Drama Teachers – Looking for lesson plans? Look no further!
Here is a big ole’ list of links to Lesson Plans for Drama Teachers. And see the bottom of this post for a printable PDF: Top Ten Tips For Writing Awesome Lesson Plans!
The first items on the list are from us, your friends at Theatrefolk. You can find some lesson plans as well as scenes and monologues for classroom use on our Free Resources page.
The Theatrefolk Blog
Scroll away through our blog archives. We regularly post exercises that you can use in your classroom.
Emergency Lesson Plans for Theatre Teachers
We also have a great set of lesson plans called Emergency Lesson Plans for Theatre Teachers. This isn’t free but it’s a great resource with 30 printable lesson plans that are ideal for pulling out on a raining day or leaving with a sub.
The Drama Teacher Academy
Want access to a library of lesson plans? Drama Teacher Academy Members can download and print all the lesson plans on the website as part of their membership. Members also have access to a Resource Page with exercises, play analysis guides, and handouts. Check out the Drama Teacher Academy here!
Here are some other great online resources for finding lesson plans:
Kentucky Educational Television
A nice selection of lesson plans for students in K through 12. The website requires (free) registration to access the lesson plans.
The Theatre Experience: Lesson Plans for a High School Theatre Class
A comprehensive set of lesson plans created by Kelly Crotty. Includes alignments to Florida State standards.
The Hippodrome Theatre
This Gainesville, Florida based theatre company offers lesson plans to support teachers taking students to their shows. The lesson plans are aligned to Florida State Standards.
Brigham Young University’s Theatre Education Database
This one’s huge. Dozens and dozens of units and lesson plans as well as outlines for the (US) National Standards for Theatre Education.
(via Rondy Vick and Mari Adams on our Facebook page)
CODE (Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators)
Loads of units & lesson plans for all grades. Some of the content is only available to CODE members, but there is also a lot of free material.
(via Jennifer Beenen on our Facebook page)
The Drama Notebook
The Drama Notebook is the World’s Largest Collection of drama activities for kids. Mainly focused on elementary students. Click here to listen to Janae Dahl, owner and creator of The Drama Notebook on The Theatrefolk Podcast. This is a paid site but Janae offers several free lessons to help you decide if it’s right for you.
(via Danielle Jackson on our Facebook page)
The Kennedy Center ArtsEdge
The Kennedy Center offers an immense set of theatre-based lesson plans that can be filtered by grade level from K-12. They are sorted by alignments to National (US) standards.
(via Jenni Caruso on our Facebook page)
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