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By DramaMommaSpeaks
This lesson focuses on the Pulitzer Prize and Tony award winning Hamilton musical. Steeped in American history and musical rap, students study the origin of the musical, themes, plot, creative team, songs and themes. Finally, they apply this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Music, Drama
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Internet Activities, Homework
CCSS:
RL.9-10.10, SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.1c, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.3, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3...
$10.50
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By DramaMommaSpeaks
This two-day lesson on set design, the rendering has EVERYTHING you need! Students learn about the history of set design, famous set designers, develop a critical eye about what makes up an award-winning set design, and draw a rendering of a fairy
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Drama, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
6.RP.A.1, 6.RP.A.3b, 6.RP.A.3d, MP4, MP5, MP6, SL.7.1d, SL.7.2, CCRA.L.2
$7.00
36
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By DramaMommaSpeaks
This two-day lesson concerns the award-winning Broadway musical Wicked! Students learn about its origin, creative team, songs, trivia, plot and end with an enrichment activity or assignment which can be completed individually or with partners.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Music, Drama
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Internet Activities, Homework
$10.00
27
Digital Download PDF (21.97 MB)
By DramaMommaSpeaks
This THREE WEEK (50 pages) radio theater unit, with roles for 16+ students, teaches everything there is to know about radio theater and performing an original comical radio play written by an award winning middle grade author It is suitable for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Drama
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.8.7, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.6, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4...
$14.00
25
Digital Download PDF (19.49 MB)
By DramaMommaSpeaks
IMPROVED! This five-day unit on costume design is suitable for high school students and perhaps gifted middle graders. Students learn about the process of costume design, researching, metaphor and have an opportunity to be costume designers. They
Subjects:
Arts, Drama, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Unit Plans, Homework
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
$12.00
22
Digital Download PDF (24.12 MB)
By DramaMommaSpeaks
IMPROVED! This THREE WEEK radio theater unit, and play with roles for 17 + students, teaches the history of radio theatre, Foley engineering and gives students an opportunity to write a commercial, create sound effects and perform in a radio play.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Homeschool Curricula, Scripts
CCSS:
SL.6.1, L.6.1, L.6.1a, L.6.1b, L.6.2a, L.6.3, L.6.3b, L.6.5, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6...
$12.00
19
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By DramaMommaSpeaks
IMPROVED! This two-day lesson on costume design is focused on fairy tale characters and gives the students an opportunity to be costume designers. Suitable for students in grades 4 to 8, the product is broken in to two class periods, although it
Subjects:
Music, Drama, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Fun Stuff, Minilessons
CCSS:
CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5
$7.00
13
Digital Download PDF (18.65 MB)
By DramaMommaSpeaks
BEST SELLERS BUNDLEHere's a close reading lesson to re-energize your class. This biography about the performing artist Lin Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame, is suitable for middle and high school students and can be used as a stand alone lesson or
Subjects:
Music, Drama, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Research, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RI.7.5, RI.7.6, W.6.2, W.6.2c, W.6.2d, W.7.2d, W.7.3c, W.7.3d, W.7.5, W.8.2c, W.8.2d...
$7.00
17
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By DramaMommaSpeaks
SAVE 20% This bundle includes four radio plays, appropriate for middle and high school grades. Plus, I have given you the unit I use when teaching radio theater! Strengthen your students' reading, speaking and listening skills by using radio
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Drama
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
CCSS:
RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.6, RL.6.7, RL.7.4, RL.7.5, RL.7.6, RL.7.7, RL.8.6...
$43.50
$31.13
3
Bundle
By DramaMommaSpeaks
10% OFF! Here is EVERYTHING you need: 4 TO 5 WEEK'S worth of engaging, unique and creative units about drama. These are great for distance learning, too. #DistanceLearningTPT
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RL.5.2, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.7, RL.6.10, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.8.3, RL.8.7, RL.8.9, RL.8.10...
$42.00
$32.85
3
Bundle
By DramaMommaSpeaks
Dear Evan Hansen is at the forefront of popular musicals with relatable themes for our teens. Give your students an opportunity to study the musical, its origin, trip to Broadway, themes, composer and analyze what they learn from the musical in an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Music, Drama
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Internet Activities, Homework
$8.50
19
Digital Download PDF (18.39 MB)
By DramaMommaSpeaks
This is an 8 day unit focused on storytelling using a Japanese form of storytelling called Kamishibai as its springboard. This unit is successful with third through seventh grade students and classes in language arts, reading, drama, world
Subjects:
Reading, World History, Drama
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
RL.5.7, L.5.1c, L.5.1e, L.5.2, L.5.2b, L.5.2d, L.5.2e, L.6.1, L.6.1a, L.6.1b, L.6.1c...
$5.00
23
Digital Download PDF (21.44 MB)
By DramaMommaSpeaks
Improved! One of my most popular products! This is my radio theater unit ONLY. No script is provided.This TEN DAY unit, nearly 30 pages in length, is suitable for middle and high school drama classes and includes:lesson on the history of radio
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Drama
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Homeschool Curricula, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
W.5.2, SL.6.1, SL.6.1a, SL.6.1b, SL.6.2, SL.6.3, SL.6.4, SL.6.5, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6...
