Curricular Goals Jr.K-5
I.) DEVELOP INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL PERSONAL RESOURCES
A.) Develop body awareness and spatial perception.
1.) Develop rhythmic sense.
2.) Analyze and imitate physical movement.
3.) Express moods and concepts through movement.
B.) Develop sensory awareness.
1.) Analyze and imitate sounds.
2.) Recall and express personal sensory experiences.
3.) Incorporate sensory information into story.
C.) Develop personal creativity.
II.) DEVELOP INTERPERSONAL SKILLS AND AWARENESS
A.) Join with and respond to others in group dramatic activities.
1.) Improvise group scenes and dialogue.
2.) Observe and criticize one another's work.
B.) Cooperate in teams to solve problems.
1.) Master mirror techniques.
2.) Interact within dramatizations.
C.) Place self in other contexts--walk in others' shoes.
1.) Draw parallels between drama activities and real life.
2.) Use drama as metaphor.
III.) DEVELOP AESTHETIC SENSITIVITY AND THEATRE SKILLS
A.) Compare and connect performance forms.
1.) View and discuss live theatre performances.
2.) Describe the aspects of visual art, music and dance that exist in theatre.
3.) Compare the ways ideas and emotions are expressed in theatre, television and film, dance, music, and visual art.
4.) Recognize and analyze important dramatic concepts.
B.) Analyze and explain personal preferences and personal resources.
1.) Identify and describe the visual, aural, and kinetic elements of dramatic performances.
2.) Explain how the characters' situation, needs, goals, etc. are similar to or different from their own.
3.) Articulate personal emotional responses to dramatic performances.
4.) Analyze their own and peers' dramatizations and put forth constructive ideas for improving both the product (result) and the process of getting to the product.
IV.) CREATE THEATRE THROUGH ARTISTIC COLLABORATION
A.) Create/WRITE scripts.
1.) Plan and record improvisations based on personal experience, imagination, literature and history.
2.) Collaborate to select and create characters, situations, and environments.
3.) Improvise dialogue.
4.) Formalize improvisations by writing or otherwise recording the dialogue, stage directions, etc.
1.) Assume roles and interact in improvisations.
2.) Imagine and clearly describe characters.
3.) Use variations in movement and voice for different characters.
4.) Remain in role while contributing to the furtherance of a story.
C.) DIRECT classroom theatre.
1.) Collaboratively plan and prepare improvisations and other classroom dramatizations.
2.) Supervise one another in personal projects and in group scenes.
D.) DESIGN environments for theatre.
1.) Visualize environments and create designs to communicate locale and mood.
2.) Collaborate to create playing spaces for classroom theatre.
3.) Organize materials for costumes, sets, props and lighting.
4.) Make aesthetic choices in selecting movement, music and other sound, and visual elements to enhance the mood of dramatizations.
V.) RELATE DRAMA TO ITS LARGER CONTEXT
A.) Use role-play to place self in other contexts.
B.) Recognize the role of theatre, film, television and other media in daily life.
1.) Identify and compare similar characters and situations in stories and dramas from various cultures.
2.) Discuss how theatre reflects life.
3.) Identify and discuss reasons for creating dramas.
4.) Identify and discuss reasons for attending theatrical performances, and for viewing other media.
VI.) USE DRAMA AS A LEARNING TOOL
A.) Use role-play to place self into the context of other subjects.
B.) Create theatre based on themes from other subjects.
C.) Do research.
1.) Communicate information to peers about people, places, times, and events related to dramatizations.
2.) Answer questions necessary for the creation of theatre by researching characters, history, etc.