HAMLET

(Drama/England; SEL: Revenge, Fighting, Grieving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring) [12+]

AN IDEAL HUSBAND

(Drama/England, World/England; SEL: Marriage, Families in Crisis, Friendship, Romantic Relationships, Justice, Redemption; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Caring) [12+]

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

(World/England; Drama/England; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [12+]

JULIUS CAESAR

(Drama/England; World/Ancient Rome; SEL: Ambition; Rebellion; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [12+]

LOOKING FOR RICHARD

(Drama/England; World/England; SEL: Brothers; Ambition; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: General) [12+]

A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS

(Biography/Thomas More; World/England & the Renaissance; Religions/Christianity; Drama/England; Char Dev.: Courage; Male Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [12]

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

(Drama/Enlgand; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Brothers; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Fairness) [10+]

PYGMALION

(Drama/England; World/England; SEL: Breaking Out; Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [12+]

RICHARD III

(Drama/England; World/England SEL: Brothers; Ambition; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: General) [12+]

ROMEO AND JULIET

(Drama/England; SEL: Fighting; Romantic Relationships; Suicide; Revenge; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring) [12+]

SHAKESPEARE BEHIND BARS

(Drama and U.S./The Law; SEL Redemption; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [13+]

SHAKESPEAR IN LOVE

Snippet Lesson Plan

For “Shakespeare in Love”: An Introduction to Romeo and Juliet (Drama; World/England) [12+]

TWELFTH NIGHT

(Drama/England; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [12+]

DRAMATIC WORKS OF THE UNITED STATES

ALL MY SONS

(U.S./1941 – 1991; Drama/U.S.; SEL: Crime; Marriage; Father/Son; Suicide; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility) [13+]

THE CRUCIBLE

(U.S./1629 – 1750, 1945-1991 & Massachusetts; Drama/U.S.; SEL: Justice; Marriage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Fairness) (Two versions, one in French with English Subtitles) [12+]

TOOTSIE

(U.S./1945 – 1991 & New York; Drama/U.S.; SEL Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [13+]

THE GLASS MENAGERIE

(Drama/U.S.; U.S./Missouri; SEL: Mother/Son; Mother/Daughter; Families in Crisis; Disabilities; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility)[12+]

A RAISIN IN THE SUN

(U.S./1945 – 1991, Diversity & Illinois; Drama/U.S; SEL: Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Marriage, Families in Crisis; Female Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Fairness) [12+]

THEATER OF OTHER COUNTRIES

CAMILLE

(Cinema; Drama/France; World/France; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [12+]

CYRANO DE BERGERAC

(Drama/France; World/France; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Self-esteem; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [12+] (In French with English Subtitles)

See also Roxanne — a comedic take-off on Cyrano by Steve Martin, (Drama; ELA: irony; characterization; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Self-esteem; Moral-Ethical Emphasis Respect) [12+]

MUSICALS

1776

(U.S./1750 – 1812 & Pennsylvania; Drama/Musicals; SEL: Rebellion; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Citizenship) [11+]

DAMN YANKEES

(Drama/Musicals; Sports/Baseball; Dance/Performance; U.S./1945 – 1991; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [10+]

OKLAHOMA!

(Drama/Musicals; U.S./1865-1913 & Oklahoma; Dance/Performance; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [12+]

OLIVER!

(Drama/Musicals; Literature/England; World/England; SEL: Spousal Abuse; Crime; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [8+]

THE MUSIC MAN

(Drama/Musicals; U.S. 1865 – 1913; Dance/Performance; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [6+]

MY FAIR LADY

(Drama/Musicals; World/England; SEL: Breaking Out; Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [6+]

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 

(Dance; Drama/Musicals; SEL: Breaking Out; Friendship, Peer Pressure; Father/Son; Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring) [8 – 14]

THE KING AND I

(Drama/Musicals; World/Thailand; U.S./1860 – 1865; Dance/Performance; SEL: Courage, Education; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect) [8+]

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

(Drama/Musicals; Religions/Judaism; U.S./Diversity; World/Russia; Dance/Performance; SEL: Parenting; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring) [7+]

GIGI

(Drama/Musicals; World/France; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring) [12+]

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

(Drama/Musicals; World/England; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility) [8+]

SHOW BOAT

(U.S./1865 – 1913 & Diversity; Cinema; Drama/Musicals; Dance/Performance; SEL: Marriage; Romantic Relationships; Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Gambling Addiction; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [11+]

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

(Drama/Musicals; World/WWII & Austria; SEL: Parenting, Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Caring) [6+]

SOUTH PACIFIC

(Drama/Musicals; U.S./1941 – 1945 & Diversity; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Citizenship) [10+]

THE WIZARD OF OZ

Secondary

(Cinema; Drama/Musicals; U.S./1865-1913; SEL: Self-esteem; Friendship; Taking Care of Yourself; Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Respect, Caring) [12+]

THE WIZARD OF OZ

Hero’s Journey

This hero’s journey lesson can be used (1) to confirm and extend students’ prior knowledge of the Monomyth or (2) as a summative assessment.) [12+]

WEST SIDE STORY

(Drama/Musicals; U.S./1945 – 1991, Diversity & New York; Dance/Performance; SEL: Fighting; Revenge; Romantic Relationships; Bad Associations; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Citizenship) [12+]

THE WIZARD OF OZ

Primary

(Cinema; Drama/Musicals; U.S./1865-1913; SEL: Self-esteem; Friendship; Taking Care of Yourself; Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Respect, Caring) [5+]