Day 1

12 Angry Men Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Set Design

    Kind of Activity:

    Artistic Response


    To use a new medium as a means to understand the theatrical aspect of the work

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.7


    The teacher should begin by showing stills from two different productions of 12 Angry Men by two different theaters. Lead the students in an analysis of the visual elements: what looks the same? What looks different? Is that how you imagined the jury room? What's the difference between your image of it and the images you see here?

    Students should then be asked to sketch a design for the set. Their designs should reflect their understanding of the...

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