Reading Robert Browning's poem "My Last Duchess," students will explore the use of dramatic monologue as a poetic form, where the speaker often reveals far more than intended.
The Three Little Pigs is told orally with pictures only and the children are asked to make predictions based on text features. At the end, the children are asked to compare the houses from the story to where they live. The children will enjoy a puppet show of the Three Little Pigs. Teachers can use this video to teach a sequence of events and story elements.
In this lesson, student groups create a short, simple play based on their study of broadsides written just before the American Revolution. By analyzing the attitudes and political positions are revealed in the broadsides, students learn about the sequence of events that led to the Revolution
This document contains a sample list of fine arts careers by discipline, links and resources for exploring fine arts careers, and resources for workbased learning in fine arts courses.
This collection uses primary sources to explore the golden age of musical theatre on Broadway. Digital Public Library of America Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop their critical thinking skills and draw diverse material from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide. These sets were created and reviewed by the teachers on the DPLA's Education Advisory Committee.
Students will learn basic critical thinking and communication skills through African Theatre activities. Students will identify expressions physically and emotionally. Students will create their own “I Am From” poem and create a final performance through imaginative play.
Digital media is a growing artistic element in theatre production. This unit covers common film/media terminology, introduces the career field of the theatrical digital media director, provides instruction on best practices for filming using cell phones or a laptop, introduces editing strategies, and culminates in a creative product by the student.
Students will create and perform scenes using tableaux in order to further understand acting techniques, physical techniques, character development, and theatrical direction.
Students learn communication and collaboration skills for theatre with improvisation games. Once games are learned and practiced, improv teams are formed and opportunities are given for students to perform for a live audience.
Students will learn basic acting and improvisation skills through different activities. Students will be able to identify and use learned acting techniques during improvisation games through imaginative play.
One of the most important functions of sound design is sound amplification. In this lesson, students will learn about basic audio equipment, to include cables, microphones, and the sound system. Students will also demonstrate how to set up a simple sound system.
Students will utilize Newspaper Theatre, a technique of Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed, to write and perform original plays inspired by current or historical events that are of interest or importance to them.
Understanding intellectual property and copyright is crucial to theatre practitioners, be they actors, technicians, directors, or managers. Students will research terms and identify cases of copyright infringement in the theatre arts.
This unit utilizes readily available gaming technology to teach and reinforce principles of theatrical set design. Students will create an original set design using computer gaming applications involving building tools.
Artworks can offer an opportunity to consider different perspectives. Artists are intentional about how they depict people alone or in groups. Spending time to look carefully at expressions, body language, and contextual clues in figural artwork can help students consider ideas about identity, community, and belonging. Use this interactive exercise to guide students as they explore a work by Kehinde Wiley, creatively document the ideas it presents to them, and consider how their thoughts connect with the artist's own ideas and intentions.
The Aaron Burr treason trial in John Marshall’s court is one of America’s most important chapters. Just three years after the deadly Hamilton duel, President Thomas Jefferson had Aaron Burr charged with treason for plotting to carve out a kingdom for himself from parts of Louisiana and Mexico. The ensuing “trial of the century” in 1807 Richmond, VA, captivated a young nation. Accusations of treason. Claims of presidential privilege. The rule of law. Some things endure.What happened to Aaron Burr? Was he found guilty of treason? Watch The King of Crimes to find out.
Curriculum unit of three lessons explores Williams's use of expressionism to more fully comprehend the theatrical devices and themes in The Glass Menagerie. In Lesson 1, students identify and explicate Williams' expressionist techniques.
The activities in this lesson invite students to focus on the characters from A Midsummer Night's Dream, to describe and analyze their conflicts, and then to watch how those conflicts get resolved.
This resource demonstrates the 2020 Theatre Arts Standards of Learning for elementary students in a chart format that shows the progression of the standards from grades kindergarten through fifth.
This resource demonstrates the 2020 Theatre Arts Standards of Learning for high school in a chart format that shows the progression of the standards from grades nine through twelve.