This lesson plan will enable Year 6 students to unpack social issues and aims to create empathetic relationships with other students by creating self awareness. Thus this lesson provides the following areas of development: social, physical, cognitive and language. The lesson is culturally inclusive and is predicated on role-play pertaining to anti-bullying. The role-plays will be used on the school website, creating intrinsic motivation.
Australian Curriculum Links:
The Arts (Drama)
Students need to be familiar with role-plays and bullying and its affects.
- Students start on the mat
- Teacher led ‘contract signing time’, students sign an imagery dramatic contract.
- Tuning-in activity ‘focused walking’ emphasising walking showing different emotions (use the teacher-side-coach role) (5mins).
- Students allocated into 4 groups (mixed ability to enable peer scaffolding). Teacher selects one student per group to play the role of the protagonist.
- Groups are provided with a scene (See Resources) focusing on a situation that uses the dramatic element of conflict.
- Teacher-led brainstorming for character development and storyline.
- Provide students with checklist to assess another student (See Resources) (10mins).
- Students to develop their role-plays, remind them of the drama room protocols (10mins)
- Groups to perform role-plays, teacher to use the teacher-in-role strategy.
- Teacher to record each role-play (25mins).
- Triangle to end the session, give students Y Charts (See Resources) (10mins)
- Students to hand-in checklists and Y Charts.
- Formative notes during the lesson
- Are Y Charts engaging and detail empathetic feelings?
- Did students stay in character?
- Anti-Bullying Scenes (DOC)
- Drama Rubric for Peer Assessment (DOC)
- Y Chart for Drama Assessment (DOC)
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