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21 Accents
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In this video, Amy Walker quickly demonstrates 21 accents from around the globe.

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Theater
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Vimeo
Author:
Amy Walker
Date Added:
02/26/2019
6 Accent Tips for Actors
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This blog post by a dialect coach is a list of the six most important things an actor should keep in mind when learning a dialect.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Dialect Blog
Author:
Ben Trawick-Smith
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Absolute Shakespeare
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This website is a resource for Shakespeare's plays, sonnets, poems, quotes, biography, and the Globe Theatre.

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Theater
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Absolute Shakespeare
Author:
Absolute Shakespeare
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Accountable Talk Introduction
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Students will participate in "cooperative conversation" and demonstrate understanding of why it is important in the everyday learning environment.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
BetterLesson
Author:
Kelli Smith
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Acting a Song
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In this lesson, students will demonstrate basic understand of acting for musicals by selecting lyrics to memorize and dividing it into moments.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Brigham Young University
Author:
Brigham Young University's Theatre Education Database
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Acting to the Fourth Wall
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Students will demonstrate an understanding of “The Fourth Wall” principles by performing a content-less scene where they will visualize, and/or break, the Fourth Wall.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Brigham Young University
Author:
Brigham Young University
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Anti-Bullying Drama Ideas
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This lesson plan highlights two approaches to teaching students about bullying through drama. In this lesson, drama serves as a means to highlight and explore bullying issues, giving pupils the opportunity to try out anti-bullying strategies for themselves.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Drama Resource
Author:
David Farmer
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Around the World in Thirty Minutes
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In this lesson plan, students will use pantomime, research skills, and information sharing to perform as someone or something from a country around the world. The teacher "travels" from country to country guessing who/what each student represents. The plan includes a time-travel variation as well.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ChildDrama.com
Author:
Matt Buchanan
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Black Presence in Theatre through the Centuries in the Historical Dictionary of African American Theatre
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In this article, the authors Anthony D. Hill, associate professor of drama at The Ohio State University, and Douglas Q. Barnett, director, producer, and founder of Black Arts/West in Seattle, discuss why they created the Historical Dictionary of African American Theater, the first comprehensive compendium of two centuries of blacks on stage.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
BlackPast.org
Author:
Anthony D. Hill ad Douglas Q. Barnett
Date Added:
02/26/2019
BookTalking with Aristotle's Plot Points
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This series of interactions and assignments covers reading, documentation, writing, evaluations, and performance.  It introduces students to Aristotle's Plot Points and helps them find those points in books they are reading.  At first this is a small part of a weekly lesson plan, then whole lesson time is devoted to writing, and, finally, students will rehearse and perform their BookTalk.

Subject:
Theater
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
STEPHANIE HUTCHINSON
Date Added:
10/30/2019
Broadway Theatre Etiquette
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This article outlines the Do's and Don'ts of Broadway theatre etiquette when attending a live performance.

