Teaching Drama Online

In response to the challenging situation most of us are facing regarding quarantine during the coronavirus crisis, a lot of teachers have been asking how to teach drama online. I am gathering together links and ideas – please contact me if you have any you would like to add!
I’m posting a different Drama Game of the Week every Monday and suggesting ways to adapt them for playing online.
A lot of people have signed up for the free online course and are finding it a useful place to exchange ideas about teaching drama, both online and offline.
And below are a list of articles and resources which I’m updating regularly.
  • David Farmer.
David Farmer

David Farmer

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David Farmer inspires, motivates and educates teachers about the power of drama to transform learning. Following a stand-out career as a theatre director and producer of shows and workshops for children and young people across the world, he is an in-demand speaker, trainer and writer.

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Commedia dell'arte Drama Unit

Commedia dell’arte Drama Unit

Commedia dell’arte began in the marketplaces of 16th-century Europe as improvised theatre which was rude, funny and satirical.
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Drama Games for Language Teaching (teenage to adult)

Drama Games for Language Teaching (teenage to adult)

14 easy to use drama games and activities suitable for a range of ages and language levels.
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Funnybones Drama and Dance Unit

Funnybones Drama and Dance Unit

Practical and funny drama and dance activities linked to this evergreen story (5-7 years)
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Introducing Augusto Boal (12 years to adult)

Introducing Augusto Boal (12 years to adult)

3 full-length practical sessions introducing the work of the revolutionary Brazilian theatre maker.
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The Gruffalo Drama Activities (4-7 years)

The Gruffalo Drama Activities (4-7 years)

Explore familiar themes and characters through improvisation and role play.
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The King's Sentence - a world without words

The King’s Sentence – a world without words

Lesson plan and original story for KS2 exploring non-verbal communication through gesture and sign language.
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The Musicians of Bremen Script

The Musicians of Bremen Script

Sparkling short play script of the Brothers Grimm tale for KS2 performance.
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The Refugee Cat Drama Unit (5-11 years)

The Refugee Cat Drama Unit (5-11 years)

The incredible real-life story of a refugee family and their cat told through storytelling, discussion and drama activities.
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The Tiger Child Drama Unit

The Tiger Child Drama Unit

A range of drama and storytelling activities based on a traditional Indian folk-tale for KS1 and reception.
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World War Two Evacuees Drama Unit

World War Two Evacuees Drama Unit

Explore the experience of World War Two evacuees using media, drama strategies and a fictional story.
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