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Performing Arts Lesson Plans

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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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Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - Writing a Play Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - Writing a Play: Script Format, Steps & Tips Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[452913].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[452913].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Drama Lesson Plan
Lesson 4 - What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9047].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9047].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Elements of Drama Lesson Plan
Lesson 6 - Elements of Drama: Characters, Plot, Setting & Symbolism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9049].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9049].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Theatre History Lesson Plan
Lesson 8 - History of Drama: Dramatic Movements and Time Periods Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9048].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9048].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - War Horse Lesson Plan
Lesson 10 - War Horse: Summary & Characters Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[188683].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[188683].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Musical Theatre Lesson Plan
Lesson 12 - What Is Musical Theater? - History & Terms Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[196405].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[196405].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - Stephen Sondheim: Lyrical Contributions to Musical Theater Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3097].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3097].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 14 - The Sound of Music Lesson Plan
Lesson 15 - The Sound of Music: Summary, History & Characters Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17463].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17463].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 16 - Melodrama Lesson Plan
Lesson 17 - What is a Melodrama? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19663].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19663].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 18 - Elements of Melodrama: From Early Theater to the Modern Soap Opera Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9053].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9053].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 19 - Tartuffe Lesson Plan
Lesson 20 - Tartuffe: Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[295757].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[295757].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 21 - Tartuffe: Characters & Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[295759].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[295759].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 22 - Tartuffe Essay Questions
Lesson 23 - Commedia Dell'Arte Lesson Plan
Lesson 24 - Commedia Dell'Arte: Plays, Facts & Costumes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[298863].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[298863].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 25 - Comedy as a Genre Lesson Plan
Lesson 26 - Comedy Genre: Definition & Characteristics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18135].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18135].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 27 - Theatre Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 28 - Theatre Lesson for Kids: History & Timeline Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[361461].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[361461].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 29 - Theatre Lesson Plan for High School
Lesson 30 - Role on the Wall Lesson Plan
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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 Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[220441].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[220441].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Readers Theater Lesson Plan
Lesson 7 - What is Readers Theater? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[220453].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[220453].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Readers Theater Scripts & Ideas
Lesson 9 - Theatre Etiquette Lesson Plan
Lesson 10 - Theatre Monologue Lesson Plan
Lesson 11 - Puppet Theatre Lesson Plan
Lesson 12 - Drama Character Development Lesson Plan
Lesson 13 - Stage Movement & Blocking Lesson Plan
Lesson 14 - Stage Movement & Blocking: Definition & Rules Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[361479].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[361479].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 15 - Writing a Monologue Lesson Plan
Lesson 16 - How to Write a Monologue: Format, Ideas & Tips Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[452853].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[452853].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 17 - Monologue Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 18 - Monologues Lesson for Kids: Examples & How to Write Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[452909].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[452909].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 19 - Broadway Musicals Lesson Plan
Lesson 20 - Broadway Musicals: History & Shows Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[361487].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[361487].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 21 - Musical Theatre Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 22 - History of Musical Theatre: Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[361491].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[361491].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 23 - Role Play Lesson Plan
Lesson 24 - What is Role Play? - Definition, Scenario Ideas & Activities Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[452921].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[452921].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Arthur Miller Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - Arthur Miller: Biography and Major Plays Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2353].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2353].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Death of a Salesman Lesson Plan
Lesson 4 - Miller's Death of a Salesman: Summary and Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2355].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2355].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Inherit the Wind Lesson Plan
Lesson 6 - Inherit the Wind: Play Summary & Themes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[452683].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[452683].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Inherit the Wind: Play Characters & Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[452685].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[452685].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - A Raisin in the Sun Lesson Plan
Lesson 9 - A Raisin in the Sun: Summary, Characters, Themes & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20658].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20658].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - A Streetcar Named Desire Lesson Plan
Lesson 11 - A Streetcar Named Desire: Summary and Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2357].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2357].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - 12 Angry Men Lesson Plan
