Artopia Drama

From site:  Artopia is a comprehensive Web-based arts experience designed for middle school students, covering the visual and performing arts. Students can closely examine important works of art and take part in activities that teach about styles, principles and processes of each art form. They can write about the artworks online, collect art cards in a virtual portfolio and view videos of professional artists at work. Teachers may exhibit their students’ artwork in a virtual gallery and both students and teachers can communicate with other artists in an online message board.

In a special area for teachers there are downloadable lesson plans and classroom materials that tie Artopia activities to appropriate National and South Carolina curriculum standards. Artopia is a place where learning about the arts is participatory, educational and fun. We hope you enjoy your visit!

Create Your Scenario!

From site:  Create your own play. Choose stars and assign their lines, then click the “Create My Scenario” button to see your work.

Write Your Own Play

From site:  This activity will help you make your own play. You can then print it out and go back to the classroom and practice it with your friends.

Andrew McCann’s Drama Workshop

From site:  Andrew McCann’s Drama Workshop: Ideas For Teaching Drama

This site contains my own collection of ideas I have used for teaching drama both in Theatre Workshop contexts for Youth Theatre Groups and for developing spoken language skills with students across a variety of age and ability ranges.

Theater with Hector Elizondo

From site:  Hector Elizondo, theater, television and movie star, presents four great plays: “I Ought to be in Pictures” by Neil Simon, “Cyrano de Bergerac” by Edmond Rostand, “Othello” by Shakespeare, and “Antigone” by Sophocles. Hector tells the story of each of the plays, talks about the lives of each of the authors, shares his personal thoughts on acting and performs a segment of each of these four masterpieces.