Ch 14: Drama for 9th Grade Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Drama for 9th Grade chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about famous playwrights and their well-known works in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Drama for 9th Grade chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday William Shakespeare's biography and works The life of Shakespeare, Shakespeare's plays and sonnets, 'Romeo and Juliet'
Tuesday Arthur Miller's life and plays Biographical sketch of Arthur Miller, Miller's significant plays, quotes from the play 'The Crucible', analysis of the play 'Death of a Salesman'
Wednesday The works of Oscar Wilde 'The Picture of Dorian Gray', 'The Importance of Being Earnest', themes in Wilde's work
Thursday George Bernard Shaw - life and work Summary of Shaw's life, major plays, social activism
Friday Greek theatre Comedy, tragedy, common themes, the role of Greek theatre on Western civilization

9 Lessons in Chapter 14: Drama for 9th Grade Lesson Plans
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Arthur Miller: Biography and Major Plays

1. Arthur Miller: Biography and Major Plays

In this lesson, we will talk about the life of one of America's greatest playwrights, Arthur Miller. We will take a close look at his role in the American political scene of the 1950s and give insight into some of his most influential works.

Arthur Miller's The Crucible: Summary and Quotes

2. Arthur Miller's The Crucible: Summary and Quotes

What's Arthur Miller's play 'The Crucible' all about? Witches! Communists! Allegories! It's the Red Scare of the McCarthy era as told through the metaphor of the Salem witch trials of colonial America.

Greek Theatre: Tragedy and Comedy

3. Greek Theatre: Tragedy and Comedy

This lecture examines the function of theatre in Greek culture and religion, with special focus on the Athenians. It then explores the three different sorts of Greek theatre: satyr plays, comedy and tragedy, citing specific examples. Finally, we study the impact of theatre on Western civilization.

Introduction to George Bernard Shaw: Life and Major Plays

4. Introduction to George Bernard Shaw: Life and Major Plays

George Bernard Shaw is one of the most prolific and important playwrights in the last 150 years. Don't believe us? Watch this video to learn about his social activism, his important contribution to the world of education and, of course, his plays.

Introduction to Oscar Wilde: Plays, Novels, and Sexuality

5. Introduction to Oscar Wilde: Plays, Novels, and Sexuality

From ''The Picture of Dorian Gray'' to the ''Importance of Being Earnest'', Oscar Wilde left an indelible mark on literature and theater. In this lesson, you'll learn all about the Victorian author.

Introduction to Shakespeare: Life and Works

6. Introduction to Shakespeare: Life and Works

This video provides a crash course introduction to William Shakespeare's life, plays, and poetry. From 'Two Gentlemen of Verona' to 'The Tempest', we'll give you a timeline of his works and quick descriptions of what you need to know to identify them.

Miller's Death of a Salesman: Summary and Analysis

7. Miller's Death of a Salesman: Summary and Analysis

In 'Death of a Salesman,' Willy Loman just can't catch a break. And if the title is an indicator, things won't end well. In this lesson, we'll look at Arthur Miller's 1949 masterpiece about a salesman and his family.

Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare's Famous Star-Crossed Lovers

8. Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare's Famous Star-Crossed Lovers

Great tragedies resonate throughout time. In this lesson, we'll go over the role of fate in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. We'll explore the story of his star-crossed lovers and explain some of his most famous quotes.

Prologue of Romeo and Juliet: Summary & Analysis

9. Prologue of Romeo and Juliet: Summary & Analysis

We will look at the prologue of ''Romeo and Juliet'' in this lesson and discuss the basics of Shakespeare's use of a prologue. Then we will look at what this particular prologue is saying.

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