Planning and Practicing: The School Crisis

Planning and Practicing: The School Crisis Lesson

How can we get students hungry for more planning and practicing? Let them see what it’s like when they can’t plan or practice at all! In this lesson for grades 5-8, students can practice collaboration, cooperation, and Conflict/Resolution skills by improvising and then devising a drama of what might happen in a school crisis.

Sixth Grade Journal: The School Crisis

To maximize student achievement, download this drama journal for students to use as reflection or formative assessment.  A drama journal allows participants to reflect on their learning and artistic growth (metacognition). It also allows you, the teacher, to see how students are using the drama vocabulary, thinking about big ideas, and perceiving their own strengths and weaknesses.


Grade Level

  • 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade


  • 3 Drama Tools
  • Body
  • Body Gestures
  • Body-Level
  • Body-Line
  • Body-Shape
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Concentration
  • Conflict
  • Cooperation
  • Imagination
  • Listening
  • Movement
  • Partner Work
  • Planning
  • Playwriting
  • Practicing
  • Story Elements
  • Theme/Idea
  • Vocal & Nonvocal Sounds
  • Voice


  • Collaboration
  • Conflict
  • Inferencing
  • Problem Solving
  • Story Elements
  • Teamwork


  • Open