Index of all Curriculum Units, 1978-2020
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Dance

African American
95.02.03 Living Pictures Representing The History Of Black Dance

American

Contemporary
84.05.02 Dance Hype in Video—A Positive or Negative Force?

Autobiography
95.02.07 High School Arts: Dance for Literature & Film

Ballet
95.02.07 High School Arts: Dance for Literature & Film

Choreography

and Literature
89.03.03 Dramatic Movement Through Family Ties

in Musical Theater
85.02.04 Stepping Into The World of the American Musical Theatre: Dance Sets The Pace

Documentary
95.02.07 High School Arts: Dance for Literature & Film

Family and
90.05.03 The Family as Seen Through Interpretive Dance

and Literature
95.02.07 High School Arts: Dance for Literature & Film

in Musical Theater
95.02.07 High School Arts: Dance for Literature & Film

Poetry and
85.01.05 Rapping and Rhyming—Poetry in Motion
89.02.06 Putting Poetry on Its Feet
91.04.09 Cultural and Personal Identity Through Poetry
95.02.07 High School Arts: Dance for Literature & Film

Dandyism

French
94.02.06 Préciosité and Dandyism: Ages of beauty

Darwin, Charles

Evolution
79.06.01 Methods of Teaching Evolution to Middle School Children

Debate Skills (see Forensics)

Basic
82.03.02 Child Custody

Conflict Resolution
94.01.01 Conflict Resolution: New Rules For Early Primary Grades
00.03.07 Human Cloning, Genetic Engineering and Privacy

Mock Trials
94.01.02 Racism, Discrimination, and the Law

Delphi

Oracles
84.02.02 Twentieth-Century Oracles

Desegregation (see School Desegregation)

Detective Fiction (see Literature)

Dickens, Charles

Literature

Great Expectations
86.01.03 Familial Relationships in "Great Expectations": The Search for Identity

Hard Times and Oliver Twist
81.02.06 The Industrial Revolution

A Tale of Two Cities
79.05.02 Teaching A Tale of Two Cities

Digital Media
19.01.01 Play-based Poetry: An Exploration of Creativity and Digital Media

Ethics of
19.01.09 Analyzing the Power and Responsibility of Media Makers in the Technology Classroom
19.01.06 Examining the Effects of Social Technology Through Analysis of Fiction and Non-Fiction Writing

Research Methods
19.01.02 Consider the Source: Research Skills for Cell Phone Libraries in a Digital Age

Social Impact
19.01.03 Digital Lives and the Impact of Technology: Utopia or Dystopia?
19.01.04 Bridges, Not Walls: Speculative Fiction, Technology, and Social Justice
19.01.06 Examining the Effects of Social Technology Through Analysis of Fiction and Non-Fiction Writing
19.01.07 Living in the Cloud: Private Lives in the Digital Age
19.01.09 Analyzing the Power and Responsibility of Media Makers in the Technology Classroom

Social Media
19.01.06 Examining the Effects of Social Technology Through Analysis of Fiction and Non-Fiction Writing
19.01.08 The iGen: Freeing Their Voice in Cyberspace and the Theater Space

Dinosaurs

History of
85.07.04 Dinosaurs Here Yesterday Gone Today

Diversity (see Multiculturalism)

Dogon Culture
85.06.09 The Invented Kingdom or What to Do When a Sixth Grade Class is Giggling at an African Fertility Figure

Douglass, Frederick
89.05.08 The Roots of The Modern Day African Americans And The Suggested Motivation For A Bright Future (Actual Experiences of Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglass And Joseph Sengbe (Cinque))
95.02.06 Lincoln, Douglass and Black Emergence: Literature and Politics, 1840-1865

Doyle, Sir Arthur
89.04.01 The Mystery of the Undiscovered Values
95.01.07 It’s A Mystery To Me

Drama (see Literature, "Drama" )
94.02.04 Poetry Through the Eyes of An Actor
95.02.09 Teaching Acting Technique and Building a Character Through Cinema
99.02.03 Mexicans: Mythology, Movement and Masterpiece

Actor
95.02.09 Teaching Acting Technique and Building a Character Through Cinema
95.02.10 Literary, Theatrical and Cinematic Approaches to Drama
00.05.01 Tuning the Instrument for Actors and Writers

African American
93.03.09 The Role of the African* Playwright as a Griot
96.03.13 Black Actors in American Cinema
98.04.03 Drama and Destiny

Ancient Greek
84.02.03 Sophocles' Oedipus Rex
84.02.06 Euripides’ Alcestis
84.02.07 The Grouch (Dyskolos) by Menander An Example of Greek New Comedy
91.04.10 Working with Shakespeare, the Poet and Dramatist
93.03.02 Learning and Living through Mythology
98.02.08 Discovering Persephone

