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View and download lessons and resources contributed by members in the EdTA Community which have been reviewed and posted here.  

  • How to Read a Play: Script Analysis
    This five week unit on Understanding and Implementing Methods on Script Analysis is created by Olivia Newman. Suitable for a Beginning High School class.
  • Improv Your Life
    This five week unit on Beginning Improv is created by Samantha Black. Suitable for a Beginning High School class.
  • Introduction to Scenic Technology
    This five week Introduction to Scenic Technology Unit by Esther Winney is suitable for an intermediate high school class.
  • The Art of Puppetry
    This five week unit on The Art of Puppetry is created by Christopher Sergeeff. It includes instruction for how to build basic puppet heads and how to bring them to life. Suitable for a Beginning High School class.
  • High School Stage Management
    This high school lesson plan by Burt Machela breaks down stage management into simple to teach skills in a clear, easy to use format suitable for beginning or more experienced students. Works well for new teachers or veteran teachers to use.
  • HS Acting Unit
    This five week HS Acting Unit by Lauren Garcia includes detailed instructions. Suitable for a beginning class.
  • Workshop in Improv
    This five week unit, Beginning Workshop in Improv, is created by Eric Ritter and includes example slides for a History and Introduction to Improv PowerPoint. Suitable for an Intermediate High School class.
  • Auditioning Techniques
    This five week unit on Auditioning Techniques is created by Katie Burke. Suitable for a Beginning High School class.
  • Story Drama: 4th & 5th Grade Exploring Character Feelings
    Shared by James Madison University, authored by Megan Baird, Kelsey Kraus and Meghann Bugg, this story drama uses creative dramatics techniques to explore characters and character emotions inspired by a reading of "The Name Jar" by Yangsook Choi.
  • 2nd Grade Story Drama - Exploring Characters
    Shared by James Madison University, authored by Katelin Nolan and Kate Wilkinson, this story drama uses creative dramatics techniques to explore the characters in "A Bad Case of the Stripes" by David Shannon.