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.
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.
This resource demonstrates the 2020 Theatre Arts Standards of Learning for middle school in a chart format that shows the progression of the standards from grades six through eight.
The attached infographic resource document descibes ways to engage English Learners in theatre arts classrooms by making learning visible, supporting the language of theatre arts, connecting learning to students' backgrounds and skills, using cooperative learning structures and strategies, and reducing cognitive load and allowing processing time.