Drama Curriculum & Integration

Karen Erickson: drama curriculum creator

Books for Drama Curriculum & Integration

Written by Karen Erickson, the acclaimed educator, playwright, author, storyteller, and poet.  Starting initially as a teacher in the Illinois school system, she became a recognized national leader in Arts Education who has worked with schools and arts organizations internationally and in nearly all fifty states.  She is a National Workshop Leader for the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. sharing her expertise with teachers, artists, and administrators on tour to the Kennedy Center National Partnership sites.

All Materials Meet State & National Standards in the Arts

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This foundational guide provides an interactive system created for 1st to 8th grade teachers who are new to drama. This newest revision has been expanded and updated to include:

  • added stories
  • teaching and classroom management strategies
  • lesson planning guides
  • integration ideas
  • and much more!

The book is intended to grow with any teacher’s knowledge and skills. There is space for notes and the three-ring notebook design makes it easy to add and delete materials.

 

This guide is also available electronically to our members for download.  You can preview the material and purchase individual parts, including the introductory lessons online.

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The same interactive system found in the first Getting Started with Drama book but modified and expanded to meet the needs of Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten teachers.  Includes over 20 lessons and stories, notes on grade level appropriate practice, and links to character education.  First grade teachers new to drama also love this resource.

The book is intended to grow with any teacher’s knowledge and skills. There is space for notes and the three-ring notebook design makes it easy to add and delete materials.


This guide is also available electronically to our members for download.  You can preview the Kindergarten curriculum and purchase individual parts, including the lessons online.

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Expand your curriculum with this collection of lessons, stories,  and 1st grade specific drama techniques.  Each Grade Level Guide includes more than 20 lessons sequenced with objectives and linked to national standards.  The guides come three-ring hole punched to fit in your original Getting Started with Drama binder.  They are perfect complements to your existing curriculum.


This guide is also available electronically to our members for download.  You can preview this curriculum and purchase individual parts, including the lessons online.

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Expand your curriculum with this collection of lessons, stories,  and 2nd grade specific drama techniques.  Each Grade Level Guide includes more than 20 lessons sequenced with objectives and linked to national standards.  The guides come three-ring hole punched to fit in your original Getting Started with Drama binder.  They are perfect complements to your existing curriculum.


This guide is also available electronically to our members for download.  You can preview the curriculum and purchase individual parts, including the lessons online.

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Expand your curriculum with this collection of lessons, stories,  and 3rd grade specific drama techniques.  Each Grade Level Guide includes more than 20 lessons sequenced with objectives and linked to national standards.  The guides come three-ring hole punched to fit in your original Getting Started with Drama binder.  They are perfect complements to your existing curriculum.


This guide is also available electronically to our members for download.  You can preview the curriculum and purchase individual parts, including the lessons online.

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Expand your curriculum with this collection of lessons, stories,  and 4th grade specific drama techniques.  Each Grade Level Guide includes more than 20 lessons sequenced with objectives and linked to national standards.  The guides come three-ring hole punched to fit in your original Getting Started with Drama binder.  They are perfect complements to your existing curriculum.


This guide is also available electronically to our members for download.  You can preview the curriculum and purchase individual parts, including the lessons online.

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This updated version of Integrated Units is the ultimate resource document for teachers (K-8) who want to create integrated units or lessons using drama.  Developed in actual classrooms and field tested and modified with the assistance of teachers, this advanced program includes:

  • complete unit outlines,
  • outlines for possible lesson plans,
  • bibliography of resources, detailed activities and related descriptions

The appendix has been revised to provide current thought, theories, and practices in arts integration. If you want to leap ahead and integrate drama into other curricular areas, then this book is a must for you.

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This is a collection of fabulous stories that combine the teaching of science, social studies, math, and language arts with drama knowledge and skills drawn from nationwide standards. The stories are compact enough to be done in short drama lessons but are high in content and value focus. Designed for use by beginning to advanced students. Grades K-8.


The stories from this book are also available electronically to our members for download.  You can preview them and also purchase individually online.

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This updated and expanded version of the popular 107 Favorite Level I Ideas for Drama is appropriate for all levels ranging from K-adult.  It provides an extensive array of theater and drama activities that teach both drama and life skills.  The exercises may also be used as warm-ups for lessons based on stories.  Reference charts list activities that align to particular concepts, skills, and academic areas.  All activities are drawn from nation-wide standards.


The activities from this book are also available electronically to our members for download.  You can preview them and also purchase individually online.

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Drama is a natural partner for developing character education knowledge and skills.  This set of eight lessons teaches conflict resolution and drama skills to students in grades 1 through 10.  Topics include: making choices, emotions, resolving conflict.  The collection of lessons is three-ring hole punched for easy addition to your Getting Started with Drama binder.

Karen consults with schools transforming into arts magnet or arts centered schools, trains education and arts leaders in curriculum integration, assessment, long range planning, professional development preparation, and curriculum mapping.  She also works with arts organizations to train local artists in arts and education practices.

She is the author of eight books on drama and education including The Arts: Keystones to Learning, Getting Started with Drama: A guide for 1st-8th Grades, Getting Started with Drama in Kindergarten, First and Second Grade Drama Guides, Integrated Units in a Dramatic Framework,  From Page to Stage: Fifty Original Stories for Classroom Drama, and 181 Favorite Level I Ideas for Drama among others.   Ms. Erickson was a co-author of the Illinois Fine Arts Curriculum Resource Guide, the Illinois State Learning Standards, Integrated Curriculum Arts Project (ICAP), Illinois Performance Assessment Tools and the Illinois Performance Descriptors in the arts.

In professional theater, Ms Erickson worked with the Goodman Theater where she assisted Tennessee Williams on two world premiers, Center Theater, Trinity Square Ensemble Theater, and for Pegasus Players in various roles from artistic director, stage director, playwright and actress.  Ms. Erickson is the author of 8 plays for young audiences and toured for 8 years in Children’s Theater productions. She is on the Board of the Illinois Alliance for Arts Education, serving as President for 2 years, and served on the board of the Kennedy Center National Alliance for Arts Education for 4 years, one year as National Chair.

Grade Level Guide Deal 

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Along with Getting Started with Drama, receive all of our Grade Level Guides for $10 off each guide. This package is perfect for those teachers who interact with a wide range of grade levels.

Buy 3, get 1 Free!

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When you purchase Getting Started with Drama, 181 Favorite Level 1 Ideas for Drama, and From Page to Stage, you will receive Integrated Units in a Dramatic Framework for free!

Prices do not include shipping and handling or sales tax (IL/CA residents only).