist Norman Rockwell. 

The Great Shakespeare Experiment: Students will interpret and perform a scene from William Shakespeare’s HAMLET. This engaging lesson provides students with a fun and simple introduction to exploring Shakespeare through the use of text from HAMLET. It allows students to play with Shakespeare in a direct and enjoyable way. At the end of this lesson, students will have a greater ease and understanding of performing and studying Shakespeare. Students will also gain an appreciation for the role of the actor in interpreting a text by making choices.

Drama Lessons at Read-Write-Think

Can Teach Drama Lesson Plans

Drama Classroom (Studio) Rules

Classroom Lesson Plans by Matt Buchanan: This website is packed with resources for Drama Teachers in Elementary and Secondary Schools, and for producers of Theatre for Young Audiences. I created this website to help me get my own plays out there, and to provide help and support to producers, school Theatre directors, and classroom Drama teachers. Since then it has become one of the biggest educational drama resources on the net. There is all sorts of great stuff here! 

Drama Lesson Plants at ArtsEdge

Lesson Plans R'Us

Drama Lesson Plans at "Drama Education"

Shamblesguru "Drama Lessons" Video Picks on Youtube

Up Stage Review: The Theatre Lesson Plan Exchange. OBJECTIVE: Demonstrate mental and physical attributes required to communicate characters different from themselves.

Theatrecraft.com: The aim of theatrecrafts.com is to eventually be the best resource for practical information and advice about technical theatre for theatre folk at any level. 

KET: Classroom lesson plans based on video and other resources from KET’s Drama Arts Toolkit. … Video: Electronic Field Trip to Horse Cave Theatre. 

Elementary School SPECIFIC Plans: This is a basic Children’s Theatre site with lots of basic help for beginners, or anyone needing a “brush-up”. There are some great activities, games, a skit with costume/make-up/staging ideas, and an on line quiz.

Wikipedia:  We know it’s Wikipedia, but it can help with short or concise answers. 

Arts USA: Really good for correlating and justifying arts education in a NCLB shadowed world. 

Simply Scripts: Classic radio scripts. A good place to start with older grades.

Shrek The Musical: Really good behind the scenes of what is needed to create a Broadway show. Each episode is short and focuses on various aspects of mounting an original production. 

Puppets: A just-about-everything-you-could-need site about puppets. 

Michael Coady Drama: Not just for elementary school. Lots of stuff. 

Bad Wolf Press: Already written musicals based on many core subjects. Generally for the K-6 age group, but Junior and High Schools could do them for “touring” shows to elementary schools. 

Upstage Review: A huge directory of web-sites.

EHOW: A lot of articles on almost every aspect of theatre and how to's.

Drama Resource: It’s from England, but there are lots of great theater games and David is very giving with advice and answers. 

UEN: My public, e portfolio page with three lesson plans. 

TEACHERS PAY TEACHERS: Lesson plans, classroom decor, and anything you may need from teachers who do what you do.

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