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Lesson Plan Library

Lesson plans and units created for EdTA members in a common template for ease of use.  Our library includes a wide variety of lesson plans for grades K - High School; including a wide variety of lesson plans across all areas of the Theatre Model Curriculum Framework:  acting, directing/producing, designing & technical theatre, writing/devising and dramaturgy.   Use the search tool and a keyword to find what you are looking for- then download or print and go! 

 

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  • Elements of Staging
    High School Advanced lesson by Kristie L. Fuller and Kate Lee. Through a series of exercises, students select a theme to explore through research and devising work.
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  • Collaborative Playmaking
    High School Advanced lesson by Julia Cuppy. In this lesson, students collaborate and create a short improvised theatre piece centered on a central idea or theme by using the devised theatre process.
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  • Forum Theatre
    High School Advanced lesson by Kaz Chandler. In this lesson, students investigate the techniques of Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed through Forum Theatre in exploring reform of social issues through theatrical convention.
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  • Greek Theatre as a Democratic Tool
    High School Advanced lesson by Jason Robert LeClair. In this lesson, students re-imagine a scene from a Greek classical work and reflect upon the script as a tool of democratic debate and statement of protest.
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  • Adaptation from Page to Stage
    High School Advanced lesson by Erin Moughon-Smith. In this writing lesson, students adapt a current event story into a dramatic piece, justify their theatrical choices, and revise their piece based on rehearsal and feedback.
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  • Re-writing the Bard
    High School Advanced lesson by Jason Robert LeClair to guide students through writing an interpretation of a Shakespeare scene.
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  • Exploring Relationship: Writing a Cut-scene
    High School Advanced lesson by Shawnda & Bradley Moss. In this lesson, students explore how relationships work in a dramatic performance and how to write scenes that show relationship conflict.
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  • How to Write a Ten-Minute Play
    High School Advanced lesson by Erin Moughon-Smith. In this writing class, students create their own ten-minute play. They revise this play based on self- and peer feedback. There is a list of places students can submit their finished work for possible readings, productions, publishing, and/or awards.
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  • Directing Styles: Wearing the Many Hats
    High School Advanced lesson by Barbara Hilt. In this lesson, students learn to differentiate between the different styles of directing and apply them within their own directing of one act plays.
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  • Director’s Vision Statement
    High School Advanced lesson by Jason Robert LeClair. In this lesson, students learn the process of constructing a director’s vision statement for a script.
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