Ch 8: Dramatic Works for 11th Grade: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The dramatic works unit of this 11th Grade English Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about drama. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our 11th Grade English Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about drama. There is no faster or easier way to learn about dramatic works for 11th grade. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about mood and communication in drama, or the major works of Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need an English curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a dramatic works unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Dramatic Works for 11th Grade Unit Objectives:

  • Show how to draw inference of mood in drama.
  • Learn how characters communicate through dialogue and nonverbal means.
  • Explore character motivation in drama.
  • Meet Tennessee Williams, and study A Streetcar Named Desire and The Glass Menagerie.
  • Become acquainted with Arthur Miller while looking at some of his major plays such as The Crucible.

5 Lessons in Chapter 8: Dramatic Works for 11th Grade: Homeschool Curriculum
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Tennessee Williams: Biography, Works, and Style

1. Tennessee Williams: Biography, Works, and Style

This lesson provides insight into the life, work and style of one of the most influential playwrights of our time, Tennessee Williams. His major works include 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.'

A Streetcar Named Desire: Summary and Analysis

2. A Streetcar Named Desire: Summary and Analysis

Learn about the controversial play 'A Streetcar Named Desire,' why it was so controversial, and why it is still considered a classic piece of American literature.

The Glass Menagerie: Summary and Analysis

3. The Glass Menagerie: Summary and Analysis

Tennessee Williams' first big hit, 'The Glass Menagerie,' known as the memory play, fascinated audiences for its presentation of one man's vision of his past. This lesson will go into the basic plot of this story, as well as explore the major symbols and elements of style in the play.

Arthur Miller: Biography and Major Plays

4. 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

5. 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.

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