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Case Studies

and Lesson plans


DreamYard educators use the DreamYard Framework and their own creative practice to build their lesson plans.

Below we also share some of their stories and example lesson plans to show you the DreamYard approach in action. 

Case Studies

Lesson Plans

The first four lessons are important because they set the tone for the rest of the school year and are key to building a rapport with teaching partners and students.

This rapport is critical because we want all involve to be brave enough to take risks as artists. At DreamYard we use the first four class meetings to create a sense of community and to establish a basic understanding of how art can be used to say something important.

The following are examples of the first four lessons in a DreamYard classroom categorized by art form.

First Four Dance

First Four Music

First Four Poetry/Theater

First Four Maker/Visual Art