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Activity
Activated Story Theatre

Orpheus- A Greek Myth: Reader's Theatre Script

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Is this any way to treat a Greek Myth? By all means, turn the tale of Orpheus into a reader's theatre exercise.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

At The Theatre Quiz 1

For Students 7th - 8th
In this at the theatre quiz 1 worksheet, students answer 20 questions, not interactively, about the theatre, then scroll down to check their answers.
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Handout
Shakespeare Globe Trust

Fact Sheet: Indoor Theatres

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Pull up a cushion, grab an apple or some nuts, light a candle, and get ready to explore indoor theatres from Elizabethan England. Readers use a handout to distinguish between indoor and outdoor theatres and the types of actors who...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Theatre: Exploratory Techniques

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Using various exploratory techniques, young actors work as an ensemble company to devise, perform and evaluate a piece of theatre for assessment. This outline provides an objective and a list of games and activities that stimulate skills...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Introduction to Greek Theatre and Antigone

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students compare and contrast a website layout and the layout of a Greek theatre. In this Greek theatre lesson, students research the Greek theatre and produce a bulleted list of five facts about the Greek theatre. Students complete a...
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Unit Plan
Beat by Beat Press

Teaching Musical Theatre

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The 16 lessons in Teaching Musical Theatre: The Essential Handbook are designed to help actors enrolled in a theatre arts class develop the skills they need to be successful in musical theatre. Check out this sample lesson to see if you...
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National Endowment for the Humanities

The Glass Menagerie as Expressionist Theatre

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The first lesson in a three-part unit has high schoolers examine The Glass Menagerie as an example of expressionist theatre. After reading a short article about expressionism, scholars list expressionist techniques in Tennessee Williams'...
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Activity
NWT Literacy Council

Readers Theatre Scripts

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Engage and entertain young learners with this collection of readers theatre activities. With over 25 different scripts, a wide range of topics are covered from simple counting and rhyming exercises to adaptions of popular children's...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Animal Tales Theatre

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners participate in a theatre production involving how to protect animals. Students create their own puppets which will be used in the production. Learners read information provided to them and highlight the important information...
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Handout
NPR

Theatre Vocabulary

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
From actor to volume, the 90 terms on a theatre vocabulary list are must knows for any student of the dramatic arts.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Theatre: merit badge

For Students 5th - 12th
In this theatre worksheet, learners fill out short answer questions using their workbook about theatre in order to get a merit badge. Students complete 6 questions total.
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Unit Plan
Broadway GPS

The Lion King—The Broadway Musical Study Guide

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Musicals have been adapted from stage plays, novels, and movies. With The Lion King, Disney transforms its animated film into show-stopping, live-action musical theatre. The guide Disney provides to accompany a study of the award-winning...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

World Theatre Day

For Students 5th - 10th
For this World Theatre Day worksheet, students complete activities such as reading a passage, matching phrases, fill in the blanks, choose the correct word, multiple choice, unscramble the words, sequencing, unscramble the sentences,...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Theatre Vocabulary ad Elements

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine basic theatre vocabulary and use it to discuss a play.  In this theater instructional activity, 5th graders identify the elements of a play.  Students perform their play and use theatre vocabulary to explain their...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Appreciating the Men of Ballet from Dance in America: Born to be Wild: The Leading Men of the American Ballet Theatre

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine the role of men in the American Ballet Theatre. In this ballet lesson, students watch segments of the Great Performances video "Dance in America: Born to be Wild: The Leading Men of the American Ballet Theatre." Students...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Readers Theatre: The Three Snow Bears

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students dramatize the story, Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett. In this readers theatre lesson, students read the story and then dramatize the events during readers theatre. There is an included script.
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PPT
Curated OER

Modern American Theatre: Intro to Drama

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Set this slideshow up at as an independent work station, or to provide your theater arts class with a look at the many manifestations of modern literary drama. Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee, and Arthur Miller are the focus of the...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Reader's Theatre for The Little Red Hen Makes A Pizza

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students participate in reader's theatre. In this compare and contrast activity, students read the book The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza. This activity promotes fluency and expression. Students also read the traditional story of the...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Costume Exploration

For Teachers 10th - 12th
What a great lesson, upper graders are sure to love. They explore costume design and the relationships between theatre, culture, and history. They research three time periods, write a response about two of them, then create a composit...
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Handout
Shakespeare Globe Trust

Fact Sheet: The First Globe

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Where did actors perform plays during Shakespeare's era? Using the handout, pupils learn about London's historical Globe Theatre and discover which of Shakespeare's plays actors performed there. Scholars also explore the cause of the...
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Shakespeare Uncovered

All the Globe’s a Stage: Shakespeare’s Theatre

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
“All the world’s a stage,” exclaims Jaques in As You Like It, but it is the structure of the Globe stage and how that structure influenced Shakespeare’s plays that is the focus of an on-line research project. Class members visit a series...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Character Attributes in Writing

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders analyze the importance of characters in fiction writing and performances.  In this theatre lesson, 3rd graders identify the important characteristics of a fictional character and how to portray a character through many...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Identifying Cultural and Ethnic Values-Dance Theatre of Harlem

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine culture and ethnicity.  In this cultural arts lesson, students discuss the cultural and social elements of the Dance Theatre of Harlem.  They discuss other historical locations that have cultural influence, and discuss...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Drama/Theatre

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discover how setting, props, and character-action communicate information about the characters and the story. Access to videos and a video camera are important to make this lesson a success.

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