The Tempest Shakespeare Drama Unit
Drama Unit | 5 x 100 Minute Lessons| Years 9 - 11
THE TEMPEST Shakespeare Drama Unit - NO PREP REQUIRED! This curriculum aligned Shakespeare drama unit has 5 x 100 minute detailed lesson plans exploring Shakespeare's The Tempest through a range of performance activities. A perfect Shakespeare introductory unit, I've done your lesson planning for you! This unit comes with detailed instructions, scene extracts for in-class performance (no need to source separately) including modern language and amended extracts, Shakespearean insult drama cards, a Shakespeare drama circle, Shakespeare Unit assessment template (for ease of marking) and a full copy of the play (original language version).

Note on timing: you may like to take some of the 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.

  • 5 x 100 Minute Detailed Lesson Plans
  • Homework Tasks
  • Full Script in original Shakespeare language(nicely formatted in original language)
  • Amended Scene Extracts (for use in classes)
  • Shakespearean Insults Drama Cards
  • Shakespeare Circle for The Tempest
  • Additional and Extension Activities
  • Differentiation Activities
  • Tempest Drama Unit Assessment Template (for ease of marking)
  • Tempest Drama Unit reflection handout (for students to complete a reflection of the unit)

KEY VOCABULARY: Characterization. Physical Theater. Freeze Frame (tableaux). Stereotypes. Status. Shakespearean Language. Soundscape. Hot Seating. Drama Cannon.
UNIT AIMS: Students are introduced to Shakespearean language and characters through exploration of The Tempest.
  • Learn lines and engage with the language of Shakespeare
  • Explore status
  • Use a variety of dramatic conventions
  • Explore complex characters, using movement, gesture and voice to express a cparacter’s personality
  • Contribute ideas and use drama vocabulary
  • Rehearse and perform script extracts
  • Contribute to whole class performance activities
  • Use soundscape
  • Use physical theatre


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