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Introduction to Drama KS3

Introduction to Drama KS3

A 7 week unit of work introducing students to basic dramatic techniques and explorative strategies. Includes 7 lesson plans (90 minutes per lesson), resources and display posters. Ideal for any class starting to study Drama.
PerformingArtsTeacher
A new version of Othello - teacher resources to support a visit

A new version of Othello - teacher resources to support a visit

This pack is for Primary School teachers bringing pupils to see the Unicorn Theatre's production of Othello in spring 2018. The pack includes an exploration of the themes within the play, interviews with creative team members and a series of drama activities and lesson plans that you can pick and choose from. This pack aims to support teachers to confidently use drama in the classroom and to enrich and extend the benefits of visiting the theatre. https://www.unicorntheatre.com/Othello The Unicorn production of Othello, by Ignace Cornelisson and inspired by Shakespeare's original, focuses on the young lovers, Othello and Desdemona, and explores what happens when emotions run out of control. Othello has never been in love before; he doesn’t understand or have the words to express this new emotion that he’s experiencing. There are those who wish to exploit Othello’s emotional naivety and soon he is engulfed in other powerful feelings: distrust, jealousy, confusion and anger, all which blind him to the truth and lead him to destroy the person he loves most. The drama activities are designed to support and extend pupils’ visit to the theatre and offer teachers ways to pick up on and explore the themes in the play, before and after a visit. They will use drama and storytelling as ways of exploring ideas that are relevant to the play and to support National Curriculum requirements: ‘All pupils should be enabled to participate in and gain knowledge, skills and understanding associated with the artistic practice of drama. Pupils should be able to adopt, create and sustain a range of roles, responding appropriately to others in role. They should have opportunities to improvise, devise and script drama for one another and a range of audiences, as well as to rehearse, refine, share and respond thoughtfully to drama and theatre performances.’ National Curriculum The resources also provide National Curriculum links at Key Stages Two and Three: to English through the development of spoken word and writing tasks, and to SMCS aspects of learning.
Unicorntheatre
Drama Improvisation

Drama Improvisation

An 8 week unit of work with lesson plans (90 minutes per lesson) looking at drama improvisation techniques. Lessons take the students through different scenarios and focus on a variety of aspects of improvisation. Aimed at Year 10 but could be used for Year 9.
PerformingArtsTeacher
Dance Drama KS3

Dance Drama KS3

A unit looking at movement/physical skills combining elements of dance and drama to create a final movement piece based on a stimulus. A 5 week unit of work with lessons plans, workbook and resources. Lessons are 90 minutes each so the unit can be extended across more weeks with shorter lessons. Aimed at Year 8/9.
PerformingArtsTeacher
Hugh Grant Actor Wordsearch Sheet Drama Keywords KS3 Settler Starter Cover Lesson

Hugh Grant Actor Wordsearch Sheet Drama Keywords KS3 Settler Starter Cover Lesson

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Hugh Grant'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Primary Dance and Drama Activity Bank

Primary Dance and Drama Activity Bank

A list of ways to incorporate dance and drama into your curriculum; including a range of games, starters and books which have excellent cross curricular links. Can be adapted throughout the key stages.
frazert2
The Wonder Pod Toolkit

The Wonder Pod Toolkit

The Wonder Pod Toolkit is an exciting young person centred resource using innovative technologies with fun workshops to enable everyone to learn new skills and form healthy friendships through creativity. The kit includes warm up games, one off activities and extended projects/lesson plans utilising the technology introduced earlier in the kit. Each activity explains the ideal group size, time needed, equipment you will need and the skills that will be developed - from team building and leadership to just pure fun! This kit is perfect for music, media and drama teachers who are looking to introduce technology into their classes. It's also a great way to try something new!
zoe_dowler
Year 7 Introduction to drama

Year 7 Introduction to drama

13 lessons with objectives, assessment and resources aiming to give a very basic introduction to skills such as freeze frame, flashback, marking the moment etc whilst covering transition topics such as teamwork, listening and communicating and teamwork
EmilyEvelyn14
Year 7 Silent Movies

Year 7 Silent Movies

7 lessons with objectives, assessment and resources aiming to give a very basic introduction to the skill of mime, through Silent Movies
EmilyEvelyn14