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Theater
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
New York TV Show Tickets
Author:
New York Show Tickets
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Characterization through Costumes and Props
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In this lesson, students will demonstrate their understanding on how costumes and props can affect/form character by drawing a costume design for their scene character and writing a list of props their character might use.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Brigham Young University
Author:
Brigham Young University's Theatre Education Database
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Chicago Studyguide: Theatre Etiquette
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Pages 2-4 of this Chicago the Musical Study Guide include a lesson on theatre etiquette. Students are broken up into four groups and given "tickets" to a show. Each group brainstorms and acts out what types of clothing and behavior would be appropriate for their type of show. Students are also asked to create a poster or brochure for audience behavior at a live theatre production. Brainstorming worksheet included.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Students Live
Author:
Students Live
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Circle of Characters
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In this activity, students are given an index card. Each student then writes the name of a famous person or character on that card. The cards are shuffled then redistributed amongst the group. The students must become the character on the card they are given and interact with the other characters in a given scenario. While they are interacting in character, each student is also trying to figure out which student was given the character they wrote on the index card.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
ChildDrama.com
Author:
Matt Buchanan
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Coming Together
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In this lesson plan, students are led, using narrative pantomime, to act out a story about 3 dimensional space. Following the activity, students discuss their role in this lesson, as well as their community.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ChildDrama.com
Author:
Matt Buchanan
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
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This website offers online access to the complete works of William Shakespeare, including comedies, histories, tragedies, and poetry.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
The Tech
Author:
Jeremy Hylton
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Conductor
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In this warmup activity, one student is the conductor, and the other students are the choir. The choir copies the sounds and moves the conductor makes. The conductor can control how loud or quiet the choir is and combine different sounds to create music.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Arizona State University
Author:
Johanna Smith
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Conscience Alley
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This activity explores a dilemma faced by a character, providing an opportunity to analyze a decisive moment in greater detail.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Drama Resource
Author:
David Farmer
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Developing Story Structure With Paper-Bag Skits
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In this unit, students will engage in an interactive activity that will enhance their understanding of story structure and story elements. Students will work in groups to create semi-impromptu skits. Paper bags containing five unique props are distributed to each group; these props provide the impetus for the development of creative skits. Students then use online tools to outline the story elements in their skits. The lesson also promotes listening skills as students view other groups' performances and determine the conflict and resolution of each.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Nancy J. Kolodziej
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Discovery of Fire
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In this lesson, students brainstorm possible scenarios in which fire was first discovered. They then work in groups to create a performance acting out a possible scenario in which fire was first discovered.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ChildDrama.com
Author:
Matt Buchanan
Date Added:
02/26/2019
English Actors at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
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This website lists 45 actors and play titles along with a picture of their costume for the play. Some are sketches, and some are portraits. This is a great resource to show students what actors in England at the turn of the century were wearing for costumes. These pictures are from a book entitled, "Players of the Day" published in London by George Newnes, circa 1902.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Author:
C. Otis Sweezey
Date Added:
02/26/2019
A Folktale Play
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Listening to folktales from around the world can enrich children's understanding of many cultures. Decide on a story with your children, and work with them to turn it into a play. Students will adapt a folktale into written dialogue.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
PBS
Author:
PBS Parents and Teachers
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Gerald Mc Dermott's  Jabuti- San Diego Guild of Puppetry
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This is a booklet providing eight lessons and information about creating dramas with puppetry. It includes a glossary of terms, puppet making instructions, sample scripts, and a student certificate of completion. Students will learn meaning through movement, verbal expression, and creativity. They will identify theatre and storytelling forms from different cultures.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
San Diego Guild of Puppetry
Author:
San Diego Guild of Puppetry
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Gibberish Sentences
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In this activity, a student volunteers to select from a pile of cards that each have a simple sentence written on them. The student's task is to communicate a full sentence to the class using only body language and gestures. If they speak, it must be in gibberish.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
ChildDrama.com
Author:
Matt Buchanan
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Greek Play Project
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In this lesson/project, students create and perform a Greek tragedy play based on a familiar story from history or from fiction.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ChildDrama.com
Author:
Matt Buchanan
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Group Story Project
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This project guides students in creating their own fairy-tale or story as a group. The lesson includes discussions on what makes a good story, character development, improv situations, and script writing.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ChildDrama.com
Author:
Matt Buchanan
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Hand Animals
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This activity serves as an introduction to the structured use of the imagination and to the idea of a character. Students will examine their hands, then make "animal puppets" using their hands. Children then can volunteer to show their hand creation to the class.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ChildDrama.com
Author:
Matt Buchanan
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The History of Costume
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This is an online version of the book "The History of Costume" by Braun & Schneider published from 1861-1880. This online version includes all 125 original plates and is an excellent resource of historical dress from antiquity to the end of the 19th century.

Subject:
Theater
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Author:
C. Otis Sweezey
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Hot Seating
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In this activity, a student playing a character is questioned by the group about his or her background, behavior, and motivation.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Drama Resource
Author:
David Farmer
Date Added:
02/26/2019
How to Format a Screen Play
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This resource provides students with an outline for writing a screenplay. It explains that a screen play is visual and the character's actions move the story from scene to scene. Examples of a completed scene in the screenplay format is provided.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Scriptologist.com
Author:
Elaine Radford
Date Added:
02/26/2019
How to Stage a Play
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This resource provides ideas for staging the play "Hansel & Gretal" and general stage directions. These directions can be used for any type of stage or for the classroom. There is also information for costumes, scenery, set arrangements, and props.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Express Publishing
Author:
Express Publishing / Literature Readers for Primary Levels
Date Added:
02/26/2019
How to Write a Play Review
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This website explains the process of seeing and reviewing a play. The site includes three examples of reviews for the same show written by different critics.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Theatrefolk
Author:
Lindsay Price
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Image Theatre
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Still images are used to explore abstract concepts such as relationships and emotions, as well as realistic situations.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Drama Resource
Author:
David Farmer
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Improvs and Warmups
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This is a small collection of improvisation games and warmup games that can be used to sharpen up your cast if you’re a director, or to add energy and originality to your students’ acting if you are an acting teacher. All can be done with no materials in any reasonably sized space.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
ChildDrama.com
Author:
Matt Buchanan
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Interpreting Poems
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In this lesson, students will demonstrate their understanding of scoring a poem by beginning to score their own and working on their poem in pairs. The lesson includes an improvisation warm up game and class discussion.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Brigham Young University
Author:
Megan Powell
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Introduction to Acting with a Dialect
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In this lesson plan, the teacher will introduce students to the dialects they may study in depth as actors. Lesson includes Powerpoint Presentation, video examples, worksheet, and rubric for final assignment.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Utah Education Network
Author:
Elizabeth Christensen
Date Added:
02/26/2019