LESSON PLANS: MIDDLE SCHOOL

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FIFA
10 1417051500 High pressure ball chasing works great in IMfifa
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Brecht
Middle School
28 1412823423 flatterie une fois que nous pouvons voir de promo desigual sacs desigual
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Attached please find the powerpoint presentation from Michael Clark's Projections class at the 2014 Broadway Teachers Workshop.

494 1406632156 Projections for Everyone with Michael Clark
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Attached please find the handouts from Peter Avery's Theatre and the Common Core Learning Standards session.

716 1406383916 Theatre and the Common Core Learning Standards with Peter Avery
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Attached please find the handouts from Mark Schneider's Running Successful Auditions Workshop.

361 1406207106 Running Successful Student Auditions with Mark Schneider
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Attached are the handouts from Peter Flynn's Directing Class at the 2014 Broadway Teachers Workshop.

253 1406027378 Directing with Peter Flynn
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Attached please find a description of the theatre games presented at Michael-David Gordon's session at the 2014 Broadway Teachers Workshop.

635 1406026962 Theatre Games Session with Michael-David Gordon
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Attached please find the handouts from Ira Mont's Stage Management Class.

384 1404986567 Stage Management - Ira Mont
karenmoody
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This Powerpoint instructs on basic expectations of theatrical performer rehearsal etiquette

443 1404384672 Performer Rehearsal Etiquette
jenk360
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Improv

This is great for a day when you want your students to break into group and work on something you can observe. It's a great test to see "where they are at"...

1635 1391008551 Three Unrelated Words
jenk360
Shakespeare
Middle School

Teach Shakespearean language and the concept of genre all at the same time. Great for an introduction into studying Shakespeare, or a stand alone lesson as well.

624 1391008057 Shakespeare/Genres
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Attached please find the powerpoint presentation from Michael Clark's Projections workshop.

1824 1377468906 Projections Workshop
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Attached please find the notes from Michael David Gordon's Acting Class

1978 1376742558 Michael David Gordon - Acting Class
Shakespeare

Attached please find the handouts from John Basil's Shakespeare class.

1293 1374297932 Shakespeare - John Basil
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Attached please find the handouts from the Stage Management Class.

1866 1374297812 Stage Management
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Attached please find the handout from the Sound Advice: Using Body Microphones session.

930 1374227914 Sound Advice: Using Body Microphones
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Attached please find the handout from the Stage Make-up session.

1452 1374227691 Stage Make-up
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Attached please find the handouts from Singing Gershwin: Musical Theatre Song Interpretation

1076 1374227322 Singing Gershwin: Musical Theatre Song Interpretation
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Attached please find the handouts used for the Connect and Share session on Day 1 with Nicole Kempskie

548 1374225998 Connect and Share: Nicole Kempskie
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Middle School

Writing and recording your own old time Spooky Radio Show.

1212 1372934631 Zoraida Adams/Theatre Teacher/Director/Producer
theatre_t
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Middle School

"Today,Drama students will learn the responsibilities of the Prop Crew and experience the technical aspects of production'.

1077 1361297844 The Prop Crew
theatre_t
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Teaching students how to audition in the most brilliant, sarcastic way possible.

2684 1351257433 How NOT To Audition
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This is a copy of the handout given at John Tartaglia's Puppet class at the 2011 Broadway Teachers Workshop

2150 1311603509 Puppetry Notes from John Tartaglia at the 2011 BTW
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These are notes from Jennie Marino's prop design class at the 2011 Broadway Teachers Workshop.

2101 1311602866 Prop Design Notes from Jennie Marino at the 2011 BTW
carla.silver
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These are the notes my daughter, Amy, and I took at the workshop.  Feel free to use/peruse/copy them or correct any errors.

2353 1311017899 Broadway Teachers' Workshop July 11-13, 2011
theatre_t

This UbD constructed activity was designed while earning my MA in Theatre Education from the university of Northern Colorado.  It is designed to help students treat the performance of a song...

15455 1310038224 Bob Henrichs/Director of Theatre, Lincoln Southwest HS, Lincoln, NE

Students adapt a children's story into a script and perform with minimal costumes and sets to emphasize the words used in the piece.

3521 1309871713 Adapting a Short Story into a Script
ksalerno

Small groups of students use persuasive writing to create original commercial advertisements for products or services related to a shared story or stories.  Student groups perform commercials...

