Quarter 2: Theatre 1: Week 1, 2 & 3 (Periods 2, 4, & 6)

TeacherDarlene Stewart
Subject AreaIntro to Theater
Grade Level6th, 7th, 8th grade
Week #Week 1: October 16 to 19, 2018; Week 2: October 22-26, 2018 AND Week 3: October 29-November 2, 2018
Unit of InstructionCareers in the Theater; Set Design; Special Effects
Standard(s) Taught
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will be able to identify the various jobs in the theater profession.

Students will apply their knowledge to the play viewed on the field trip or if not attending the field trip. 

Students will create a rendering and a floor plan as a set designer might create.

Students will identify special effects used on stage. 

Students will compare and contrast special effects used in a movie and how they would be used on stage.

Students will read their selected plays to prepare for the large group project.

Classroom Activities

Week 1 :Tuesday/Friday: Journal Entry;  Choose Groups and Choose play; Ensemble building game.

Wednesday(All Classes): Journal entry; Hierarchy of the theater and jobs in the theatre;

Thursday: Theater Field Trip All Drama Classes

Week 2: Monday/Tuesday: Journal Entry; Video on Set Design, exit ticket on video. (If Time allows–ensemble game)


Thursday/Friday: Journal entry; difference between a set design rendering and floor plan; choosing one of the plays given create a floor plan and a rendering, game time to finish.

Week 3: Monday/Tuesday: Journal entry; Video on Special Effects; Exit ticket on video; Group began reading script; ensemble game or improvisation.

Wednesday: Journal Entry, Viewed Thriller movie short; discussion on Special Effects and how would they translate to the stage.

Thursday/Friday: Video journal entry about special effects, meet with group to finish reading through play, ensemble game or improvisation.

Assignments Due


Exit notes/questions on videos

Floor Plan and Rendering

Additional Resources