"When teachers harness drama's power with accurate learning outcomes, a precise structure, and appropriate drama techniques, drama activity can become a fertile method for integrating reading, writing, speaking, listening, researching, technology applications, and art experiences. Inside the imagined space that is drama's domain, students use their own lives and perceptions as a supply of ideas for taking on roles and through their interactions with others, dramatizing and reflecting on the experiences and circumstances which people face throughout a lifetime."
Dowdy, J. K., & Kaplan, S. (2011). Teaching Drama in the Classroom. SensePublishers.
Learning about Social Issues through Scripts for Learners aged 11-16 offers secondary drama teachers a new and exciting approach to exploring social issues with their students. Focusing on the issues that matter to young people, it includes a wide range of classroom and performance materials carefully tailored for differing abilities and ages. The book is based around four original play scripts exploring themes of antisocial behaviour, eating disorders, the effects of war on families and riots.
A collection of six plays written for young audiences, from primary school through high school. Includes Blind Spot by Meghan Gardiner; Cranked by Michael P. Northey; Derwent is Different and Showdown by Jamie Norris; and The Invisible Girl and Tree Boy by Michele Riml.