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Drama can be empowering for many children and can be a great way to develop self-expression. Finding a creative idea that works in class can be life changing.

Ideas for a Mime Workshop

http://longzijun.wordpress.com/2010/06/05/mime-workshop/ Added: 17 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Detailed set of suggestions with videos for how to go about teaching mime. Written by a teacher with no experience of drama but who thought English through Drama in a module at a Hong Kong school. Ends with a comprehensive section on reflecting and sharing.

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Strand: Drama to explore feelings, knowledge and ideas, leading to understanding

Strand unit: Exploring and making drama

Strand: Drama to explore feelings, knowledge and ideas, leading to understanding

Strand unit: Exploring and making drama

Suggestions for use: Lots of detail here and you are guaranteed to get some ideas from it. Some of the embedded videos would be useful for the students.

Strand: Drama to explore feelings, knowledge and ideas, leading to understanding

Strand unit: Exploring and making drama

Suggestions for use: Lots of detail here and you are guaranteed to get some ideas from it. Aimed at the teacher and not the student.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Creative Drama Lessons

http://www.childdrama.com/lessons.html Added: 17 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Long list of class activities sorted by age level covering the equivilant to infants all way up to sixth class or even Secondary. Specific instructions included for each activity. Among activities with instructions are: Emotions Walk; Seasons & Weather; Social Roles.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Strand: Drama to explore feelings, knowledge and ideas, leading to understanding

Strand unit: Exploring and making drama

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop awareness of how he/she, as part of a group, helps to maintain focus in the dramatic action
  • develop the ability to play in role as an integral part of the action
  • develop the instinct for make-believe play into drama
  • experience how the use of space and objects can help to create the reality of the make-believe world

Suggestions for use: Practical ideas here - up to te teacher to choose specific activity that might be suitable to class.

Strand: Drama to explore feelings, knowledge and ideas, leading to understanding

Strand unit: Exploring and making drama

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop the ability to help maintain the focus in the dramatic action
  • experience how context is built and a drama reality created through the use of space and objects
  • use his/her emerging awareness of the differences in people in order to begin to develop an understanding of the relationship between role and character
  • use the ability to play at make-believe to enter fully into participation in drama

Suggestions for use: Practical ideas here - up to te teacher to choose specific activity that might be suitable to class.

Strand: Drama to explore feelings, knowledge and ideas, leading to understanding

Strand unit: Exploring and making drama

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the rules that help maintain focus in the dramatic action
  • begin the process of using script as a pre-text
  • begin, as a member of a group, to include in drama activity the elements of tension and suspense
  • discover how the use of space and objects can help in building the context and in signifying dramatic themes
  • enter into the fictional dramatic context with the same spontaneity and freedom that he/she has earlier applied to make-believe play
  • understand the relationship between role and character and develop the ability to hold on to either role or character for as long as the dramatic activity requires

Suggestions for use: Practical ideas here - up to te teacher to choose specific activity that might be suitable to class.

Strand: Drama to explore feelings, knowledge and ideas, leading to understanding

Strand unit: Exploring and making drama

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become adept at implementing the ‘playing rules’ that maintain focus in dramatic action
  • become comfortable with script and understand the basic processes by which script becomes action
  • discover how the use of space and objects helps in building the context and in signifying the drama theme
  • extend playing in role and in character to include the ability to accept and maintain a brief that has been decided on by either the teacher, the group or himself/herself
  • help to plan dramatic activity to include the particular tension and suspense appropriate to the theme being explored

Suggestions for use: Practical ideas here - up to te teacher to choose specific activity that might be suitable to class.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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How to Mime

http://www.wikihow.com/Mime Added: 17 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Series of nine steps to help teach the performance of mime. Includes large images and though it is aimed at an older audience it could still be useful in planning class activities.

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Strand: Useful Websites

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Useful guide for a novice teacher or even a theatre professional to help with the art of mime. Students too might get something from it in terms of their approach to drama.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: There is quite a lot of material here but there are some nuggets that could really be useful to your class.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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How to put on a Musical

http://www.musicals101.com/puton.htm Added: 28 Jul 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Project

The steps from picking the right musical to casting and rehearsing are explored. Useful links to features such as 'Broadway Theatres', 'How Musicals are Made', Who's Who in Musicals'.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Drama

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Guide to putting on a Musical.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Play Scripts – Reader’s Theatre Editions

http://www.aaronshep.com/rt/RTE.html Added: 28 Jul 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

35 free play scripts adapted from folk tales, fables, tall tales, humorous stories and world tales (eg ‘The Legend of Lightning Larry’ by Aaron Shepard)

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Drama

Strand: Drama to explore feelings, knowledge and ideas, leading to understanding

Strand unit: Exploring and making drama

Strand: Drama to explore feelings, knowledge and ideas, leading to understanding

Strand unit: Exploring and making drama

Suggestions for use: Variety of play scripts from around the world.

Strand: Drama to explore feelings, knowledge and ideas, leading to understanding

Strand unit: Exploring and making drama

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English

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Emotional & Imaginative Dev through Language

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Emotional & Imaginative Dev through Language

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Emotional & Imaginative Dev through Language

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Greek Theatre

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primar...ry/ancient_greeks/arts_and_theatre/ Added: 17 Jun 2009 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Some basic information on theatre in Ancient Greece. refers to the two types of plays performed - comedies and tragedies. There is a further link to activities.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
History

Strand: An Ancient Civilisation

Suggestions for use: Write a diary extract describing your visit to the theatre giving as much factual information as possible.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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World Book Web

Theatre

The word theatre has two meanings. First, it refers to the physical place where people go to see plays and other performances. Second, it covers everything involved in putting on staged performances.

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