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Discovering Drama Gold: The Long Winter

Primary 5 – 6

10 (Suggested)

1 hr 30 mins (Suggested)

Native English teachers with a university degree ; related teaching experience, and/or teacher training such as TEFL, TESOL, CELTA, PGDE/PCEd, etc.

Course Name: Discovering Drama Gold: The Long Winter

Level: Primary 5 – 6

No. of Lessons: 10 (Suggested)

Lesson Duration: 1 hr 30 mins (Suggested)

Instructors: Native English teachers with a university degree ; related teaching experience, and/or teacher training such as TEFL, TESOL, CELTA, PGDE/PCEd, etc.

Objectives

The aim of this course is to use drama to introduce students to different life skills structured around the activities that are part of children’s development. With the use of drama we hope to build children’s confidence in using English as a medium, as well as to encourage group interaction to develop communication and social skills. By the end of this course, students will be able to perform a play with confidence and take home with them a memorable experience.

Features

This course comprises of three main elements: drama skills, teamwork and vocabulary building. Drama skills such as improvisation, miming, voice projection and articulation are taught through games and activities that require teamwork and interaction. Short songs are introduced at the end of each lesson to build students’ vocabulary and increase their interest in learning English.

Outline

Unit 1: Introduction


    • Ice-breaker: Spider web
    • Lesson: What is drama?
    • Watch a children’s play
    • Lesson: Sharing and Teamwork
    • Game: Human knot and ‘Doctor Doctor’
    • Learn: ‘Hakuna matata’

Unit 2: Animals


    • Warm-up: Celebrity ID game
    • Lesson: Animals
    • Exercise: Animal exercise
    • Lesson: Movement, gestures and mime
    • Exercise: Mime down the alley
    • Game: Pinocchio
    • Practice: ‘Hakuna Matata’

Unit 3: Seasons


    • Warm-up: Sorts and mingle
    • Lesson: Seasons
    • Game: Seasons and weather
    • Lesson: Rhymes
    • Learn: ‘Jack Frost’ poem
    • Practice: ‘Hakuna Matata’

Unit 4: The Enviornment


    • Warm-up: No doubles 1-10
    • Lesson: Protecting the environment
    • Game: Da Ga (Game from Ghana)
    • Learn: ‘Colours of the Wind’
    • Lesson: Emotions
    • Game: Emotional ‘Baa-Baa Black Sheep’
    • Practice: ‘Jack Frost’ poem

Unit 5: Geography and Culture


    • Warm-up: Ali Baba & 40 thieves
    • Lesson: Geography
    • Game: Around the world in 30 minutes
    • Game: You
    • Practice: ‘Colours of the Wind’
    • Practice: ‘Jack Frost’ poem

Unit 6: Folktales, myths and legends


    • Warm-up: Pirate Ship
    • Game: The discovery of fire
    • Lesson: Voice
    • Practice: ‘Jack Frost’ poem
    • Practice: ‘Colours of the Wind’

Unit 7: Scripts and Stories 


    • Warm-up: Supernova
    • Reading: The Long Winter (story)
    • Lesson: The Slavery tribe
    • Discussion and casting
    • Game: Counting threes
    • Reading: The Long Winter (script)
    • Practice: ‘Colours of the Wind’

Unit 8: The Long Winter: Props and Preparation


    • Warm-up: Squiggle game
    • Practice: ‘Jack Frost’ poem
    • Preparation: Props
    • Practice: Lines
    • Practice: Songs

Unit 9: The Long Winter: Rehearsal


    • Warm-up: The sharks are coming
    • Rehearsal
    • Game: Zip-zap-zop
    • Discussion

Unit 10: The Long Winter: Performance


    • Warm-up: One duck
    • Rehearsal
    • Pre-performance warm-up: Zoom eek!
    • Performance
    • Debriefing