Architecture and
93.01.02 Buildings as Backdrops

Audience

Interaction with
99.04.07 Lessons in Drama: Detective Fiction and the Interactive Audience

Children's
85.06.04 Toys Are Us
90.02.01 The Creative Dramatics Cookbook: Recipes for Playmaking
90.02.04 Pick-A-Path Playhouse
90.02.11 Melting Pot Theater: Teaching for Cultural Understanding
93.01.03 Play on Architecture
93.03.01 “The Art of Creative Dramatics Through the Eyes of a Young Child”
93.03.03 Multi-Cultural Theater in Music

Jewish
97.02.07 Blue Monday and Friends: Traditional Jewish Holidays Come Alive through the Art of Story-Telling

Comparative
93.03.05 Windows of the World: Family Identity, and Socialization

The Oxcart, Marques and A Raisin In The Sun, Hansberry
87.02.12 The Oxcart and A Raisin in the Sun: Romanticism, Realism, or Idealism

Contemporary
93.03.10 Remember the Time: An Exploration of History Through Drama
96.03.13 Black Actors in American Cinema

O'Neill, Eugene
88.03.01 An Autobiographical Journey

Directing
95.02.10 Literary, Theatrical and Cinematic Approaches to Drama
16.01.07 Struck to the Soul: Discovering Shakespeare by Directing

Elements of
85.02.02 Roll Up Your Sleeves: Making the American Musical Theater Work in the Classroom
91.04.10 Working with Shakespeare, the Poet and Dramatist

Feminist
90.02.09 What’s A Nice Girl Like Me Doing in a Place Like This?

Film
95.02.08 Friday Funtastic and Friends: The Art of Story-Telling Through Film
95.02.09 Teaching Acting Technique and Building a Character Through Cinema
96.03.01 “Willie Sunday: A Critical Analysis of Factual Information in Film”
96.03.08 People, Places & Pictures
96.03.13 Black Actors in American Cinema
98.01.08 Teaching Ethnicity and Race Through Films
10.02.12 Better Read than Viewed? Contrasting the Novel and Film

Lee, Spike
96.03.10 Representation in Art and Film: Identity and Stereotype

History
79.05.04 Drama in the Classroom: A Ninth-Grade Curriculum Unit
93.03.07 Language Arts And Reading In Theater
93.03.03 Multi-Cultural Theater in Music
93.03.10 Remember the Time: An Exploration of History Through Drama
98.04.03 Drama and Destiny

Improvisation and
93.01.02 Buildings as Backdrops
00.04.05 "What's In Your Medicine Cabinet?" Exploring the Cultural Heritage of Our Personal Belief Systems

Latin American
85.04.01 Three Examples of Pre-Columbian and Early Colonial Drama
97.01.09 Caribbean Voices: Dramatic Scenes Influenced by Latino Culture
99.02.09 Popul Vuh

and Literature
89.03.04 The Family on Stage in the Americas

Literature
79.05.04 Drama in the Classroom: A Ninth-Grade Curriculum Unit
95.02.08 Friday Funtastic and Friends: The Art of Story-Telling Through Film
14.02.08 Defining the American Community: Drama and the Other

Albee, Edward
97.05.10 The Blues Impulse in Drama: Lessons on Racial Pain

Baldwin, James
97.05.10 The Blues Impulse in Drama: Lessons on Racial Pain

and Blues
97.05.10 The Blues Impulse in Drama: Lessons on Racial Pain

Lee, Harper
97.05.10 The Blues Impulse in Drama: Lessons on Racial Pain

Marlowe, Christopher

Doctor Faustus
80.03.01 Marlowe and Faustus: Visceral Magicians of the Theater

Marques, Rene

The Oxcart
82.05.04 An Analysis of “The Oxcart” by René Marqués, Puerto Rican Playwright
86.01.05 Literature As A Mirror of Reality: The Family In Historical and Sociological Perspectives
86.01.08 Sociology Through Five Plays

Miller, Arthur

Death of a Salesman
86.01.05 Literature As A Mirror of Reality: The Family In Historical and Sociological Perspectives
86.01.08 Sociology Through Five Plays
08.04.05 Toward a Democratic Literature: The Study of Miller’s Death of a Salesman and Wilson’s Twentieth Century Cycle in the Twenty-first Century

Moliere
94.02.06 Préciosité and Dandyism: Ages of beauty

The Would-Be Gentleman
86.03.02 Masks, Costumes, Ceremony: Life in Seventeenth Century France

Mystery
89.04.07 Curtain Call: A Dramatic Approach to Detective Fiction
95.01.10 Teaching Detective Fiction Through A Cross Curriculum Unit

Shakespeare, William
79.05.01 Shakespeare: Active and Eclectic
79.05.05 Shakespeare for the Developmental Reader
86.01.06 Romeo and Juliet and Westside Story: Time Stands Still in Literature
86.02.06 The Chronicles of the New World, Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and E.S.O.L Instruction
16.01.02 Breaking the Rules in Shakespeare

