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Performing Arts Lesson Plans

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  • Available Lessons: 214
  • Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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This course has been designed to help teachers build effective lesson plans for a variety of performing arts topics. Inside the course, you'll find lesson plan outlines, topical lessons and additional resources that can simplify the lesson planning process.
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7 chapters in Performing Arts Lesson Plans

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Lesson 1 - Writing a Play Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - Writing a Play: Script Format, Steps & Tips  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Drama Lesson Plan
Lesson 4 - What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Elements of Drama Lesson Plan
Lesson 6 - Elements of Drama: Characters, Plot, Setting & Symbolism  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Theatre History Lesson Plan
Lesson 8 - History of Drama: Dramatic Movements and Time Periods  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - War Horse Lesson Plan
Lesson 10 - War Horse: Summary & Characters  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Musical Theatre Lesson Plan
Lesson 12 - What Is Musical Theater? - History & Terms  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Stephen Sondheim: Lyrical Contributions to Musical Theater  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - The Sound of Music Lesson Plan
Lesson 15 - The Sound of Music: Summary, History & Characters  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Melodrama Lesson Plan
Lesson 17 - What is a Melodrama? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Elements of Melodrama: From Early Theater to the Modern Soap Opera  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Tartuffe Lesson Plan
Lesson 20 - Tartuffe: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Tartuffe: Characters & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Tartuffe Essay Questions
Lesson 23 - Commedia Dell'Arte Lesson Plan
Lesson 24 - Commedia Dell'Arte: Plays, Facts & Costumes  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Comedy as a Genre Lesson Plan
Lesson 26 - Comedy Genre: Definition & Characteristics  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - Theatre Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 28 - Theatre Lesson for Kids: History & Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 29 - Theatre Lesson Plan for High School
Lesson 30 - Creative Drama: Definition & Example  Take Quiz
Lesson 31 - Role on the Wall Lesson Plan
Lesson 32 - Singing Lesson Plan
Lesson 33 - Tableau Lesson Plan for Drama
Lesson 34 - A Raisin in the Sun Project Ideas
Lesson 35 - Musical Theatre Project Ideas
Lesson 36 - Tartuffe Discussion Questions
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Lesson 1 - Basic Acting Skills Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - Theatre History Essay Topics
Lesson 3 - Plays for High School Students
Lesson 4 - Process Drama Lesson Plan
Lesson 5 - Process Drama: Definition & Techniques  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Readers Theater Lesson Plan
Lesson 7 - What is Readers Theater? - Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Readers Theater Scripts & Ideas
Lesson 9 - Theatre Voice Lesson Plan
Lesson 10 - Theatre Voice: Techniques & Exercises  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Theatre Etiquette Lesson Plan
Lesson 12 - Theatre Monologue Lesson Plan
Lesson 13 - Puppet Theatre Lesson Plan
Lesson 14 - Parts of a Script: Plays & Films  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Drama Character Development Lesson Plan
Lesson 16 - Stage Movement & Blocking Lesson Plan
Lesson 17 - Stage Movement & Blocking: Definition & Rules  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Writing a Monologue Lesson Plan
Lesson 19 - How to Write a Monologue: Format, Ideas & Tips  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Monologue Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 21 - Monologues Lesson for Kids: Examples & How to Write  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Broadway Musicals Lesson Plan
Lesson 23 - Broadway Musicals: History & Shows  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - Musical Theatre Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 25 - History of Musical Theatre: Lesson for Kids  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - Role Play Lesson Plan
Lesson 27 - What is Role Play? - Definition, Scenario Ideas & Activities  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - A Beautiful Mind Lesson Plan
Lesson 29 - Script Writing Activities
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Lesson 1 - Arthur Miller Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - Arthur Miller: Biography and Major Plays  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Death of a Salesman Lesson Plan
Lesson 4 - Miller's Death of a Salesman: Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Inherit the Wind Lesson Plan
Lesson 6 - Inherit the Wind: Play Summary & Themes  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Inherit the Wind: Play Characters & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - A Raisin in the Sun Lesson Plan
Lesson 9 - A Raisin in the Sun: Summary, Characters, Themes & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - A Streetcar Named Desire Lesson Plan
Lesson 11 - A Streetcar Named Desire: Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - 12 Angry Men Lesson Plan
