Nothing great, but some ideas to think about:

http://www.schoolzone.co.uk/resources/articles/GoodPractice/classroom/Drama_skills.asp

Also, there is a book by a man named Robert Keith Sawyer who studied many improv groups (two of them were studied while the great, Dana Allande O'Brien was in them) and then wrote a book comparing their activities both in rehearsal and onstage to that of preschool children in pretend play. the name of the book is: Pretend Play as Improvisation: A Conversation in the Preschool Classroom. I haven't read the whole t
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]]In reference to your previous email, I am happy to do something with the
associates along the lines of improv games in the classroom both as a tool
to teach community and as little time wasters in those moments where a
whole lesson can't be taught and you need little games. Also I could
incorporate classroom meetings in there if necessary.
 
As for lessons, here goes:
 
Science:
 
Water (in the sense of water cycle and conservation) both K and 2-3
Simple machines - 2-3
Inventions - 2-3
Habitats -K and 2-3
Insects - 1-3
Plants/gardening 1-3
Kitchen science 1-3
Solar System K-3
 
 
Social Studies
Chicago! 2-3
(the water unit ties in well with that)
Native Americans 3
Immigration 2-3
Geography of the USA 2-3
 
Language Arts
Poetry k-3
Using Improv as a way to be inspired to write 2-3
 
I'm sure there are more, but is this okay for starters?
thanks for doing this!
Dana
 
hing, but definitely worth a read if you are interested in both supporting play in your curriculum and using improv as a way to work with your students.