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Wendy-Marie Martin


Theatre impacts the youth in a positive way. By helping with social connections, learning skills to tell a story, and getting to utilize their imagination. This thesis looks at what comes into creating a lesson plan for grades fourth-sixth grade. Each grade will focus on different themes that pertains to what they are learning in their literature classes and what is more relevant topic in their age group. To take what they learn from the classroom and apply it to a real-life scenario. To help those children explore through learning it academically and getting to devise their own shows. It is to aid teaching artists who are just starting off in the field get a sense of where to start. Using evidence from interviewing theatre artists in the field. Doing observations at a school and a children’s theatre. Then to the researchers own personal experiences in working for children’s theaters. The question will then be answered what goes into making a successful lesson plan?