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Application of Computational Thinking in Drama

Application of Computational Thinking in Drama

Download my poster which includes example task ideas on how to apply computational thinking problem solving skills to Drama. The poster includes a range of tasks and classroom ideas that use key computational thinking skills! Computational Thinking is a skill set that can be used across the curriculum, not just within computer science! The logical approach to solving a problem means that it’s application can be used to develop and improve students ability to deal with difficult problems in a more rational way. The aim of my posters is to make you realise that many of the brilliant tasks that teachers facilitate week in, week out actually include computational thinking. It’s just a matter of making it more explicit! Update: High Resolution 2560x1440 in both PNG & JPEG Please leave a review!!!
RobbotResources
Fantasy Roleplaying (6-8 Hours)

Fantasy Roleplaying (6-8 Hours)

Personally, I’m a big fan of role-playing games and miniature games so I decided to incorporate some of those elements into a unit of work I’ve done with my low-ability English group around Fantasy Fiction. This will allow students to create their own character and then go on their own adventure as a group working together to complete a quest and defeat stereotypical fantasy enemies. The story and enemies are lead and controlled by the class teacher, and this best works with smaller groups of around 4-6 students. The lessons focus on: Problem solving skills Addition & subtraction Dice probability Team-working skills Role-playing Setting description and visualization Creative writing If you are familiar with how Dungeons & Dragons works then this should all be very familiar with you. There is also a free campaigned provided which is already readily available for free elsewhere (ignore the statistics and number in it, I just used it purely for the story element), you are also free to write your own campaign. All you need to get your hands on are some 6 and 20-sided dice. There are also many places on the internet already where you can simulate this dice rolls. Enjoy, we had a right laugh doing this and then were really engaged!
christiangh93
Teaching Thought Tracking

Teaching Thought Tracking

Thought tracking allows an audience to have direct access to a characters thoughts and ideas. On one level, thought tracking speaks the inner thoughts of a character, but is can also be used to provide a contrast between what is said and what is thought.
drewwilsonHK
Teaching Freeze Frames

Teaching Freeze Frames

Freeze frames are an excellent way of exploring an idea, emotion or theme. Emphasis is placed upon the Drama Medium – Space, Levels, Body Language, Gesture, and Facial Expression. Each element of a freeze frame should help to draw dramatic focus and have an effect upon an audience.
drewwilsonHK
Teaching Cross Cutting

Teaching Cross Cutting

Cross-cutting can be a highly effective way of drawing attention to a significant theme, idea or emotion. It allows for a non-linear presentation of events in order to highlight them, or use them as a comparison.
drewwilsonHK
Teaching the Use of Metaphor and Motif

Teaching the Use of Metaphor and Motif

A drama lesson to help student place a central metaphor into their devised performances. This helps add a deeper meaning and more sophisticated . The Story Structure plan helps to provide an effective timing for the metaphor.
drewwilsonHK
AQA GCSE Drama. Component 1 Section C Live Theatre Review resource

AQA GCSE Drama. Component 1 Section C Live Theatre Review resource

The purpose of this revision pack that I have made, is to facilitate students in the way to write a review for acting in line with the AQA GCSE Drama specification. The quesiton included in this pack has been taken directly from the AQA GCSE Drama website: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/drama/gcse/drama-8261 Examples for structure have been created through reading example assessment material provided. However, they have not been copied. Examples of Live Theatre have also been made up and are not from a legit performance.
rebeccajmason1
AQA GCSE DRAMA REVISION BOOKLET

AQA GCSE DRAMA REVISION BOOKLET

I have created this revision booklet appropriate for the new AQA GCSE Drama specification. For the purposes of copyright, I have removed all images. These will therefore need to be added to make the resource complete. For example, stage types and character images. There is appropriate revision space for Section A, B & C of Component 1 of the written exam. Suitable for both in class work and homework. All ideas for the following have been taken from the AQA GCSE DRAMA SPECIFICATION. http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/drama/gcse/drama-8261 Ideas have been adapted from the sample assessment materials and mark schemes within this website.
rebeccajmason1
What is a script?

