NOT JUST A BUNCH OF RANDOM DRAMA GAMES! This curriculum aligned Introduction to Drama unit has 6 x 50 minute detailed lesson plans (can be easily taught in double periods) to give students a solid start in their drama studies. The unit can also be used as a refresher to go back and cement foundation drama skills. It covers some basic and necessary drama techniques for successful study in drama. NO PREPARATION REQUIRED! Everything you need is contained in this drama teaching resource.
This unit does include drama games but it is not a collection of random drama games thrown together to make a unit - it is a considered collection of drama games and curriculum aligned learning activities sequenced to teach foundation drama skills. The lessons include short homework tasks.
Note on timing: you may like to take some of the activities slower than indicated. I have jam packed the unit on purpose (with options for extension activities) so you have plenty of options for dynamic classes.
- 6 x 50 minute lessons (can be taught as double periods)
- Simple and short homework tasks
- Improvised Scenes Poster (also available individually through Drama Trunk here
- Scene Starter Drama Cards (to cut out and use)
- Additional and Extension Activities
KEY VOCABULARY: Tableaux (still image), Freeze Frame, Drama Cannon, Narrator, Thought Tracking, Improvisation, Drama Games, Cooperation, Respect, Accepting, Offer, Blocking, Endowing, Building, Scene
UNIT AIMS: Students are introduced to and explore basic drama techniques and games.
- Students are introduced to and explore the drama techniques of freeze frame, tableaux, thought tracking, drama cannons and using narration
- Students are introduced to and explore improvisation through improvisational drama games and activities teaching accepting, offering, blocking, building and endowing
- Students use freeze frames to depict personal stories
- Students will demonstrate literacy in drama vocabulary
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*****NO PREP DRAMA UNITS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL / HIGH SCHOOL*****
You may also like the following full drama units for middle school and high school. These units are curriculum-aligned and no preparation is needed:
INTRODUCTION TO DRAMA UNIT AVAILABLE HERE
INTRODUCTION TO CHARACTERIZATION DRAMA UNIT AVAILABLE HERE
INTRODUCTION TO MIME DRAMA UNIT AVAILABLE HERE
ROMEO AND JULIET DRAMA UNIT AVAILABLE HERE
FAIRY TALES PHYSICAL THEATRE DRAMA UNIT AVAILABLE HERE
THE CRUCIBLE DRAMA UNIT AVAILABLE HERE
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*****DRAMA UNITS FOR PRIMARY / ELEMENTARY*****
You may also be interested in the following full drama units for primary / elementary. These units are curriculum aligned and NO PREP is required. Just print and teach a quality drama unit.
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK DRAMA UNIT and SCRIPT FOR ELEMENTARY AVAILABLE HERE
HANSEL AND GRETEL DRAMA UNIT FOR PRIMARY AVAILABLE HERE
MIME FOR PRIMARY AVAILABLE HERE
SNOW WHITE DRAMA UNIT and SCRIPT FOR ELEMENTARY AVAILABLE HERE
DRAMA TRUNK DRAMA CARDS ARE A DRAMA TEACHER'S BEST FRIEND! Just print, laminate (optional) and cut out a set of versatile drama cards that you can use over and over again. I cannot count how many times and ways I have used drama cards – absolutely my most handy drama teaching resource.
The following 17 DRAMA TRUNK drama card sets are available individually or as a CLASSIC BUNDLED PACK
CHARACTER CARDS AVAILABLE HERE
QUIRKY CHARACTER DRAMA CARDS AVAILABLE HERE
DRAMATIC DEATH CARDS AVAILABLE HERE
OPENING LINES AVAILABLE HERE
MIME CARDS AVAILABLE HERE
SETTINGS CARDS AVAILABLE HERE
GENRES CARDSAVAILABLE HERE
LIVING PICTURES AVAILABLE HERE
SILLY SUPERHEROES AVAILABLE HERE
STORY TITLES AVAILABLE HERE
EMOTION CARDS AVAILABLE HERE
CHARACTER SWITCHES AVAILABLE HERE
MOVEMENT CARDS AVAILABLE HERE
CHARACTER MANNERISMS AVAILABLE HERE
VOCAL STYLES AVAILABLE HERE
TIME PERIODS AVAILABLE HERE
CHARACTER CHARACTERISTICS AVAILABLE HERE
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WHICH INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SETS (also available individually or as part of the MEGA DRAMA CARD BUNDLE
WORLD DESTINATIONS AVAILABLE HERE
GREAT ESCAPES PANTOMIME CARDSAVAILABLE HERE
OLYMPIC EVENTS AVAILABLE HERE
FORBIDDEN WORD SCENES AVAILABLE HERE
SCENE SCENARIOS AVAILABLE HERE
CHARACTER HOBBIES AVAILABLE HERE
CHARACTER TACTICS AVAILABLE HERE
THEATRE STYLES AVAILABLE HERE
RANDOM LINES AVAILABLE HERE
ODD INVENTIONS AVAILABLE HERE
HELP SCENES AVAILABLE HERE
CHARACTER AILMENTS AVAILABLE HERE
PROP SCENES AVAILABLE HERE
HISTORICAL EVENTS AVAILABLE HERE
FAMOUS CHARACTERS AVAILABLE HERE
CLICHES AVAILABLE HERE
PROVERBS AVAILABLE HERE
SHAKESPEARE QUOTES AVAILABLE HERE
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