Search through model lesson plans for grades K-12 created by educators for EdTA as a part of the 2020 EdTA Lesson Plan Project.
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.
Performing the Character Analysis MonologueHigh School Advanced lesson by Natalie Dommer for students to learn how to research the world of a character beyond the script for the purpose of writing a monologue and then presenting it.You must log in to access content.
Adaptation from Page to StageHigh 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.You must log in to access content.
- Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Certificate Recorded On: 07/13/2021
Uncover the powerful stories inside you and learn to guide your students to devise theater organically and vividly.
- Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Certificate Recorded On: 03/18/2021
It flies in the face of theatrical trends in terms of physical movement. It restricts the actor to a head in a box. It requires the playwright to start with the setting then find the characters and conflict, and it may be the perfect theatre project for our times! Join playwright and director Michael Bigelow Dixon to explore the innovative Headspace Theatre format.
- Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Certificate Recorded On: 12/08/2020
Ruthie Pincus, Executive Director of Stage the Change, will provide a collection of strategies to lead your students to identify their passions and use their arts voices to create work that makes a difference in their community. This work engages students in a personal way and helps to develop them as empathetic engaged global citizens and artists, eventually becoming artists who understand the power of their young "arts voices."
Enjoy these Model Cornerstone Assessments
Enjoy several free Model Cornerstone Assessment Units below. Learn more about Model Cornerstone Assessments.
HS-I Proficient MCA: Long Story ShortUnderstanding that actors are storytellers, students will synthesize knowledge and personal experiences into a one to three minute original monologue which tells a story and perform the monologue as a staged reading or rehearsed performance.
HS-I Proficient MCA: Creating a Devised PlayStudents will work collaboratively to create a devised play or scene based on a contemporary photograph, and present the resulting script as a staged reading. Authors: Theatre Educator Matthew Moody with Julia Cuppy, La Jolla Playhouse
HS-I Proficient MCA: Greek Drama—Tragic HeroStudents will study the traditional elements of Greek Drama. They will analyze the qualities of the heroes in the plays. Students will create a hero character and write a monologue for that character. Students will perform their monologue and reflect on their writing and performance.
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