Lesson Plan Template Printables - http://www.k12reader.com/resource/lesson-plan-templates/

The Kennedy  Center ArtsEdge - http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/lessons.aspx?facet:ArtsSubjectName=Music

Scholastic Teachers -  http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/lesson-plans-index

Creative Drama Lesson Plans - http://www.childdrama.com/lessons.html

Character Development

This lesson is a unit designed for character development in acting. A student-teacher was asked to supplement an acting class by coming in for five weeks. This unit was developed for high school students, but can be adapted for other age ranges. There are certain specifications in these lesson plans that can be ignored or modified. http://nebula.wsimg.com/f3d69333fc8ba5683645ca5e15528a02?AccessKeyId=45DF2C6931234E029251&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

Moharimet: Anansi Unit

For this unit, the student teachers worked together to create an arts-integrated lesson unit teaching the story of Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock to local 3rd and 4th graders at Moharimet Elementary School.  These lessons are patterned after Imagination Quest (IQ), a teaching/learning model "based on the premise that arts-based teaching can help to generate a fair system of education, accommodating different ways of learning and acknowledging and respecting different cultures and backgrounds."  UNH Theatre Ed students are exposed to this model which generated from a partnership formed by IQ creator Gail Humphries-Mardirosian, founder of IQ and Raina Ames, UNH Director of Theatre Education.  For information on IQ, see http://www.imaginationstage.org/insider/2008/09/imagination-quest.html


Spolin: Camp Lessons

This is a camp-style lesson plan. It is set up as a lesson skeleton where the instructor must fill in the blanks as the week and the work continues. This particular plan was used to teach acting to high school students using the Viola Spolin theatre technique of improvisation and theatre games. http://nebula.wsimg.com/9bb2d1288820ff7bf8059837c3cf3922?AccessKeyId=45DF2C6931234E029251&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

Performing Arts Day

The University of New Hampshire's Department of Theatre and Dance annually holds a Performing Arts Day (PAD) where local high school students come to the university, see a matinee performance of a department show, and then attend workshops throughout the day led by faculty and students. Here are two of the lesson plans from PAD (Fall, 2013).

Here is a unit that includes lessons for elementary, middle, and high school level students. The lessons were completed for a program called Destination Imagination that works to develop creativity and innovative thinking in young learners. These lessons were to be incorporated into DI's unit as an introduction/workshop for acting. 

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