High school warm ups and games resources

Keeping your class engaged with fun and unique teaching resources is vital in helping them reach their potential. On Tes Resources we have a range of tried and tested materials created by teachers for teachers, from pre-K through to high school.

Breathe new life into your lesson plans with our elementary, middle school and high school classroom resources. Whether you’re looking for fun math worksheets or brand new guided reading activities, we have thousands of free and premium resources for you to download. From kindergarten to elementary you’ll find K-5 resources, including phonics worksheets and numeracy games. From middle school through to high school we have everything from Spanish lessons to algebra activities, as well as Common Core-aligned lessons and revision guides for tests.

  1. Resources Home
  2. High School
  3. Drama
  4. Warm-ups and games
War Game: a Cuban Missile Crisis decision-making role-play

War Game: a Cuban Missile Crisis decision-making role-play

Lesson 6 from the acclaimed teaching pack 'Dial M For Missile: Exploring Themes Around the Cuban Missile Crisis'. Fire your nuclear missiles? Relocate them? Disarm them? Do nothing? A strategic decision-making activity in which students role-play leaders of key countries during the Cuban Missile Crisis, determining what they would have done in response to the rapidly changing situation. Plenary: discussion of the most effective resolutions to a crisis like this. The lesson plan includes differentiation, extension and enrichment suggestions. The lesson is highly relevant to History, Citizenship, Government & Politics, English, and Drama, as well as helping to meet SMSC, Prevent and British Values requirements. To browse and download the other lessons from the Dial M For Missile Pack pack, plus the pack as a whole (including endorsements), go to www.tes.com/teaching-resource/dial-m-for-missile-exploring-themes-around-the-cuban-missile-crisis-11208437

By PeaceEducation

Self-Esteem Through Drama

Self-Esteem Through Drama

*These lessons were initially written for students with mild to moderate special needs from ages 10-18* **Tailored correctly, these lessons would also be suitable in many mainstream settings** -A five lesson workshop using drama to improve self-esteem. -Classes are designed so that they can be delivered by anyone, drama educator or not. -Successful with both full classes or small intervention groups. -Lessons include role play, structured games, team work opportunities, reflection, student led activities and physical body and vocal work. -Extension ideas. -Resources included.

By graceberne

Nuclear Bunkers: during the Cold  War, and today

Nuclear Bunkers: during the Cold War, and today

Lesson 5 from the acclaimed teaching pack 'Dial M For Missile: Exploring Themes Around the Cuban Missile Crisis'. Following on from the lesson on Civil Defence, this lesson gives students an insight into the history of nuclear bunkers, and gets them to decide in small groups what items they would prioritise in a nuclear bunker to help them survive a nuclear attack. They can then create some of these items, and/or role-play being in the bunker. The lesson plan includes differentiation, extension and enrichment suggestions. The lesson is highly relevant to Citizenship, History, Art & Design, and Drama, as well as helping to meet SMSC, Prevent and British Values requirements. To browse and download the other lessons from the Dial M For Missile Pack pack, plus the pack as a whole (including endorsements), go to www.tes.com/teaching-resource/dial-m-for-missile-exploring-themes-around-the-cuban-missile-crisis-11208437

By PeaceEducation

IB Theatre / Drama Director's Notebook

IB Theatre / Drama Director's Notebook

A detailed SOW taking you and the students through the Director's Notebook, including assessment criteria, exercises and evaluations. Any improvements, please do let me know, thanks.

By jbfrussell

Drama GCSE CIE new spec

Drama GCSE CIE new spec

A full year's work going through all the drama skills, assessment criteria and written evaluations that you will need. I used it last year and it worked well for me. Hopefully this powerpoint will save you a bit of time. Any improvements, please do let me know. Thanks.

By jbfrussell

Taboo Game - School

Taboo Game - School

This PPT game is good to practise and improve English speaking skills. Divide the class into 3 teams. Ask one student from each team to sit facing away from the screen. Team 1 starts the game. They have to choose a number on slide 2. If you click on the number, it will take you to a new slide. The students in Team 1 must describe the given word, WITHOUT saying the taboo words. The student from Team 1 (who is sitting in “the hot chair” facing away from the screen) has to guess the word in 20 seconds. If the word is correct, Team 1 wins 10 points. Then it’s Team 2’s turn. Then it’s Team 3’s turn. You can write the points in the boxes on slide 2. In the next round you can ask new students to come and sit in the “hot chairs” facing away from the screen. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.

By evaszucs

Cyrano de Bergerac Cuttings and Activity

Cyrano de Bergerac Cuttings and Activity

This is a great way to introduce the classic story of Cyrano de Bergerac to your English or Drama students! Let your students really bring classic literature to life! This product contains 2 cuttings from Cyrano de Bergerac. The cuttings are the same part of the story, but one runs almost 15 minutes and the other runs 9-10 minutes. My students used the shorter cutting to place 3rd place at a local competition! This product ALSO contains a version of the script with a handful of reading comprehension questions in the margins, as well as an answer key.

By teachingpublicspeaking

Henry VIII Tudor Portrait Art, History, English Worksheets & Wall Display Materials

Henry VIII Tudor Portrait Art, History, English Worksheets & Wall Display Materials

This is a bundle of worksheets & display materials around the Portrait of Henry VIII and the story of the portrait of Anne of Cleaves (Henry VIII fourth wife) as painted by Hans Holbein. Bundle includes worksheets that are suitable fro work in Literacy, History or Art & Design, plenty of extension work, homework, & supply work potential. Sheets are useful for a basis for class discussion, individual work, Group work , drama workshops in which pupils can act out a designed story board.

By ladybugssloan

Henry VIII & Anne of Cleaves Hans Holbein Portrait Worksheets, Storyboard, literacy sequencing.

Henry VIII & Anne of Cleaves Hans Holbein Portrait Worksheets, Storyboard, literacy sequencing.

This is a resource designed for use in conjunction with learning on Henry VIII & the Tudors. It focuses on the story of Holbein painting a portrait of Henry VIII potential fourth wife, painting her prettier than she was and the aftermath of the filtered portrait. Very contemporary when thinking about todays filtering and photoshopping and pupils love the story and its contemporary themes which bring Henry VIII more to life. There is a link to a BBC clip in which actors play out the story in a fun way and these sheets also complement this clip but are not necessary for their use. Includes outline of story, a literacy task, and a story board activity as well as character matching and a differentiated way of putting the story in order. These sheets are useful alongside some other resources in my resources including a blanked out portrait in which pupils can paint over Henry VII & Anne of Cleaves portrait and a Henry VIII art Detective clues sheet looking in depth at his portrait and what the portrait said about Henry VIII. I have separated these sheets as these could be used as a stand alone history or literacy task. This story also works brilliantly as a drama sequence. There are also display banners in publisher available for a ready made wall display alongside captions and a large scale Henry Portrait already transferred to Publisher for easy construction on my other resources.

By ladybugssloan