This is a detailed, curriculum aligned drama unit based on Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible' which provides you with 6 x 100 minute whole lesson plans. NO PREP REQUIRED! This unit comes with detailed lesson plans, homework task handouts, in class handouts, performance feedback template, essay plans and more. I've done your term planning for you so you and have included detailed instructions so you can implement a quality drama unit based on The Crucible! A classic play for drama studies.
Note on resource: you will need to purchase a copy of the play to implement this unit. Students will also need a copy of the play. You can find the play on Amazon and The Book Depository (who ship internationally).
Note on lesson 6: Lesson 6 is a performance lesson where students perform scenes that they have rehearsed. There is no content for lesson 6 other than a suggested warm up and a performance feedback template.
Note for English teachers: This unit includes well explained drama tasks and also analysis work suitable for an English classroom. Arthur Miller wrote this play to be performed - why not try to implement some drama into your Crucible curriculum?
Extra reading: You and your students may enjoy this article written by Arthur Miller 'Why I wrote the Crucible'.
THE CRUCIBLE DRAMA UNIT INCLUDES:
- 5 x 100 Minute Detailed Lesson Plans with well explained activities in a well structured sequence + an additional 6th performance lesson
- Homework Tasks
- Play Tracker (simple chart to keep track of who has copies of the play books)
- Character Impressions Worksheets
- In Class Handouts
- Comprehension Questions for each Act
- Performance Scripts based on the Trials for students to rehearse and act out in class
- Extension / Additional Activities
- Essay Guides (2 essay options with a differentiated essay task)
- Performance Feedback Template (for assessing final performances)
... and more
KEY DRAMA VOCABULARY: Characterisation. Character / Text Analysis. Theme. Meaning. Tension. Staging. Interpretation. Hot Seating. Critical Evaluation. Collaboration. Cultural Background. Character Motivations. Character Relationships. Props / Set / Lighting. Rehearsal Process.
THE CRUCIBLE UNIT AIMS: Students will explore Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’ in-depth, analysing the play and the characters through performance and research.
- Explore the background, themes and language of the play
- Research and consider the social and cultural context and topic of the play
- Interpret the playwrights meaning by analysing the text
- Refine work through collaborative rehearsal
- Develop processes and skills for performance
- Make meaningful character choices and maintain believable characters
- Interpret characters and record character impressions
- Analyse and respond to characters’ inner thoughts and feelings, motivations and traits
- Consider and reflect on the playwrights storytelling devices
- Respond to the play by exploring character relationships and developing complex characters
- Complete a guided essay (optional)
WHAT SOME PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT THIS DRAMA UNIT:
"Very useful - students enjoyed it"
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You can find more curriculum aligned drama lesson plans and units for Middle School and High School HERE!
SUITABLE FOR YEAR LEVELS (GRADES)
8, 9, 10, 11
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