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March is Theatre in Our Schools Month

Throughout March, thousands of students and theatre educators will be raising awareness about the impact of theatre education with dedicated spirit weeks, social media takeovers and more!  Learn all about it and add your voices at the link below. 

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Free Tools for Theatre Teachers - In Honor of TIOS

In celebration of Theatre in Our Schools Month we are sharing samples of some of the best ideas and curriculum on EdTA's Learning Center which illustrate theatre arts education from grades K through High School.  Join us in advocating for a sequential theatre education for students of all ages! 
 
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RESOURCES FOR CURRICULUM & ASSESSMENT

 

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Grades K - 2

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Curriculum Mapping Grades K-2 (download) created for EdTA by Jennifer Ridgway, Maryland Theatre Educator

Sample Lesson Plan: Kindergarten shared by the Hershey Area Playhouse

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

Grades 6 - 8

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Middle Years Curriculum Map created for EdTA by Jennifer Ridgway (download)

Sample Lesson Plan: Improvised Characters for Middle Grades by Jennifer Ridgway

Sample SEL Embedded Theatre Lesson Plan: "Rehearsal 101- Independent Rehearsals" by Mandi Tapia Pace


   

High School


Beginning 
(aligned to Proficient Standards)
Intermediate
(aligned to Accomplished Standards)
Advanced
(Aligned to Advanced Standards)

Beginning Acting Curriculum Map shared by Jo Strom Lane

Intermediate Acting Curriculum Map shared by Jo Strom Lane


Advanced Acting Curriculum Map shared by Jo Strom Lane


Beginning High School Curriculum Map (Performance and Tech) shared by Gai Laing Jones (download)

Theatre Design and Technology Curriculum Map shared by Jo Strom Lane
Tech Theatre Curriculum Map shared by B.K. Goodman (download)
HS Proficient Lesson Plan "Raising the Stakes Through Physicality" by Michael Givler
HS Proficient Tech Theatre Lesson Plan - Shading Activity for Lighting Emotions of Mood by Natalie Dommer
HS Accomplished Lesson Plan "The Song as Monologue" by Jason Robert LeClair
HS Accomplished Tech Theatre Lesson Plan - "Build a Mini Flat" by Jo Strom Lane
HS Advanced Lesson Plan "Adaptation from Page to Stage" - by Erin Moughon- Smith 
HS Advanced Tech Theatre Lesson Plan - "That Bottle Should Have Come with a Label: Props and Script Analysis" by Joselyn Ludtke








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NEW!  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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Support a Troupe

Even more ways to help- support a Troupe in honor of Theatre in Our Schools Month.  Thespian Relief Grants exist to help school theatre programs in need. Two types of grants are offered: a $500 grant that can be used for International Thespian Society troupe-related fees (dues and inductions) and a $1,000 grant that can be used for any theatre program-related expense, including show rights, equipment, travel, and more.  New Troupe Charter Grants, Troupe Reinstatement Grants and Induction Assistance Grants are now a part of the Thespian Relief Grant program.

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