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Ready to use Early American theatre history lesson plan for teachers. Download immediately and teach a simple unit on Early American theatre history.

Do you want to teach a basic lesson on Early American theatre, but don’t want to reinvent the wheel? We have done all the work for you! You will need to download the accompanying Early American Theatre History PowerPoint Presentation .

In this thirteen-page drama lesson, students will learn the basics of Early American theatre, (the origins of the theatre, controversy surrounding performances, locations of first playhouses, and more). They will also participate in performing a scene from a popular Early American play (Cato, a Tragedy).

The drama lesson includes:
  • Overview
  • PowerPoint presentation transcript (slide by slide)
  • Quiz
  • Activity instructions for teacher
  • Activity instructions hand-out for students
  • Act One, Scene One of ‘Cato, a Tragedy’ by Joseph Addison

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