Lesson 13 - Analysis of 12 Angry Men  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Themes of 12 Angry Men  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - 12 Angry Men Pre-Reading Activities
Lesson 16 - 12 Angry Men Discussion Questions
Lesson 17 - 12 Angry Men Essay Questions
Lesson 18 - 12 Angry Men Final Project Ideas
Lesson 19 - 12 Angry Men Essential Questions
Lesson 20 - 12 Angry Men Viewing Questions
Lesson 21 - The Importance of Being Earnest Lesson Plan
Lesson 22 - The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde: Summary, Analysis & Criticism  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - The Importance of Being Earnest: Irony & Satire Themes  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - Our Town Lesson Plan
Lesson 25 - Our Town by Thornton Wilder: Summary, Characters, Themes & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - Our Town Pre-Reading Activities
Lesson 27 - Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Lesson Plan
Lesson 28 - The Nutcracker Ballet: Composer, Music & Story  Take Quiz
Lesson 29 - High School Musical Lesson Plan
Lesson 30 - The Nutcracker Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 31 - The Nutcracker Lesson for Kids: Story & Ballet  Take Quiz
Lesson 32 - Fences by August Wilson Lesson Plan
Lesson 33 - Fences by August Wilson: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 34 - The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter Lesson Plan
Lesson 35 - Jesus Christ Superstar Lesson Plan
Lesson 36 - A Streetcar Named Desire Discussion Questions
Lesson 37 - Fiddler on the Roof Discussion Questions
Lesson 38 - Death of A Salesman Unit Plan
Lesson 39 - Our Town Unit Plan
Lesson 40 - Twelve Angry Men Unit Plan
Lesson 41 - A Streetcar Named Desire Unit Plan
Lesson 42 - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Discussion Questions
Lesson 43 - Pygmalion Discussion Questions
Lesson 44 - Trifles by Susan Glaspell Discussion Questions
Lesson 45 - M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang Discussion Questions
Lesson 46 - A Doll's House Act 3 Discussion Questions
Lesson 47 - Our Town Act 2 Discussion Questions
Lesson 48 - Twelve Angry Men Discussion Questions
Lesson 49 - The Piano Lesson Discussion Questions
Lesson 50 - All My Sons Discussion Questions
Lesson 51 - Six Characters in Search of an Author Discussion Questions
Lesson 52 - Death of a Salesman Activities
Lesson 53 - Teaching Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Lesson 54 - Teaching A View from the Bridge
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Lesson 1 - Public Speaking Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - How Public Speaking Differs from Casual Conversation  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Managing Anxiety About Public Speaking: Strategies & Tips  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Ethos, Pathos, and Logos: Importance in Public Speaking  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Diction Lesson Plan
Lesson 6 - How Diction Influences the Style of a Speech  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Listening Exercises for Children
Lesson 8 - Speech Exercises for Children
Lesson 9 - Talking Games for Children
Lesson 10 - Vocal Exercises for Children
Lesson 11 - Public Speaking Activities for High School Students
Lesson 12 - Public Speaking Activities for College Students
Lesson 13 - Public Speaking Rubric for Middle School
Lesson 14 - Persuasive Speech Rubric
Lesson 15 - Informative Speech Rubric
Lesson 16 - Demonstration Speech Rubric
Lesson 17 - Impromptu Speech Rubric
Lesson 18 - Oral Narrative Activities
Lesson 19 - Persuasive Speech Lesson Plan
Lesson 20 - What are the Three Types of Persuasive Speeches?  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Delivering a Speech Lesson Plan
Lesson 22 - Using Vocal Qualities to Convey Meaning in Public Speaking  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Considering Pronunciation, Articulation, and Dialect in Public Speaking  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - Planning a Speech Lesson Plan
Lesson 25 - Developing the Body of a Speech: Outline & Principles  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - Speech Organization: Importance to Speaker & Audience  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - Analyzing a Speech Lesson Plan
Lesson 28 - Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Speech  Take Quiz
Lesson 29 - Coordinating Conjunctions Lesson Plan
Lesson 30 - Coordinating Conjunction: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 31 - Prosody Activities & Exercises for Children
Lesson 32 - Word Stress Lesson Plan
Lesson 33 - Word Stress: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 34 - Giving a Speech Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 35 - Speech Skills: Lesson for Kids  Take Quiz
Lesson 36 - Dramatic Speech Activities
Lesson 37 - Fact vs. Opinion Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 38 - Informative Speech Lesson Plan
Lesson 39 - Counter-Argument Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 40 - Counter-Argument Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 41 - Broadcasting Lesson Plan
Lesson 42 - Ethos, Pathos & Logos Lesson Plan
Lesson 43 - Room 101 Lesson Plan
Lesson 44 - Assertive Communication Activities for High School
Lesson 45 - Public Service Announcement Project Ideas
Lesson 46 - Gettysburg Address Discussion Questions
Lesson 47 - The American Scholar by Emerson Discussion Questions
Lesson 48 - Earth Day Speech Therapy Activities
Lesson 49 - Public Speaking Confidence Building Activities

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