Bring your drama lessons to life and engage the most unlikely of thespians using ideas from this updated title in the popular 100 ideas series!
Drama is a key subject for getting students to express themselves creatively as well as helping them to improve communication skills across the curriculum. Using his wealth of experience teaching drama in secondary schools, Johnnie Young has out together 100 tried and tested activities and strategies for implementing a full drama teaching programme in your school.
Suggestions for bringing Shakespeare's plays to life, advice on improving storytelling and engaging cross-curricular activities are just a few of the areas covered. Each idea includes the learning aim of the activity so you can assess progress and map the ideas to your schemes of work, and there are practical teaching tips and taking it further ideas throughout the book. Johnnie also offers drama-specific behaviour management tips - another area he specialises in - to help you ensure you stay in control of even the most rambunctious class!
The book is a must for all secondary drama teachers - and indeed anyone wanting to inject some drama into their lessons!
Johnnie Young has extensive experience teaching drama at secondary level, working for 19 years at Colbayns High School teaching both drama and English. He now works as a freelance teacher, trainer and educational writer.
1. Storytelling \ 2. Improvisation \ 3. Characters and Lives \ 4. Exploring the World \ 5. Stagecraft \ 6. Bringing Language and Literature Alive \ 7. Media \ 8. Ideas for Mini-Plays \ 9. Games \ 10. Cross-Curricular Ideas \ 11. Behaviour Management Tips for Successful Drama Lessons