Have you ever been in that awkward situation where students are in the middle of improv and someone says something inappropriate for school? Perhaps they start swearing or their scene becomes extremely violent or a hurtful stereotype pops up? While a drama classroom should be a place for creativity and expression, a teacher does need to set some guidelines for scene content. We love teenagers and their creativity, but they do need some guidelines in place.
These simple but effective posters are a great way to always let students know what is appropriate scene content during improv or student created scene work. The guidelines for students are simple. 6 topics that are not allowed in drama scenes are: portraying someone that is drunk, someone who is on drugs, harmful stereotypes, excessive violence, swearing, and sexual situations. These are boiled down into one word posters for your classroom. Then you, as the teacher, can feel free to explain them as you choose.
These posters are offered in .pdf, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Google Slide files.
In this bundle you will find:
A Read Me .pdf (1 page)
A .pdf and Google doc of the Off Limit Topics for a drama classroom 8.5 X 11 (7 slides)
A .pdf and Google doc of Off Limit Topics for a drama classroom 11 X 17 (7 slides)
For you, the busy drama teacher, all you have to do is print and post these! Have fun helping your students create in improv and scene work! Break a leg!