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.
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Access adjudicated lesson plans designed for EdTA.
Building Ensemble AgreementsStudents learn to create their own classroom agreements in this SEL embedded lesson plan by Julia Cuppy.You must log in to access content.
Plays in TimeComparing "A Raisin in the Sun" and "All My Sons" for an analysis of the themes and comparison to contemporary issues.You must log in to access content.
Elements of StagingHigh 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.You must log in to access content.
Collaborative PlaymakingHigh 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.You must log in to access content.
Forum TheatreHigh 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.You must log in to access content.
SEL Lesson Plan Library
Social Emotional Learning encompasses skills in self awareness, social awareness, self management, responsible decision making and relationship skills. For SEL to be most effective, it must be both explicit and consistent. This page features theatre lesson plans across all aspects of the curriculum which model intentional SEL instruction by making natural connections to what goes on in the theatre classroom. We make it easy for you by demonstrating strategies and language to add SEL power to your lessons.
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Download and use these lesson plans which model Social and Emotional learning connections in theatre classrooms, created by educators for EdTA as a part of the 2021 EdTA SEL Lesson Plan Project.
How to Cast a ShowHigh School Advanced lesson by Erin Moughon-Smith. In this dramaturgy/directing lesson, students learn what goes into casting a show. Students learn about implicit bias, playwright intention, and responsible representation as they decide who will play the part in their chosen scripts.You must log in to access content.
Plays in Time: Comparing A Raisin in the Sun and All My SonsHigh School Advanced lesson by Erin Moughon-Smith. In this dramaturgy lesson, students compare and contrast two plays written in the same time period. Students use historical research in this process about the time period, playwrights, and production history. They also compare and debate the connection between a drama/theatre work and contemporary issues that may impact audiences.You must log in to access content.
To be or not to be, is that a question?: Analyzing Hamlet’s soliloquy then and nowHigh School Advanced lesson by Erin Moughon-Smith. In this dramaturgy lesson, students compare and debate the connection between Hamlet’s To Be or Not to Be soliloquy and contemporary issues that may impact audiences. Students do this through examination of the text as well as different performances of the monologue.You must log in to access content.
I Want to be a Producer: Creating a Jukebox Musical ConceptHigh School Advanced lesson by Julia Cuppy. In this theatre lesson, students work together to create a jukebox musical story overview based on issues and themes important to them using a set of parameters including time period and style of music.You must log in to access content.
How to Start Writing a Full Length PlayHigh School Advanced lesson by Erin Moughon-Smith. In this playwriting lesson, students learn how to start a full length play and explore character and plot as well as different structures used for creating pieces.You must log in to access content.
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