3227 1309863401 Fairy Tale Commercials
Gai Jones
Character Analysis

5061 1309629916 Acting, Mime, Improv, Character Work, Journal Topics, Quotes
bakemeacake

This lesson is based on an episode of the TV show Project Runway.  In this lesson, the students are randomly assigned a film genre, and they will then create the idea for a film in that genre...

5816 1284552202 Project Runway Costume Design Lesson
Costume Design

Students design costumes based on a general idea, concept or theme of your choice.

2531 1279289891 Costume Creation
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A character building/acting excersize using etudes from Great Scenes for Young Actors - Volume II.

2875 1279288727 Dramatic Etudes
Character Analysis
1636 1279270827 When You Show Your Character Work
LindseyLanson
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Teachers introduce open scenes to students. Helpful actor coaching exercise. Focuses actor in importance of working with partner. Boosts imagination and variety of approaching scenework.

16726 1276809857 Open Scenes
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Using a varied soundtrack, students improvise on a given start topic and adjust as the soundtrack changes

1545 1276529827 The Truman Show
Middle School
Oedipus Rex

Students learn the script structure for Greek Tragedy and then take a familiar fairy tale and create their own Tragedy.

2911 1276150274 Writing a Greek Tragedy
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This exercise helps students learn to hear harmony and learn to listen to other parts while singing their own notes independently.

717 1275394538 Ellen Shuler - Music Director
The Tempest

Students will use their personal resources to transport themselves to a shipwrecked island as characters in "The Tempest".   Essential Question:  How did the shipwrecked crew and...

1306 1274771157 Shipwrecked!
cmtbroadway

Students select a 15-minute scene from a film or tv show and stage it for a live performance

1046 1274648934 The Film to Stage Project
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Using at least an 8.5” x 11” piece of poster board, please design a “Show...

995 1273844428 Show Card
The King I

Useful lessons to correspond with the ensemble members for the King & I.  The Royal Wives and children get to create characters through the choice and use of real names from Siam. ...

729 1271320098 King & I lessons
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Vocal Improvisation in ostinato choral parts

713 1265305633 Beth Hull, HS/MS Choral Director
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Students will gain part-holding independence via a vocal warm-up

1441 1264165941 Vocal Warm-up
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Four Stage Managing Handouts were distributed during the Session C Broadway Teachers Workshop. They are entitled "Scenic Elements", "Stage Managers Calling Script", "Actors Script", and "Stage...

2195 1248029854 Stage Managing Handouts

This activity occurs after a thorough explanation and discussion of what subtext is.

1991 1247472315 Teaching Subtext
Playwrighting

This is good for during rehearsal of class work scenes
or after viewing aplay/movie or scene from one as a class.

Get inspired by the emotions of the scene to create one

of...

856 1247472094 Images as Inspiration
Shakespeare

Give students tools and opportunity to approach unknown verse text with confidence

934 1247239523 SHAKESPEARE’S WORDS AND IMAGES
Character Analysis
1362 1247239089 Monologue/Scene Assignment
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Enhanced physicality, reaction, expression and connection between characters

2746 1247233898 Gibberish Rehearsal
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A great way to help students memorize monologues or scenes without getting into a set rhythm and delivery is to have them say the lines as a wide range of characters. This not only helps in the...

1229 1247233757 Monologue Work: The Character Game
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Throughout the entire run of the show, I am always giving the students things to read and to think about how it relates to the show and how it relates to life.  I have found that it makes a...

1150 1247233586 The Five Great Lessons!
Social Issues

Adapt scripts from stories in the news!

1104 1247233182 Writing Scripts from News Stories
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Global awareness of our ecological footprint is a responsibility of our global community.  Global action to prevent the destruction of our planet is a human necessity.  International...

791 1247233071 Junk to Funk
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A soundscape is comprised of characteristic types of sound commonly heard in a given period or location.

2371 1247224910 Soundscape
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Use when studying how the music moves the plot or sets the tone of a show.

855 1247224659 MUSICAL IMPROV
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793 1247224573 ABRA CADABRA
Costume Design

Students will gain an understanding of the importance of costumes in determining a character's age, gender, and personality. Each student working in a small group will be given a chance to design...