What is a script?

A simple presentation outlining what a script is and the layout of a script suitable for KS3 students.
Dasha1988
'An Inspector Calls' Lessons 9 & 10: Social Class

'An Inspector Calls' Lessons 9 & 10: Social Class

Lesson 9 looks at the idea of Social Class and draws on a context familiar to the students. Lesson 10 looks at how the theme of Social Class is represented in ‘An Inspector Calls’. (Scheme of work and work booklet are also available).
Dasha1988
Darkwood Manor work booklet

Darkwood Manor work booklet

A detailed work booklet to accompany Darkwood Manor scheme of work (available separately with PowerPoint presentation to guide through each lesson).
Dasha1988
Year 6 Leavers Assembly - Prison Break

Year 6 Leavers Assembly - Prison Break

This assembly script is designed for Y6 leavers - focusing on being locked in ‘primary jail’ for various crimes and needed to perform tasks to escape to secondary school. Each child has committed a crime (e.g. crimes against handwriting/dad dancing etc). one child from each task escapes until they join a group at the end, who perform a dance - therefore when adapting to suit your class, you may need to change the crimes or order of children. It could be adapted to suit any transition year. Our class thoroughly enjoyed this play.
sophieharris36
Fame and Candle In The Wind

Fame and Candle In The Wind

The ballad Candle In The Wind by Elton John and Bernie Taupin is about the effects of fame and Marilyn Monroe. But the writers said that it could be about anyone who has had their life cut short through fame. The same song was then re-written and played during the funeral of Princess Diana. This lesson uses drama to explore these same themes of how society glorifies fame and immortalises the famous. This is a perfect resource for Key Stage 3, to help students at this level understand and appreciate the themes of this complex ballad in a creative and accessible way.
keith_burt
Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four - Education Pack

Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four - Education Pack

This resource supports Blackeyed Theatre’s 2018/19 touring production of Sherlock Holmes: The Sign Of Four and provides additional creative and cross-curricular activities to enhance your visit to the production. It is designed for Key Stages 3 and 4, but activities can be adapted for other ages. The resource explores the themes, historical context and form/structure of the original novella and provides lots of background to the adaptation, including commentary from the artistic team about the design of the production. Whether studying the novella as part of an English literature GCSE or evaluating a live performance, this resource is relevant, informative and thought-provoking. For more information about Blackeyed Theatre and the production of Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four (touring from September2018), visit www.blackeyedtheatre.co.uk
Blackeyed Theatre
The End of Eddy - Teacher Resource Pack

The End of Eddy - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘The End of Eddy’, an adaptation of the book by Édouard Louis, for working with children in Years 12 and above. It contains interviews with the writer and director, important context for discussing poverty, LGBT+ bullying, and feeling like an outsider with students, and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
Not Now, Bernard 2018 - Teacher Resource Pack

Not Now, Bernard 2018 - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘Not Now, Bernard’, an adaptation of David McKee’s classic children’s picturebook, for working with children in Early Years - Year 1. It contains practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
The Velveteen Rabbit 2017/18 - Teacher Resource Pack

The Velveteen Rabbit 2017/18 - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’, an adaptation of the iconic children’s book, for working with children in Years 1 - 4. It contains interviews with the director, one of the actors, images of the set design by James Button, and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
Seesaw - Teacher Resource Pack

Seesaw - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘Seesaw’, for working with children in Early Years - Year 4. It contains interviews with the writer, director, and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
Othello - Secondary Teacher Resource Pack

Othello - Secondary Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘Othello’, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s play for working with children in Years 4 - 8. It contains an interview with the director and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
Othello - Primary Teacher Resource Pack

Othello - Primary Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘Othello’, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s play for working with children in Years 4 - 8. It contains an interview with the director and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre