This is a detailed, curriculum aligned MIME drama unit for Middle School and High School which provides you with 5 x 100 minute whole lesson plans. NO PREP REQUIRED! This unit comes with everything you need including mime sketch (skit) scenarios, drama cards, an original script, a whole class mime commentary and extension activities. I've done your term planning for you - just print and go. Suitable for all middle school and high school levels!
What is 'mime'?
'The theatrical technique of expressing an idea or mood or portraying a character entirely by gesture and bodily movement without the use of words.' (Collins Dictionary)
Note on timing: you may like to take some of the mime activities slower than indicated. I have jam packed the unit on purpose (with options for extension activities) so you have plenty of options for dynamic classes.
THE INTRODUCTION TO MIME UNIT INCLUDES:
- 5 x 100 Minute Detailed Lesson Plans with well explained activities in a well structured sequence
- Homework Tasks
- Mime Emotion Cards
- Mime Cards (with a simple mime for each student to perform)
- Extension Activities
- Mime Sketch (Skit) Scenarios
- Whole Class Mimed Scene Commentary
- Mime Scene Scenario
- Original Short 3 Person Script to Perform
- Reflection Questions
- Mime Unit Assessment Templates (2 versions)
- Mime Unit Reflection Handout
You will need a media player to play some YouTube clips (links provided) in one of the lessons.
KEY MIME VOCABULARY: Mime. Gesture. Meaning. Facial Expressions. Body Language. Tension. Exaggerated Movement. Comedy. Attention to detail. Precise Movement. Focus. Character. Characterization. Script / Scene. Stage Directions. Sketch.
INTRODUCTION TO MIME UNIT AIMS: Students are introduced to and explore the performance of mime through guided drama experiences, devising and script performance. Students will:
- Use facial expressions, body language and movement to convey meaning
- Perform mime with attention to detail
- Devise simple mimes
- Use specific / focused gesture
- Learn about famous mime artists
- Work in groups to devise mime scenes
- Communicate ideas using the body and movement
- Use mime skills to enhance a scene with dialogue
- Participate in a whole class guided drama experience
- Devise, rehearse and present scenes using mime techniques
- Use drama vocabulary
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"This was a wonderful resource for teaching mime to my middle schoolers. There were many activities, all of which the students enjoyed."
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You can find more curriculum aligned drama lesson plans and units for Middle School and High School HERE!
INTRODUCTION TO MIME
SUITABLE FOR YEAR LEVELS (GRADES)
7, 8, 9, 10
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