Designing Drama

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By Designing Drama
An complete curriculum for teaching beginning drama. Includes lessons, tests, test keys, handouts and a thorough explanation for every lesson. This curriculum is taught in an order so that each unit and lesson builds upon the one before it. There
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Arts, Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, EBooks
$24.95
17
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By Designing Drama
A fun classroom activity that explains the quirky superstitions of theatre and where they came from. Includes a word search (with key) and a writing activity. A great activity to leave for a substitute in a drama classroom.*NOTE - This resource
Subjects:
Writing, Drama
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Fun Stuff, Handouts
$4.00
30
Digital Download PDF (0.56 MB)
By Designing Drama
How do you teach Shakespeare with a class full of girls? You write an original parody script. I took out the tragedy and added some humor by exploring the silly side of "love at first sight." Add, delete or change characters (and names) to suit
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Literature, Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Novel Study, Scripts
$3.95
15
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By Designing Drama
This is a complete unit lesson for pantomime in the drama classroom. Activities may be used individually or combined for a complete unit. Explores the differences between mime and pantomime, teaches specific techniques for performance, includes
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Other (Arts), Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Homeschool Curricula
$4.00
13
Digital Download PDF (0.71 MB)
By Designing Drama
I have used this assignment in my drama classroom for years and have modified it several times based on what did and did not work. It is a great way to teach students about various careers in theatre, incorporate writing (and possibly research)
Subjects:
Writing, Drama, Career and Technical Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Research
$2.00
6
Digital Download PDF (0.50 MB)
By Designing Drama
Stagercaft Made Simple was created for the theatre teacher that also teaches technical theatre, or stagecraft. It is written in simple language with easy to follow instructions so the teacher can use the material “as is” for student instruction.
Subjects:
Drama, Career and Technical Education, Specialty
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, EBooks
$6.99
Digital Download PDF (3.23 MB)
By Designing Drama
Use this PowerPoint presentation as an independent project that your students can do from home while distance learning or use in the classroom. It is a brief introduction with a step by step guide for creating an initial set design for a play.
Subjects:
Arts, Drama, Career and Technical Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Projects, Homeschool Curricula, PowerPoint Presentations
$2.00
2
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By Designing Drama
Santa on Strike is a holiday play about what might happen if Santa decided to go on strike. Updated into our world today, complete with Santa checking his cell phone for "thank you texts" from children, it is a light and fun holiday show for an
Subjects:
Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Drama
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$3.00
10
Digital Download PDF (0.63 MB)
By Designing Drama
Stagecraft Made Simple is a series made for the busy drama teacher that also has to teach tech, build sets, direct the play, etc. It simplifies the the most processes used in educational theatre. The text is written so it can be given directly to
Subjects:
Drama, Career and Technical Education, Specialty
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled)
$14.97
$10.48
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By Designing Drama
Don't hire an actor; YOU can teach all the basics of unarmed stage combat, including falls, slaps and punches with this step-by-step instruction guide. It culminates in an assignment for your students for a complete lesson. Everyone can teach
Subjects:
Theater Arts, Arts, Drama
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$5.00
Digital Download PDF (5.13 MB)
By Designing Drama
This is a reader's theatre version of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. It can be used with young readers as an introduction to Shakespeare and his language. It uses two narrators to explain the story with pieces of Shakespeare's original
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Drama
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Scripts
$4.95
Digital Download PDF (1.33 MB)
By Designing Drama
Make your life easier with these are assorted performance rubrics for beginning, intermediate and advanced theatre classes. The rubrics give students a clear explanation for their grades and sets up expectations for the performance.The ten rubrics
Subjects:
International Baccalaureate, Arts, Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Rubrics, Assessment
$4.95
4
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By Designing Drama
A short and funny Christmas scene about a fruitcake that just can't find a home. A fruitcake is re-gifted from person to person until it ends up right back where it started. This short play runs about 10 minutes when produced. It was originally
Subjects:
Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$3.00
5
Digital Download PDF (0.37 MB)
By Designing Drama
There's an App for That is a brief look into what might happen if Dorothy happened into the land of Oz with her cell phone in hand. A short play ideal for middle school aged children. The well-known characters of Oz are in a new world with
Subjects:
Literature, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Drama
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
FREE
14
Digital Download PDF (1.23 MB)
By Designing Drama
Stagecraft Made Simple is a series made for the busy drama teacher that also has to teach tech, build sets, direct the play, etc. It simplifies the most basic processes used in educational theatre. The text is written so it can be given directly
Subjects:
Drama, Career and Technical Education, Specialty
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lesson Plans (Bundled), Handouts
$6.99
Digital Download PDF (2.40 MB)
By Designing Drama
Stagecraft Made Simple is a series made for the busy drama teacher that also has to teach tech, build sets, direct the play, etc. It simplifies the most basic processes used in educational theatre. The text is written so it can be given directly to
Subjects:
Drama, Career and Technical Education, Specialty
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lesson Plans (Bundled), Handouts
$4.99
Digital Download PDF (1.91 MB)
By Designing Drama
Students often take a drama class with the idea that it is only about acting and they may even confuse film acting with stage acting. This PPT presentation gives a brief look into a variety of other professions in the theatre, including skills and
Subjects:
Informational Text, Drama, Career and Technical Education
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations
$4.00
12
Digital Download PPTX (20.91 MB)
By Designing Drama
Basic principles of stage movement are covered through direct instruction, activities and exercises. Test student knowledge with the performance-based assessment included. Includes sharing the scene, upstaging, opening out and creating a basic
Subjects:
Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$3.00
8
Digital Download PDF (0.22 MB)
By Designing Drama
Subtext is a challenging concept to teach. This lesson is designed to build upon student knowledge of objectives, tactics and motivation by layering with subtext. It includes a script for classroom use, subtext samples for students and additional
Subjects:
International Baccalaureate, Arts, Drama
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Scripts
$3.95
Digital Download PDF (0.50 MB)
By Designing Drama
A step-by-step guide for creating Commedia dell'art masks with students in your classroom.
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Not Grade Specific, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.00
2
Digital Download PDF (0.91 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Jeana Whitaker has taught for more than 20 years. After earning her Bachelor's Degree in 1991, she went on to teach a variety of classes, coach state champion Speech and Debate teams and direct award-winning theatrical productions. She has developed unique theatre programs for public and private schools, theatre organizations and juvenile corrections institutions. In addition, Jeana has written original curriculum, scope and sequence and curriculum maps for multiple schools. Continuing to follow her love of performing arts, Ms. Whitaker worked in professional theatre, television and film, including work for HBO, Granada Films, ESPN, Entertainment Tonight, Rocky Mountain Theatre and Arizona Theatre Company. Additionally, she created and ran an award-winning community theatre company in Phoenix and she earned her Master's Degree in Theatre Education from Prescott College in 2001. In her spare time, Ms. Whitaker can be found writing screenplays and novels and traveling whenever possible.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like to create an environment that makes students feel safe and respected; then they feel free to try new things, explore and create. Middle and High School students are often self-conscious about others judging them and need to learn to be confident and stand on their own, so they can pave their unique journey. Drama helps this do this and the confidence and skills cross over into all other academic subjects.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Arizona Thespians Teacher of the Year (2015), Arizoni Award winner, Irene Ryan nominee, New Teacher of the year (1991).

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I hold an MA in Theatre Education from Prescott College and a BS in Secondary Education from Columbus State University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

For more information, please visit my website: www.jeanawhitaker.com

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