Drama for Learning and Creativity (D4LC)
– click on '...lessons...' to access 100+ downloadable drama lessons
written by teachers for teachers, or access this website through www.nationaldrama.org.uk
Drama for Learning and Creativity (D4LC) is a national school
improvement initiative organised by local authorities and/or networks
of schools, in partnership with the National Drama subject association.
The pilot was developed in Norfolk in 2005/6 and participating teachers
receive sustained, specialist local and national drama support to
improve their drama teaching and use drama as pedagogy across the
curriculum. Participating teachers can contribute a "best practice"
lesson to the website after two terms of involvement. Some of these
lessons have strong links with the support and development of community
cohesion. New lessons across Key Stages 1 to 5 are regularly added to
the site and any teacher worldwide is welcome to download a blank
lesson proforma, as well as send a lesson in for inclusion. A selection
of the D4LC lessons on the website that support and promote community
cohesion are below.
Handy hint – when searching for these lessons, each title will appear exactly how it is displayed below but in the colour blue, and each will have .doc at the end:
The website also has a discussion forum that is available to teachers
and drama educators worldwide (free registration). D4LC is supported by
the QCDA as part of English 21 and as a curriculum co-development
- KS 1
Year 1 – Aliens Visit 'Our Local Area'
Yr 1 – Noah's Ark
Y2 – Slum Life - Kenya
- KS 2
KS2 – Playground Disputes
Y3 – The Island
Y3 and 4 – The Storm
Y4 – Indian Village
Y4 and 5 – Masai and I
Y5 – Falling Out and Making Up
Year 5 – Cholera
Year 6 – Save our Local Environment
Yr 5 – Human Impact on Environment
|Links across other subjects within resource
Links with Geography, PSHE education, History, Science, Religious education
- With Drama in Mind, by Patrice Baldwin (2004), Spi edition, published by Network Continuum; ISBN
10: 1 85539 094 9. Includes a Drama unit (Unit 4) that supports
teachers in "Creating an Imaginary Culture and Community" with whole
classes as well as detailed descriptions of many basic drama strategies
now listed in the new primary curriculum.
- Planning Process Drama, by Pamela Bowell and Brian Heap (2001), published by David Fulton; ISBN-13: 9781853467196. Supports teachers to plan drama lessons.