Body Objects – a FREE drama lesson

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Body Objects Lesson: Creating Settings with Details Overview: students collaborate with a partner using negotiation strategies and applying concentration, imagination, imitation, and transformation skills. Objectives: students collaborate with a partner using negotiation strategies; apply concentration, imagination, imitation, and transformation skills; identify story elements. Students transform their bodies into objects and then into settings with a … Read more

The Stubborn Clay

The Stubborn Clay story This story contains statue maker elements.  It can be used as an additional story with the Concentration and Partner Work Lesson found in the Introductory Lessons. It works with the concepts & skills for Collaboration, Cooperation, Imagination, Movement, and Repetition.

Concentration and Partner Work Lesson

Concentration and Partner Work Lesson: Statue Maker Overview: students explore the role of the mind in drama. Objectives: students evaluate self and praise others; define the 5 key vocabulary words (imagination, imitation, transformation, concentration, and collaboration); practice self-management; demonstrate collaborative strategies Freeze!  How long can students stay frozen?  Can they hold still for a partner, … Read more

Book, Stick, Chair, Person Lesson: The Three Drama Words

Book, Stick, Chair, Person: The Three Drama Words  Overview: the students will learn what transformation, imitation, and imagination have to do with drama. Objectives:  students name the four fine arts; evaluate self and praise others; define the 5 key vocabulary words (concentration, imitation, imagination, transformation, collaboration); speak and listen in character. Is there a book in … Read more

The Queen Bee’s Dilemma

The Queen Bee’s Dilemma story This story works with the Concepts/Skills of Imagination, Listening, Observation, Repetition, The Five Senses, Sounds: Vocal & Nonvocal. It is also incorporated into the Introductory Lesson as a guide to those just Getting Started called Introducing the Five Senses Lesson.

Introducing the Five Senses Lesson

Introducing the Five Senses Lesson Overview: the students will learn why actors need to know and use all 5 senses. Objectives:  students name the four fine arts; demonstrate the five senses; evaluate self  and praise others. The five senses are key to acting, visualizing literature, and understanding the world.  Often they are only addressed in … Read more

The Dreamer

The Dreamer story This original story was adapted by Karen Erickson from the The Tales of the Arabian nights.  The adaptation highlights words that can be used to create body objects and is possible for students to work individually or in groups.   It can also be used in the Body Objects Lesson if you are just getting … Read more

B.J.’s Journey – a Drama story

bjs journey story

B.J.’s Journey – a FREE Drama story Overview: this story was written for body objects work: using the body as a prop. Karen Erickson wrote this drama story for practice with group Collaboration, Teamwork, and Storytelling.  They will practice their drama skills by creating setting and props using their physical bodies.  As an alternate, this story can be integrated with … Read more

Body Objects – a drama activity

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Body Objects – a FREE Drama activity Overview: this foundational activity starts building skills in groups new to drama work. In this activity, students use their bodies to create setting and props.  This activity will increase the concentration, imagination, and teamwork of your group.  They will also develop skills related to “mind” and “body” of the three drama tools (body, mind, … Read more

Drama Objectives for Intro Lessons

Drama Objectives Overview There are three categories of drama objectives in the Erickson Drama/Learning Program.  A combination of these objectives is necessary to achieve quality work from students.  The categories are Self Management, Collaborative, and Discipline-based Art Objectives.  The objectives shown here align with the National Standards (found in this PDF).  These objectives are presented in recommended delivery order and … Read more