Drama is a practical and fun way to introduce primary curriculum subjects

Do your years 3-6 students respond well to drama and acting? If they do then use our drama modules to introduce curriculum subjects with them in your classroom. Modules are fun, interactive, and curriculum based. 

Just photocopy, distribute and watch your classroom come alive with smiles and action as your students explore the curriculum using drama. 
 
Health and Physical Education
Social Studies
Mathematics
English
Science
Technology
Orders and Pricing
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Health and Physical Education 
PH1: Helping Others: Student One is unable to reach a ball and is very upset. Friends arrive, assess the situation and decide to help.
PH2: Keeping Ourselves Clean: A bathroom scene in which students play characters such as soap, bath etc followed by the Bath Time Rap.
PH3: What's On The Menu? A variety of foods appear as guests on a show giving clues about their place in the food pyramid.
PH4: Safe Choices: Students perform characters who discuss options and an assertive role play strategy for saying no to taking a boat out onto a flooding river.
PH5: Team Work Saves The Day: Students have to work together to save their class friend from being eaten by a huge monster.
PH6: Friendship: Student One feels lonely. Other students suggest options to include student One in their activities and help them feel less lonely.
PH7: Sports Injury: Student One has an injury and does activities with one group of friends. A second group of friends asks why One never interacts with them.
PH8: Eating Healthy Food: Students discuss reasons for feeling hungry and suggest options that could minimise their hunger pangs.
PH9: Dinosaur War: Students play dinosaur characters who work together to solve a problem and explore how to express feelings when resolving conflict.
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Social Studies
PST1: Court In The Act: Students perform characters involved in a court room scene where issues of justice and responsibility for actions are raised.
PST2: Days And Months Of Our Lives: The seven days of the week and twelve months of the year are introduced and discussed.
PST3: Different Groups: Student One realises that there are many different groups within their school and questions why people belong to groups.
PST4: Working Together: Students perform characters who are friends and work together to help another friend overcome their problem.
PST5: Buy, Sell, Exchange, Trade: Students organise a buy, sell, exchange, trade hour in their classroom for goods and services.
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 Mathematics 
PM1: The Case Of The Missing Number 5: Detective Detective is called when the number 5 is stolen and no-one can add, subtract, divide or multiply using any multiple of 5.
PM2: Measuring Feelings: Students perform characters who use mathematical measurements as a way of measuring feelings using a simple scale.
PM3: Escape Using Combinations Of The Number 10: Students perform characters who use combinations of the number ten to escape from a locked room.
PM5: Crumbs! Who Ate The Missing Fruit Cake: Students have made a fruit cake but a slice is missing. Using mathematical analysis they find the thief. 
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English 
PE1: Confusing Conversations: Characters with various confusing ways of speaking try to communicate which introduces the idea of conventions in language.
PE2: Dinosaur Reporting: Students perform dinosaur characters involved in a news story about T Rex biting off the top of a tree.
PE3: Recording On A Class Visit: Students discuss what preparations are required when organising and reporting back to the class on a visit to a museum.
PE4: Newspaper Layout: Paper sellers shout and sell newspapers while interacting with customers on why they buy their particular newspaper.
PE5: Time Capsule: Students create a time capsule to record and preserve an hour of their lives using voices, written notes and images.

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 Science
PS1: Animal Families: A quiz show in which animals use differences and similarities in external characteristics to distinguish broad groups of living things.
PS2: Birdwatch Professors: Tweety and Quacky host Birdwatch, a show in which birds give information about their features and their uses of those features.
PS3: Interviewing An Astronaut: An astronaut who has just returned from the Moon is interviewed in a studio.
PS4: Operating On A Torch: Students assume roles of a nurse, orderly and doctor in a hospital emergency department who have to operate on a torch.
PS5: Planetary Party: Students are space objects such as planets and comets and gather together and talk about themselves at a party at Earth's place.
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 Technology 
PT1: Letterbox Shapes And Styles: Students perform characters who are postal delivery people delivering mail while discussing the design, style and usefulness of letterboxes.
PT2: Toys and Games: Students perform characters who discuss the usefulness or otherwise of hand held games.
PT3: Welcome Home Dinner Party: Students perform characters in a classroom who discuss what is required to host a welcome home dinner party.
PT4: Animal Environments At The Wildlife Park: Students act out animals in a wildlife park who discuss their environments and how these help them to survive.
PT5 :Supermarket Machines: Students become shopping trolleys, cereal packets, cash registers and other equipment in this classroom supermarket.
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Modules are $NZ45+gst per module. There is $6+gst p&p per total order.
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