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Search through model lesson plans for grades K-12 created by educators for EdTA as a part of the 2020 EdTA Lesson Plan Project.

  • 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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  • 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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Professional Learning

Enjoy these Model Cornerstone Assessments

Enjoy several free Model Cornerstone Assessment Units below. Learn more about Model Cornerstone Assessments.

  • HS-III Advanced MCA: Directing
    Students will learn to prepare a director's notebook, analyze a play, create a design concept and apply these techniques to direct a 3-5 minute scene. Authors: Theatre Educator Amie Kisling with Director Michael Bigelow Dixon
  • HS-II Accomplished MCA: Play Analysis for Musical Theatre
    This MCA written by Kristie Fuller and Brian Curl focuses on the student director's ability to analyze and research a script and understand the importance of dialogue and song in a musical number.
  • HS-I Proficient MCA: Shakespeare Production
    As a class, students will decide what the most important scene is in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, revising it into a 2-3 minute scene written in their own words. Afterwards, each student will choose a position they want to take in order to create a theatrical production of the scene. Jobs include: actor, director, set design, prop design, light/sound design, costumes, hair and makeup design, poster and playbill design. They will then work cooperatively in order to bring the scene to production.