Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Top 10 Free Lesson Plans for Teachers #education #k12 - Learn about drama, theatre, acting, history, parts of speech and more

  • PARTS OF SPEECH! Mad-Scripts! Fill in the blank plays that are different every time you use them. Check them out
  • THEME UNIT! Use The Pint Sized Pirate and do a theme week in the classroom. This play fits well with many themes including Pirates, Oceans and the Environment.
  • RESEARCH PROJECT! Use Holka Polka and do a fairy tale research project. Explore all the fairy tales mentioned in Holka Polka and have students research the original Grimm, Mother Goose or Anderson stories (Big Bad Wolf, Cinderella, Humpty Dumpty, Pinocchio, etc.).
  • FRACTURED FAIRY TALES! Discuss plays such as Gingerbread Girl, Sleeping Handsome and Beauty IS a Beast and compare them to the original stories or Disney versions.
  • HISTORY! Use The Hysterical History of Troy and research the history behind the play. Older students can compare the play to Homer's Iliad and younger students can research Sparta, Troy and other Greek cultures.
  • AUTHOR! AUTHOR! Read the author's bio at and email the author with questions
  • Turn a picture book in to a play:
  • FESTIVAL! Have a play festival or competition between theatre classes. Here are some short plays that might work: "Fart Zen" - Short Comedy - 3 or more actors
    "Rock! Sword! Firecracker!" - Short Comedy - 3 or more actors
    "Touched by an Alien" - Short Comedy - 5 or more actors
  • CHARACTER ANALYSIS! Do a character analysis of a character from one of the plays. Go beyond the script and decide who the person, where they come from, how did they get where they are at the start of the play, what do they like/not like, and why are they the way they are.
  • ART! Draw a picture of your favorite character

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