As You Like It
87.02.07 Cyclic Symbolism in Sister Carrie

Hamlet
83.05.04 A Hands-On Approach to Teaching Hamlet
16.01.06 Posting Daggers: A Twitter-Centric Approach to Hamlet
16.01.04 Containing Multitudes: Role-Playing and Identity in Literature

King Lear
01.04.06 The Tragic Genre from Classical to Contemporary: King Lear and A Thousand Acres

Macbeth
87.04.04 “By the Pricking of My Thumbs, Something Wicked This Way Comes.” (An exploration of murder and mystery as found in the novels of Ngaio Marsh and the play, “Macbeth,” by William Shakespeare)
10.02.13 Macbeth and Tess of the d'Urbervilles: Intriguing Individuals Revealed through Structure, Setting, Imagery, and Symbols.
16.01.03 Shakespeare: Scenes of Instruction and the Graphic Novel
16.01.05 Macbeth: Gender and Gender Authority

The Merchant of Venice
16.01.01 Character and Choice in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

Much Ado About Nothing
93.03.10 Remember the Time: An Exploration of History Through Drama

Romeo and Juliet
10.02.06 Creating Character: Performance, Analysis, and Social Development Using Romeo and Juliet

Cultural Differences
05.01.02 Cultural Distinctions of the Central Themes in Romeo and Juliet

The Tempest
86.02.06 The Chronicles of the New World, Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and E.S.O.L Instruction
09.01.05 Controlling Sight and Knowledge in The Tempest

Shaw, George Bernard

Pygmalion
85.02.06 The Pygmalion Effect: A Dramatic Study in the Classroom

Theme of Loss
85.02.05 Loving and Losing

Wilder, Thornton

Our Town
86.01.01 The Village and the Stars

Wilson, August
08.04.05 Toward a Democratic Literature: The Study of Miller’s Death of a Salesman and Wilson’s Twentieth Century Cycle in the Twenty-first Century

Monologue Poems

Dramatic Interpretation
94.01.05 To what extent is the application of family law in the best interests of children?

Monologues
93.01.02 Buildings as Backdrops
94.02.05 Dramatic Interpretation of Monologue Poems

Multiculturalism
96.03.08 People, Places & Pictures
99.03.05 New Beginnings
00.04.05 "What's In Your Medicine Cabinet?" Exploring the Cultural Heritage of Our Personal Belief Systems

Musical Theater

History of
85.02.03 American Musical Theater: Making it Work in the Music Classroom
85.02.04 Stepping Into The World of the American Musical Theatre: Dance Sets The Pace

Literary Sources
85.02.01 From Books to Broadway
85.02.02 Roll Up Your Sleeves: Making the American Musical Theater Work in the Classroom
85.02.03 American Musical Theater: Making it Work in the Music Classroom
85.02.06 The Pygmalion Effect: A Dramatic Study in the Classroom
86.01.06 Romeo and Juliet and Westside Story: Time Stands Still in Literature

Performances

Acting Instruction
83.05.05 Salvage the Senses
83.05.07 The Teacher Directs: The Experience of Movement in Literature

Exercises
85.02.06 The Pygmalion Effect: A Dramatic Study in the Classroom

and Dance
89.03.03 Dramatic Movement Through Family Ties

Musical Theater
85.02.01 From Books to Broadway
85.02.02 Roll Up Your Sleeves: Making the American Musical Theater Work in the Classroom
85.02.04 Stepping Into The World of the American Musical Theatre: Dance Sets The Pace
85.02.06 The Pygmalion Effect: A Dramatic Study in the Classroom
85.02.07 Stage Line/Time Line: A Musical Adventure

Poetry and
85.01.06 Working with Poetry: An Actor’s Approach

Writing Instruction in
85.02.01 From Books to Broadway

Poetry and
89.02.06 Putting Poetry on Its Feet
90.02.05 The Preparation of a Play to be Performed before a School Audience
94.02.04 Poetry Through the Eyes of An Actor

Mystery
95.01.10 Teaching Detective Fiction Through A Cross Curriculum Unit

Performance
93.03.04 Drama and African American Folktales: Addressing the Social Development Needs of My Students

Exercises
80.03.03 Contemporary Drama: A Unit In Boundary-Breaking
80.03.08 Character Analysis: The Search for Self
90.02.01 The Creative Dramatics Cookbook: Recipes for Playmaking
90.02.05 The Preparation of a Play to be Performed before a School Audience
91.05.02 Dramatic Release of Stress
93.02.02 Folktakes—The Mirror of Humanity
93.03.08 A Playwriting Project for 8th Grade Theatre Students
95.02.09 Teaching Acting Technique and Building a Character Through Cinema
97.06.11 A Dramatic World: An Eighth Grade Theater Curriculum for Earth’s Future Caretakers

