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Resources for the New Theatre Teacher

These resources are perfect for the theatre teacher who is just starting out, or for any teacher looking for some new ideas.

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Resources for Curriculum & Assessment



DOWNLOAD an Elementary Theatre Curriculum Map created for EdTA by Jennifer Ridgway, Maryland Theatre Educator

Sample Lesson Plan: Kindergarten shared by the Hershey Area Playhouse

Sample SEL Embedded Theatre Lesson Plan: "Why Bears Have Short Tales" - Grades 1-2 - by Elizabeth Bowman

Sample Lesson Plan: Exploring Characters Through Creative Dramatics Lesson - Grade 5 shared by Heather Cameron, Caitlin Boerner, and Megan Baird

Sample SEL Embedded Theatre Lesson Plan - "Truth About Me Character Mapping" by Joshua Rashon Streeter

Curriculum Maps

View or download curriculum maps for a variety of theatre classrooms which will help you create scope and sequence in your instruction. 

Educator Support Materials

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR TECH DIRECTORS:  New to your stage?  This Technical Theatre Educator's Manual offers detailed advice on some of the most common tech theatre tasks you may encounter. 

Download additional educator support materials. 

  • Arts Education is Essential
    Joint statement affirming the importance of education in the arts- dance, media arts, music, theatre and visual arts- especially during the covid-19 pandemic.

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Seeking Theatre SEL lesson plans? 

For EdTA MEMBERS only - the Social and Emotional Lesson Plan Library 
Over 150 lesson plans with social and emotional learning skills demonstrated and baked in to the instruction. Learn how to offer your students important life skills of sel awareness, social awareness, self management, responsible decision making and relationship skills as a part of theatre instruction.  


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