Drama Lesson Plans in Middle School Arts

Find free Middle School Arts Lesson Plans on Drama.
Lesson Plan: Americans at the Movies - Communicating with Cuts
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • 3-5, MS, HS
Use this lesson from The Story of Movies film study curriculum to introduce students to early filmmaking techniques. Students will screen the 1903...
England in the Golden Age
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • 3-5, MS
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England in the Golden Age explores England in the 1500s and 1600s, a time of religious conflicts and political change. Students learn about Henry...
Pick the Next Box Office Hit
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • 3-5, MS, HS
Getting started is easy. Go to the Applied Digital Skills website and sign up to set up your first class. Check out this guide with step-by-step...
Once upon a time....
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This is a twelve-week project based music lesson where students will explore bringing a children's story to life through acting, set design, props,...
J. Otis Powell: A Writer's Writer. He Worked Magic and You Can Too
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
This lesson plan, designed by writer Louis Porter II Ed. D., introduces students to the artistic achievements of J. Otis Powell and his mentor, Amiri...
Understanding and Analyzing "The U.S. of Us" by Richard Blanco
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
In August 2019, a deadly shooting that killed twenty-two people in El Paso, Texas highlighted anti-immigrant bigotry. The suspected gunman drove more...
LESSON PLAN:  AMERICANS AT THE MOVIES, FEATURING CHARLIE CHAPLIN’S THE IMMIGRANT
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS, PD
In the first decades of the 20th century, Americans embraced a revolutionary new technology—motion pictures. This lesson, which features Charlie...
Lesson Plan: The Social Drama Movie and the Child Labor Controversy
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Social reformers in the first decades of the 20th century embraced the new technology of motion pictures as a way to advocate for change. This lesson...
Lesson Plan: Empathy, Movies, and the Common Good, Part 2
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
What is historical empathy? How do movies personalize the political? In this lesson, through selected scenes from Steven Spielberg's film, "Lincoln...
Performing Arts Careers: Video-Based Career Exploration Lesson
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • 3-5, MS, HS
Common Core
Career Girls Empowerment Lesson Video Series: Performing Arts Careers (2:04 sec) Do you love being on stage? Is making it in music, dance, or acting...