Foreign Language Instruction and
82.05.01 Adapting Narratives for Skits to Teach Language through Drama
90.02.11 Melting Pot Theater: Teaching for Cultural Understanding

Improvisation
93.03.08 A Playwriting Project for 8th Grade Theatre Students

Basic
80.03.02 Dramatize English
80.03.04 Images of Black Women in Drama
80.03.07 The Family on Stage: Creative Play Production in the Classroom
90.02.02 Improvisional Drama-Without Words
90.02.10 Acting Up In Contemporary Law

Play Production

General
80.03.07 The Family on Stage: Creative Play Production in the Classroom
90.02.05 The Preparation of a Play to be Performed before a School Audience

Marques, Rene

The Oxcart
82.05.04 An Analysis of “The Oxcart” by René Marqués, Puerto Rican Playwright

Playwriting
80.03.05 Script Writing as a Means to Effective Writing
80.03.06 Drama in the Classroom
89.05.07 Playing with American Folk Heroes of the Nineteenth Century
90.02.07 “Come-Alive” Social Studies: A Study of Cultures Through Play-Writing
93.03.07 Language Arts And Reading In Theater
93.03.08 A Playwriting Project for 8th Grade Theatre Students
93.03.09 The Role of the African* Playwright as a Griot
95.02.10 Literary, Theatrical and Cinematic Approaches to Drama
96.04.10 Dramatizing the Immigrant Experience
97.01.09 Caribbean Voices: Dramatic Scenes Influenced by Latino Culture
05.01.02 Cultural Distinctions of the Central Themes in Romeo and Juliet

American Speeches
98.04.10 Lessons in Drama: Learning about American Political Thought

Shakespeare, William
79.05.01 Shakespeare: Active and Eclectic
79.05.05 Shakespeare for the Developmental Reader
86.01.06 Romeo and Juliet and Westside Story: Time Stands Still in Literature
86.02.06 The Chronicles of the New World, Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and E.S.O.L Instruction
87.04.04 “By the Pricking of My Thumbs, Something Wicked This Way Comes.” (An exploration of murder and mystery as found in the novels of Ngaio Marsh and the play, “Macbeth,” by William Shakespeare)
93.03.10 Remember the Time: An Exploration of History Through Drama
01.04.06 The Tragic Genre from Classical to Contemporary: King Lear and A Thousand Acres

As You Like It
87.02.07 Cyclic Symbolism in Sister Carrie

Hamlet
83.05.04 A Hands-On Approach to Teaching Hamlet

King Lear
01.04.06 The Tragic Genre from Classical to Contemporary: King Lear and A Thousand Acres

Macbeth
87.04.04 “By the Pricking of My Thumbs, Something Wicked This Way Comes.” (An exploration of murder and mystery as found in the novels of Ngaio Marsh and the play, “Macbeth,” by William Shakespeare)

Much Ado About Nothing
93.03.10 Remember the Time: An Exploration of History Through Drama

Romeo and Juliet

Cultural Differences
05.01.02 Cultural Distinctions of the Central Themes in Romeo and Juliet

The Tempest
86.02.06 The Chronicles of the New World, Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and E.S.O.L Instruction
09.01.05 Controlling Sight and Knowledge in The Tempest

Social Problem Solving
90.02.03 We Are One
90.02.06 Drama: A Family Connection
90.02.07 “Come-Alive” Social Studies: A Study of Cultures Through Play-Writing
90.02.08 The Amistad Affair: Problem Solving Applied Through Theater
98.04.03 Drama and Destiny

Teaching of
97.01.09 Caribbean Voices: Dramatic Scenes Influenced by Latino Culture
99.03.05 New Beginnings

with Pantomime and Staging
83.05.01 The American Dream and Experience in Literature
83.05.02 Acting Out or “As the School Turns”
83.05.04 A Hands-On Approach to Teaching Hamlet
90.02.02 Improvisional Drama-Without Words
91.04.09 Cultural and Personal Identity Through Poetry

Voice
00.05.01 Tuning the Instrument for Actors and Writers
07.01.07 Poetry and Prose to Increase Literacy and Writing Skills

Women
97.03.06 A Very American Journey: The Lives and Accomplishments of Six Notable American Women
98.04.03 Drama and Destiny

Dreiser, Theodore

Sister Carrie
87.02.07 Cyclic Symbolism in Sister Carrie

Drugs

Use by Adolescents
85.08.08 Statistical Drug Abuse and Adolescents in the U.S.A.
86.05.01 Graphing Current Drug Data
91.05.04 Choices That Adolescents Make
09.04.03 How the Brain Learns

Tobacco
01.01.05 Making Choices about Tobacco Use

Dunbar, Paul Lawrence
94.02.07 We, Too, Sing America



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