Resource Package 7: Theatre and Television
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Grades: 3rd – 5th Grade, 6th – 8th Grade, 9th – 12th Grade

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Lights, camera, action!  Ever wondered what it is like to be in a theatrical production or to produce a live television program?  Wondered where writers get their ideas?  What it’s like to be an actor or stage manager?  Or the difference between what a television director and producer do?  Find out the answers to these questions and more in our Theater and Television resource package.  Videos in this package take students behind the scenes and on the stage as they explore what it means to live and work in the world of theater and television.  Examples of topics explored include producing a play or television show, lighting and scenic design, costumes and choreography, and conversations with professional actors, directors, producers, designers, and editors.  Along with the package videos, you’ll also find study guides, lesson plans, vocabulary and reading lists all designed to let your students explore the world of television and theater on their own or with your guidance.

Additional Resources from Trusted Partners:

Theatre Educator Pro Learning Center–Provided by the Educational Theatre Association, this resource is designed for teachers.  It includes ideas and links for creating online lessons in various areas of theatre.

Theatre Educator Pro Click to Teach Lessons for Student Online Learning–Provided by the Educational Theatre Association, this resource can be used by teachers or parents.  It includes interactive lessons suitable for student self-paced learning in various areas of theatre.

Resources from Metro Theater Company–Spark or strengthen your students’ interest in theatre and use the power of theater to explore other subjects too.

Teacher Tools
Teacher Tool 536: Theatre and Television Resource Package–Reading and Resource Lists
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Teacher Tool 551: Theatre and Television Resource Package–Writing Activity Ideas
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Teacher Tool 552: Theatre and Television Resource Package–Vocabulary
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Teacher Tool 632: Theatre and Television Resource Package–Cross Curricular Activity Ideas and Lesson Plans
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Teacher Tool 633: Theatre and Television Resource Package–Creation Station Activity Ideas and Lesson Plans
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Teacher Tool 634: Theatre and Television Resource Package–Arts Integration Activity Ideas and Lesson Plans
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Teacher Tool 758: Easy But Powerful Activity Ideas for our Theatre Videos
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