Well, this coming school year, I will be teaching drama for the first time ever. It's only one period, but the extent of my drama knowledge comes from the oh... two drama classes I took in college (only reading plays, no acting), and the one or two plays I teach in my English classes every year. I have zero practical experience and little background knowledge. There is no textbook for the class. Where do I start? Also, how many of your schools have a drama class that puts on a play? In my experience, the school play has been put on by a drama CLUB, because it requires so much extra-curricular time. Just wondering if that's the norm, or if many schools have a play as part of a drama CLASS.