We are expanding our Theatre program at Lipscomb Academy this next year to include our younger students from PreK-5th grade. I'm so excited to bring creative dramatics to these children, but also a bit overwhelmed. Any ideas or advice on curriculum, scope and sequence, plays & musicals that have worked well with certain ages, and any other information you can add would be very appreciated! You are welcome to email me personally.
Thank you,Suzanne "Mama" Craigsuzanne.firstname.lastname@example.org
I made a separate post about this, but I know from experience that finding sequenced, developmentally appropriate theatre curriculum, tied to standards is difficult, especially for K-5. This is why my husband, (an elementary school theatre teacher), and I (high school and university theatre teacher) have started curriculum development for educational use in theatre companies, classrooms, and community arts organizations and would love to enlist collaborators! We are working to build a progression of topics each lasting for 8 classes while also looking at them collectively over the year to ensure that national/state standards are being covered. Our goal is to create offerings that allow students to continually be taking classes but still allow for new enrollments at any time (no prereqs). We've divided the plan into 4 age levels. In the lower grades, the classes cover broader topics that repeat with fun themes added to them for differentiation. As students get older, classes cover more specialized topics.Want to help and share in the result?Check out the live view file at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/138Loo69sfo6_cG4rKocEX4E5SZ-wf-6-bp9pfoC4GV4/edit?usp=sharing to see the current progress. If there is a class you'd like to detail out into an 8-week breakdown, email us at email@example.com to claim it and we'll add your name to the sheet. During the last week of July, we will have virtual team meetings to review initial planning and plugin standards