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Quality Drama resources for teachers to use in Drama and across the curriculum at all Key Stages.

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Quality Drama resources for teachers to use in Drama and across the curriculum at all Key Stages.
The Ballad Of Charlotte Dymond
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The Ballad Of Charlotte Dymond

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The Ballad of Charlotte Dymond is about the young girl, a domestic servant aged eighteen, who was murdered on Bodwin Moor. This lesson aims to allow the students to explore the story of the ballad of Charlotte Dymond, the characters involved and their perspectives of what happened the night Charlotte Dymond died. This is a perfect resource for Key Stage 3, to help students at this level understand and appreciate the plot and characters of this complex ballad in a creative and accessible way.
Romeo and Juliet Plot Sheets
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Romeo and Juliet Plot Sheets

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Three beautifully designed, easy to read and clear plot outline sheets to be used with students of all ages, especially students aged 14 to 16. Each handout has an outline of the plot with references to which day the events take place on and where in each act and scene the actions takes place in. The high achievers sheet covers 3 pages in thorough detail, the low ability sheet covers all the important detail on 1 page and the other sheet is concise but detailed and spread over 2 sheets. Ideal for students of all ages, especially students studying for their GCSE’s or equivalent qualifications. The low ability plot sheet can easily be used for young students at Key Stage 2 or 3.
The Ballad of Frankie and Johnny
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The Ballad of Frankie and Johnny

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The Ballad of Frankie and Johnny is an excellent tale of love, intrigue and revenge, perfect for Key Stage 3 and creating some innovative and exciting pieces of Drama. This lesson explores the story of the ballad through the uses of Flashbacks / Cross Cutting and Dramatic Irony. This is a perfect resource for Key Stage 3, to help students at this level understand and appreciate the plot and characters of this complex ballad in a creative and accessible way.
Ballad Drama
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Ballad Drama

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Four lessons that explore four ballads; The Ballad of Charlotte Dymond, The Ballad of The Gresford Disaster, The Ballad of Frankie and Johnny and Candle In The Wind The lessons introduce students to drama concepts such as cross cutting, dramatic irony, verbatim theatre, epic theatre and documentary theatre. These lessons are an awesome way of helping students understand and access these complex ballads whilst creating some innovative and challenging pieces of Drama.
The Ballad of The Gresford Disaster
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The Ballad of The Gresford Disaster

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The Ballad of The Gresford Disaster is about a mining accident that occurred in Gresford 22nd September 1934 in which 266 men and boys were killed due to failures in the safety and poor working conditions of the mine by the management. This lesson aims to allow the students to explore the events of that dreadful event, the people involved and their perspectives of what happened that night. This is a perfect resource for Key Stage 3, to help students at this level understand and appreciate the plot and characters of this complex ballad in a creative and accessible way.
A One Page Romeo and Juliet Plot Outline
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A One Page Romeo and Juliet Plot Outline

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This is a beautifully designed, easy to read and clear plot outline sheet that covers all the important detail on just one page. The handout gives an outline of the plot with references to which day the events take place on and where in each act and scene the actions takes place in. Ideal for students of all ages, especially students studying for their GCSE’s or equivalent qualifications. The low ability plot sheet can easily be used for young students at Key Stage 2 or 3.
Romeo and Juliet: Exploring the play through Drama
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Romeo and Juliet: Exploring the play through Drama

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This is an excellent FREE Scheme of Work that contains over 6 hours of focused lessons exploring the themes, plot and characters of Romeo and Juliet through Drama. Originally written for As Level students but has been adapted now for the new GCSE content. It could be taught as a Drama Scheme of Work. It could also be taught as an English Scheme of Work to accompany existing study. The creative and active approach to the study provides a welcome break and change for some students.