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Mad About Drama: Book 1

Motivation, Action, Discovery

Written by a highly skilled drama teacher, Mad About Drama Book 1, offers creative, ready-to-teach units in drama to help middle primary students explore, express, create and think about issues and problems that humans face. It contains units based on appealing and accessible sources of motivation.

Ages: 7-9 | Pages: 56 | Code: 0364 | ISBN: 9781877440649

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Ginny Thorner

Ginny Thorner is passionate about helping children to work, think and learn through performing arts. She has devoted much of her professional life to developing ways of weaving dance and drama into inquiry learning. She is a performing arts specialist with primary school students, teaches privately with Momentum Performing Art, is a key member of the Learning Through the Arts team and is a drama lecturer with teacher trainees.

Contents

Introduction4
Being mad about drama4
Using the MAD model4
Lessons and timing5
Resources needed for drama6
Playing by the rules of the drama6
Motivations needed for this series7
Energisers8
Key drama terms used in this book8
Unit 1: Welcome home9
Suggested curriculum links10
Lesson 111
Lesson 214
Lesson 317
Unit 2: What can you do,Wombat?21
Suggested curriculum links22
Lesson 123
Lesson 225
Unit 3: Please rescue me!27
Suggested curriculum links28
Lesson 129
Lesson 231
Lesson 334
Lesson 436
Unit 4: Shared space38
Suggested curriculum links39
Lesson 140
Option for between drama lessons:
linking with literacy and ICT44
Lesson 244
Option for between drama lessons:
linking with art48
Lesson 349
Lesson 450
Options for taking it further52
Final follow-up53
Words to remember54