$12.00
17
Digital Download PDF (18.42 MB)
By DramaMommaSpeaks
SAVE!! This bundle contains 4 different lessons on stage makeup and gives your students a chance to be makeup artists. These are great for a middle school or through high school drama class. A teacher could assign these lessons to students who
Subjects:
Arts, Drama, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Internet Activities, Cooperative Learning
$30.00
$23.20
3
Bundle
By DramaMommaSpeaks
This lesson integrates Halloween into the learning of tableau which makes it fun and unique. Tableau is an important element of drama and easy to learn. Included in the lesson are two extension activities in case the teacher wants to make a longer
Subjects:
Drama, Gifted and Talented, Halloween
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Minilessons, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
SL.8.1d, L.7.1, L.7.3, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.SL.6, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
$3.75
31
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By DramaMommaSpeaks
IMPROVED! Who doesn’t like super heroes? This two-day lesson on costume design is focused on super heroes and their unusual costumes. It gives your students an opportunity be costume designers and learn all about the profession. Suitable for
Subjects:
Arts, Drama, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Fun Stuff
CCSS:
CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
$6.50
28
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By DramaMommaSpeaks
The Broadway musical, Come From Away tells a heart warming story which occurred the day after 9/11. This lesson works as an arts integration in a language arts or social studies class studying American history as well as drama or a gifted/talented
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Music, Drama
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Internet Activities, Homework
CCSS:
RL.9-10.10, SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.1c, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.3, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3...
$9.50
23
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By DramaMommaSpeaks
Broadway musicals are very popular with our students. Let's teach them about the PROCESS of creating a musical of their own! This lesson lasts six days and gives your students an opportunity to work cooperatively and become playwrights and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Music, Drama
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Internet Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
SL.6.1, SL.6.1c, SL.6.1d, SL.7.1, SL.7.1c, SL.7.1d, SL.8.1, SL.8.1c, SL.8.1d, SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.1c...
$6.00
16
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By DramaMommaSpeaks
PART OF A BUNDLEDuring this eight-day unit on set design students learn about the history of set design, famous set designers, develop a critical eye about what makes up an award- winning set design, create a ground plan for a fairy tale story of
Subjects:
Measurement, Drama, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
6.RP.A.1, 6.RP.A.3b, 6.RP.A.3d, MP4, MP5, MP6, SL.7.1d, SL.7.2, CCRA.L.2
$14.00
15
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By DramaMommaSpeaks
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
Subjects:
Arts, Other (Music), Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Unit Plans, Homework
$12.50
14
Digital Download PDF (13.21 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Hi there! I am a retired drama educator having taught for forty years in both the public and private sector. Whew! During this time, I created curriculum for studies in creative dramatics, creative movement, introduction to musical theatre, musical theatre, film making, technical theatre, introduction to Shakespeare, introduction to theatre as well speech and debate. I created seven youth theater companies which continue today in various parts of the mid west, oversaw productions for thirty-eight years and developed a national play writing contest for youth theater scripts. In addition, I am award winning director have directed over 250 plays and musicals with children and adults alike. My sister was an elementary teacher for many years as were my aunts. In the late 1800's, my fraternal grandmother was known for her strength in teaching math in the wilds of Kansas. My maternal grandmother established the first kindergarten in Osaka, Japan in the 1890's. In short, teaching is in my blood and comes to me joyfully and naturally.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Drama is a hands-on class. To this end, I'm always on my feet, modeling for my students while teaching them a host of concepts. It is not unusual to hear my classroom in chortles of laughter because humor is an outstanding way to gain a student's attention. I empower students at an early age. Although I am always mindful of my learning objectives, I think it's vital for students to experiment within the confines of my instruction. I encourage students to be independent and creative thinkers. Many less confident or reluctant students benefit from my teaching methods as together we hit the challenges they encounter. I am creative, intense, driven and brave--these are qualities I nurture in all my students and generally receive outstanding results.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I've received awards as an outstanding drama teacher (Longmont, CO Superintendent's Excellence in Educator Award), twice nominated for Outstanding Specialist through the Columbia, MO school district and thrice nominated for Disney Teacher of the Year. I was Teacher of the Month with the Columbia, Missouri Downtown Rotary. Also, I directed the Martin Luther King Diversity Celebration which was honored for excellence by the National League of Cities and National Black Caucus of Elected Officials.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I received a BFA from Stephens College in Columbia, MO and a MED from the Lesley College in Cambridge, MA. I have additional hours in education and language arts from the University of Missouri-Columbia and Lindenwood College. Through the Institute for Children's Literature I studied beginning and advanced writing for children and teens which is my newest passion.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a happily married wife of thirty-eight years (who'd ever put up with me that long, I'll never know...) and mother of two grown daughters and a wonderful step son. Recently, we became a grandparents (!!!!) to three of the most precious grandchildren in the world. My hobbies include seeing movies and traveling. My cat wants me to mention I am her hand maiden which is undeniably true. You can find out more about me at DeborahBaldwin.net or my blog at Dramamommaspeaks.com

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