2136 1247224387 Garbage Bag Costume
Creative Writing
Our Town

Three easy steps
1.    I begin the class by having one student perform Emily’s monologue or by showing the video clip. 
2.    I then pass out this...

1371 1247224063 "Our Town," Emily's Monologue
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Each selects a classmate’s name out of a hat, and I keep track on my own list of who has whom. I suggest they keep it a secret, but you know how that can go!  They have several days to write...

922 1247223693 AND THE AWARD GOES TO… !
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1) To remove much of the fear of performing from timid students. 

2) To  emphasize how the entire body is needed to promote a character.

3) To provide a group project where...

1065 1247223569 Paper Bag Masks/Skits

Student introduced to the concept of pretending/role playing and how each actor brings his/her own experiences to a performance.

923 1247223394 Individual Experiences Influence Performance
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To familiarize students with essential performance principles that are directly related to the musical theatre genre.  These principles have some application in solely dramatic presentations...

2031 1247222635 Performance Principles for Musical Theatre
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Aim: How can we use various levels to present a clear and specific “tableau vivant”?

1471 1247132378 Tableau Vivant with Levels
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“You can do anything for 15 minutes.”
        -FlyLady.net

In the theatre, we have so many areas to keep track of that we sometimes feel like maintenance...

613 1247131475 Timing Is Everything! Especially for the organizationally-challenged …
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Students will understand the structure, strategies and performance style ofproducing a show for children, but performed by adults.

2087 1247131210 Types of Drama - Children's Theater
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This is an excellent exercise to begin working with the members of a new company/production. I’ve had success with players from ages 8 through adults with both performers and technicians. All...

963 1247130594 Trust Exercise for Theatre Company

Students create costumes made out of garbage bags.

1231 1246983387 Garbage Bag Costumes
Character Analysis

- Students will learn to pick up on visual clues to create characters.
- Students will understand the importance of character back-story, motivation, goals, problems and conflicts.
-...

1165 1246981568 Creative Exercises with Character Cards
Social Issues

The students will be able to demonstrate understanding of team work and the role of cooperation in achieving life goals and how musical theater can communicate that message.

827 1246980751 Into the Woods Jr.
U.S. History

Students learn difference between Award Shows such as:

 - Academy Awards- also known as the Oscars- for Motion Pictures
 - Antoinette Perry Award- also known as Tony’s- for...

603 1246971940 Awards Show (And the trophy goes to...)
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To teach students how to express emotions onstage by identifying and practicing these emotions, investigating examples of melodramam and eventually writing and rehearsing an act in a melodramatic...

4226 1246528587 Teaching Expression Using Melodrama
Tech Terms

Students will learn to understand cue-to-cue language and actions used for stage signals, the role of a stage manager/prompter and how to run the technical equipment used in the theater during a...

2404 1246527040 Cue To Cue
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Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of team work and the role cooperation in achieving life goals and how musical theater can communicate that message.

1051 1246362650 Into the Woods Jr. Exercise
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A list of thought provoking questions to get an actor thinking about his or her craft and the nature of acting.

1660 1246357786 Daily Bell Work
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To memorize a song in order to clarify the meaning of its text, to practice diction, to place emphasis on being present and preparing a set up, and to develop coordination of rhyhm of text.

985 1246310026 Acting the Song

To create a new product and then write a commercial to sell it.

1018 1246308627 Television Commercial
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Discuss the use of tactics: How do we get what we want?

709 1246308315 Who Gets the Dollar?
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Allow students to share information with each other and see if they can identify wants and goals in the story.

648 1246308120 What I Did This Summer
Greek Tragedy

To better understand a myth as a story or legend - sometimes invented, sometimes based loosely on fact  that is handed down from generation to generation.

1170 1246307835 Theatre History Myths
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Little Women

A few ideas for anyone interested in producing or directing Little Women.

698 1246298710 "Little Women" Ideas:
Set Design, Tech Terms

Actors need to know where and how to move on stage in order to reveal more information about a character and to be aware of ones setting/surroundings. Can be used as a warm up activity or until...

3663 1246298206 The Six Tricks of Stage Direction Bliss/"Director Says"
Character Analysis

Useful in helping young actors work on character development and to understand the difference between acting and "indicating" - reacting in character rather than trying to figure out how a...

1413 1246295667 How Would Your Character React?