Lesson 13 - Analysis of 12 Angry Men Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[80810].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[80810].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 14 - Themes of 12 Angry Men Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[80811].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[80811].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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 Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9041].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9041].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 23 - The Importance of Being Earnest: Irony & Satire Themes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8986].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8986].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 24 - Our Town Lesson Plan
Lesson 25 - Our Town by Thornton Wilder: Summary, Characters, Themes & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15306].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15306].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 26 - Our Town Pre-Reading Activities
Lesson 27 - Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Lesson Plan
Lesson 28 - The Nutcracker Ballet: Composer, Music & Story Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[201237].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[201237].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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 Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[347823].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[347823].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 32 - Fences by August Wilson Lesson Plan
Lesson 33 - Fences by August Wilson: Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[353581].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[353581].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 34 - The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter Lesson Plan
Lesson 35 - Jesus Christ Superstar Lesson Plan
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Lesson 1 - Dance Lesson Plan for Kindergarten
Lesson 2 - Dance Lesson Plan For Elementary School
Lesson 3 - Dance Lesson Plan for Middle School
Lesson 4 - Dance Lesson Plan for High School
Lesson 5 - Ballet Dance Terminology and Key Concepts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11542].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11542].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Ballet History Lesson Plan
Lesson 7 - History of Ballet: Timeline & Facts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[289383].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[289383].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Dance History Research Essay Topics
Lesson 9 - Modern Dance Lesson Plan
Lesson 10 - Contemporary Dance and Dancers in the United States Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11729].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11729].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Jazz Dance Lesson Plan
Lesson 12 - 1920s Dances: Styles, Moves & Music Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[52335].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[52335].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - Hip Hop Dance Lesson Plan
Lesson 14 - What is Hip Hop Subculture? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69470].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69470].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 15 - Square Dance Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 16 - Dance Lesson Plan for Physical Education
Lesson 17 - Spatial Awareness in Dance Lesson Plan
Lesson 18 - What is Spatial Awareness in Dance? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[357253].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[357253].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 19 - Ballroom Dance Lesson Plan
Lesson 20 - Salsa Dance Lesson Plan
Lesson 21 - Salsa Dance: Origin, History & Steps Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[419225].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[419225].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 22 - Samba Dance Lesson Plan
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Lesson 1 - Public Speaking Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - How Public Speaking Differs from Casual Conversation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17679].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17679].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Managing Anxiety About Public Speaking: Strategies & Tips Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17680].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17680].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Ethos, Pathos & Logos Lesson Plan
Lesson 5 - Ethos, Pathos, and Logos: Importance in Public Speaking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19363].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19363].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Diction Lesson Plan
Lesson 7 - How Diction Influences the Style of a Speech Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19540].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19540].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Listening Exercises for Children
Lesson 9 - Speech Exercises for Children
Lesson 10 - Talking Games for Children
Lesson 11 - Vocal Exercises for Children
Lesson 12 - Public Speaking Activities for High School Students
Lesson 13 - Public Speaking Activities for College Students
Lesson 14 - Public Speaking Rubric for Middle School
Lesson 15 - Persuasive Speech Rubric
Lesson 16 - Informative Speech Rubric
Lesson 17 - Demonstration Speech Rubric
Lesson 18 - Impromptu Speech Rubric
Lesson 19 - Oral Narrative Activities
Lesson 20 - Persuasive Speech Lesson Plan
Lesson 21 - What are the Three Types of Persuasive Speeches? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[52475].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[52475].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 22 - Delivering a Speech Lesson Plan
Lesson 23 - Using Vocal Qualities to Convey Meaning in Public Speaking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20028].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20028].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 24 - Considering Pronunciation, Articulation, and Dialect in Public Speaking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20029].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20029].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 25 - Planning a Speech Lesson Plan
Lesson 26 - Developing the Body of a Speech: Outline & Principles Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19265].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19265].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 27 - Speech Organization: Importance to Speaker & Audience Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19119].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19119].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 28 - Analyzing a Speech Lesson Plan
Lesson 29 - Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Speech Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28756].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28756].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 30 - Coordinating Conjunctions Lesson Plan
Lesson 31 - Coordinating Conjunction: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3562].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3562].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 32 - Prosody Activities & Exercises for Children
Lesson 33 - Word Stress Lesson Plan
Lesson 34 - Word Stress: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[316161].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[316161].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 35 - Giving a Speech Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 36 - Speech Skills: Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[269745].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[269745].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 37 - Dramatic Speech Activities
Lesson 38 - Fact vs. Opinion Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 39 - Informative Speech Lesson Plan
Lesson 40 - Counter-Argument Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[391397].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[391397].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 41 - Broadcasting Lesson Plan

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