Thursday, 5 November 2009

Pirates Drama Lesson Plan

Free Lesson Plan for 6th Grade Drama Teaching

This lesson introduces new middle school students to physical theatre using the popular subject of pirates.

Students to begin to use their bodies in physical theatre.

Class Activity: Shapes
Move around the space individually as if:
  • the floor is very hot
  • the floor is very cold
  • the floor is like quicksand
  • they are being chased by crocodiles
After each, teacher calls out a number and students use their bodies to make that shape/ object.
  1. tree
  2. treasure chest
  3. a ship
  4. a cave entrance
Group work (groups of 4)
Devise a scene using the physical objects already made to tell their pirates adventures on the island that they are stranded on.
Perform 1 or 2 and evaluate.

Count down into a tableau and then thought tap all of the pirates about their situation.

Write their thought tap and say why they said this.

Teacher Assessment
Teacher Assessment of students participation in lesson
Q & A to test understanding of Drama Vocabulary and what skills are
Students Self-evaluation

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