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2,199 reviewed resources for drama

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Elements of Drama: Vocabulary

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Introduce your young thespians to the elements of drama! Key vocabulary helps them through their first week of class. The presentation outlines parts of a script, stage direction, and strategies for reading a script. Tip: The strategies...
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Text Features of Fiction, Poetry, Drama: Story Matrix

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
How do novels differ from plays? Explore with your class the text features of fiction and drama by reading The Hidden One: Native American Legend and then performing a reader’s theater script based on the story. Class members create a...
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Introduction to Drama

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Introduce your class to drama! You cast each pupil as a different character from a story you have read. They are given a general outline of the scene, act out the scene multiple times, then discuss the weak and strong aspects of each...
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Drama

For Teachers 5th Standards
Ten drama lessons are the perfect addition to your language arts or theater class. With a focus on script elements, plot development, and parts of a dramatic story, the lessons guide young playwrights through the steps of telling a story...
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Thespis, Athens, and The Origins of Greek Drama: Crash Course Theater #2

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Unless you're singing about a lonely goatherd in the Sound of Music, goats have little to do with theater, and yet the word tragedy comes from the Greek words for goat and song. A video about Greek drama, the second video in the Crash...
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At the Improv. SIX drama speaking activities for the EFL/ESL Classroom

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Improv for EFL/ESL? Indeed! The six improvisation exercises detailed in this resource are intended to provide fluency practice and boost the confidence of all levels of language learners but can be used in drama classes as well.
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Drama Warm Ups

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Here's a 15-page packet packed with ideas for warm-up activities that can be used for drama classes or in content courses. Each activity is coded to indicate materials needed, space requirements and appropriate audience. A great addition...
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The Elements of Drama

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Introduce young actors to the meanings of basic drama literary, technical and performance elements with this colorful presentation.
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The Death and Resurrection of Theater as...Liturgical Drama: Crash Course Theater #8

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
If it weren't for Catholicism, theater may not exist today. As the eighth video in the Crash Course Theater series explains, early Christians despised theater, but as the art began to die, it found a new life during Catholic mass. The...
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Modern Drama

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Upper graders can read all about the origins of modern drama. Each slide provides a paragraph of information related to key players, art movements, and time periods that shaped modern drama. It relates well to many aspects of literature...
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Drama: A Warm-Up Routine

For Teachers 8th
Marketing, lighting, setting the stage, and a script. It sounds like we're going to be putting on a show! Your enthusiastic young actors research pop culture in all its facets, then set to work to write a polished script and perform an...
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Lights! Cameras! Action!: Creating a Drama About the Lyme Art Colony

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Discuss the lives of artists in the Lyme Art Colony in the 1900s with this resource. Young historians write and perform a short scene depicting individuals who lived in the Griswold boardinghouse, used by the colony artists. They use the...
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Fate, Family, and Oedipus Rex

For Students 9th - 12th
 "Alas, how terrible is wisdom when it brings no profit to the man that’s wise." Is knowing a good thing? This course in the history of Greek drama uses Oedipus Rex as an exemplar. The narrator measures Sophocles’ play against...
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The Reality of Digital Drama

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Why is drama queen a title but not drama king? Explore peer drama with your class, covering both reality television and real-life Internet interactions. Pupils discuss drama as a general term before watching two videos while taking...
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Core Analysis Frame: Drama

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Pick apart any play with this collection of questions. The 24 questions are grouped into categories by topic (genre, setting, characters, plot, etc.) and are clearly listed on two pages.
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Creative Drama - The Napping House

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars listen to the book "The Napping House." The students then develop the characters assigned to them. They then share their interpretation of the story while the story is being sung. The young scholars write their reflections...
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Development of English Drama

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
From mystery plays to Shakespeare! Progress chronologically through the evolution of English drama, which began as a way for English clergymen in the eleventh century to illustrate biblical stories to the mass of illiterate commoners....
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Introduction to Drama

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What plays will your high schoolers read this year? Before starting your drama unit, show this PowerPoint to your class. Consider making minor edits to make it more applicable to your class (For example, give your own personal anecdote...
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Drama Genre Focus Lesson

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Students examine the elements of drama to develop an appreciation and understanding of the genre. In this lesson plan students read, analyze, discuss, and review a dramatic selection.
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Classical Greece

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Studying ancient Greek culture, literature, and architecture is a great way to begin a unit on world cultures - or to start reading Antigone or other Greek dramas. Detailing the social aspects of ancient Greek life, this presentation...
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Study Guide for Second Semester English Exam

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Thorough and all-encompassing, this study guide summarizes an entire semester, or possibly a year, of language arts vocabulary words. Vocabulary from The Diary of Anne Frank, Night, Romeo and Juliet, and various short stories is listed...
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Cyberbullying Drama

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Target, bystander, or bully? Class groups watch a short student-produced video about cyberbullying and then devise and script their own drama to encourage discussion about this hot button topic.
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Explain How Theme is Developed by Analyzing the Connection Between Dialogue and Action in a Drama

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Why does Hamlet put “on this confusion,/Grating so harshly all his days of quiet/With turbulent and dangerous lunacy?” A series of videos models for viewers how to use close reading strategies to determine the theme of a play. Focusing...
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Drama Warm Ups and Circle Games

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Circle games, energetic games, calming games, exit games. Whether used as ice breakers, warm ups, or exit strategies, or used in drama classes or content areas, the 28 games detailed in this packet deserve a spot in your curriculum library.

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