The Nutcracker 2: Mouse and Toy Soldier Fight Lesson

The Nutcracker 2: Mouse and Toy Soldier Fight Lesson Capture students’ imaginations with this climactic battle scene! Designed for grades 3-6, this lesson provides an engaging way for students to learn about physical choices, collaboration, and conflict through creating a pantomime of the battle from The Nutcracker. You can also use this as an opportunity … Read more

The Nutcracker 1: Brother and Sister Quarrel Lesson

The Nutcracker 1: Brother and Sister Quarrel Lesson Any student with siblings will have plenty of experience to draw on for this lesson! Based on the imaginative story of the Nutcracker, this lesson asks students to work in partners, creating a silent drama about a sibling quarrel. Emphasizing the drama tool of the body, this … Read more

Habitats, Needs of Living Things, and Body Details Lesson

Habitats, Needs of Living Things, and Body Details Lesson How can we keep students fully engaged through complex subject matter? Ask them to engage their bodies as well as their minds! This exciting lesson integrates Drama with Language Arts and Science by asking students to create habitats and settings using only their bodies. It also … Read more

Explorers, Risk Taking, and Tableau Lesson

Explorers, Risk Taking, and Tableau Lesson What do explorers and theatre artists have in common? A willingness to take risks and work as a team! In this lesson for grades 4-8, students will work in groups, applying what they know about explorers to create dynamic tableaus and still picture stories. This lesson is a fantastic … Read more

Civil War Drama Lesson

Civil War Drama Lesson Drama is a great way to engage students with historical events by encouraging them to think deeply about point of view. In this lesson, designed for grades 4-8, students will practice concentration, collaboration, and transformation while using Body Objects to communicate different settings. This lesson encourages students to think about point … Read more

The Actor’s Nightmare! Poem

The Actor’s Nightmare! Poem We’ve all woken up from this kind of dream… you’re on stage, you’re in costume, the lights go up, and everything goes wrong! This exciting and mildly terrifying poem details a school play gone wrong. Humorous and filled with vivid characters, this poem provides a great opportunity for students in grades … Read more

Summer Poem

Summer Poem  Who doesn’t love summer? This short and sweet poem provides a great opportunity for students in grades K-3 to practice imitation and collaboration skills. Students can work in pairs or small groups to imitate all the different summer activities mentioned. You may choose to integrate Language Arts by discussing how the author creates … Read more

Perhaps Today Poem

Perhaps Today Poem Pirates or pilots? Pancakes or plunder? This adventurous poem tells the story of a restless and imaginative child deciding how to spend a completely free day. This piece is a perfect way for students in grades 2-6 to practice imitation, setting, body objects, and playwriting skills. You may also choose to integrate … Read more

Halloween Night Poem

Halloween Night Poem Witches, goblins and ghosts… oh my! This spooky Halloween-themed adventure provides the perfect opportunity for students in grades 2-6 to practice transformation, collaboration and creating sound effects. You may also integrate Language Arts into this lesson by discussing how these factors can help create a setting. We have included some step-by-step delivery … Read more

Two Character Dialogue Lesson

Two Character Dialogue Lesson Are your students ready to create their own scenes? Building upon our One Person Monologue Lesson, this lesson guides students through collaborating with their peers to create their own original dialogues. Students can continue to work on playwriting, directing and performance skills, while learning how to give constructive feedback to their … Read more