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    Save! Here's a bundle (157 PAGES) with three week's worth of learning about theater set design, creating floor plans and models as well as using MATH on the stage! This was created for drama class in middle school, however gifted and talented students and some high school classes will benefit from it. If a teacher is seeking to integrate the arts into their math classroom, these are GREAT units to use for that purpose!

    A teacher could use these units with those students distance learning. #DistanceLearningTPT

    Here's what they include:

    Set Design Unit Product (Fairy Tale & School Setting)

    This eight-day unit on set design was created for upper elementary gifted and middle grade students through ninth grade. Students learn about the history of set design, famous set designers and develop a critical eye about what makes up an award winning set design. Using fairy tales as their subject and setting, they create a ground plan for a story of their choosing and draw a rendering. In addition, the students must work with ratios and measuring. The first two assignments are completed individually, but then the fun begins! The students are paired up to create a model working together towards the goal. There is even room for parents to celebrate the end of the unit with your students.

    Included in the unit:

    • An overview of the unit for the teacher
    • Rationale for teaching set design
    • History of set design
    • Set designer's responsibilities
    • Teacher's Questions
    • Warm up for day one
    • Procedures for each day (8)
    • Lecture notes including links
    • Information about the message color conveys
    • Ground plan example
    • Rendering examples
    • Stage curtain sheet for rendering
    • Step by step directions for model building including photo examples
    • Cheat sheet for various set pieces
    • Assignment sheet for each step of the design process
    • Exit slip prompts for 4 days
    • Rubric--FULLY EDITABLE
    • Source Page

    Set Design Templates Product

    These Set Design templates are time savers for the busy teacher. They were created to answer the requests for additional templates to accompany the Dramamommaspeaks Set Design unit. These products are part of an Elements of Drama product category and suitable for gifted elementary and middle grade drama class.


    Set Design: High School Level

    This 8 day unit on set design is suitable for high school students and perhaps gifted middle graders. Students learn about the history of set design, the process of set design, metaphor and have an opportunity to create a set design and model. They develop a keen eye for what makes a distinctive design and learn how to critique their peer's work as well.

    The product includes:

    • Warm Up Exercise
    • The History of Set Design
    • The Rationale for Teaching Set Design
    • How to Use Metaphor in Design
    • Questions to Consider when Designing a Set
    • Procedure for Each day
    • Teacher Script to Introduce the Unit --what I say and how I say it!
    • Materials List
    • Musical and Play List Titles of Most Popular Productions in High Schools
    • Sources & Video links list including clip suggestions
    • Two Assignments--one a short essay and another to design in a particular style (modernism, expressionism, surrealism)
    • Rubric--FULLY EDITABLE
    • Peer evaluation activity

    Comprehensive? You bet.

    This bundle of set design lessons were created by an award winning drama teacher of 38 years.

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    Here are a few review of other Dramamommaspeaks products:

    Hadestown, the Musical

    "Great resource! I love things that adapt Greek myths. This is a very thoroughly planned lesson that students will love."

    Lin Manuel Miranda

    "Excellent product! Nicely formatted and provides an effective tool for expanding student knowledge and comprehension regarding a renowned theater artist."

    Costume Design High School Level

    "I just love how much you included in this resource. It’s easy to follow and a creative way to teach costume design in drama classes. Thank you so much!"

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    Total Pages
    157 pages
    Answer Key
    Teaching Duration
    3 Weeks
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