Middle School Drama--Curricular Goals

Overview

 

Middle School Students will:

 

I.)  DEVELOP INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL PERSONAL RESOURCES

A.)  Use the body and voice expressively.

B.)  Express character through movement and voice.

C.) Develop sensory awareness.

D.) Develop personal creativity.

 

II.)  DEVELOP INTERPERSONAL SKILLS AND AWARENESS

A.)  Cooperate in teams to solve problems.

B.)  Place self in other contexts--walk in others' shoes.

C.)  Observe and criticize one another's work.

 

III.)  DEVELOP AESTHETIC SENSITIVITY AND UNDERSTANDING

A.) Develop an appreciation of the Theatre.

B.)  Attend live theatre presentations.

C.)  Evaluate the success of dramatic expressions both in class and in formal performances.

D.) Understand formal elements of drama.

E.) Use dramatic elements in a clear and controlled way.

F.) Compare and contrast art forms such as theatre, music, visual art, dance, electronic media, etc, and incorporate them into classroom performances.

G.) Articulate personal reactions to several art forms.

H.) Compare theatre and other dramatic media to real life.

 

IV.)  CREATE THEATRE THROUGH ARTISTIC COLLABORATION

A.)  Create/WRITE scripts.

B.)  ACT/role-play.

C.) DIRECT classroom theatre.

D.) DESIGN environments for theatre.

E.) Conduct research to support dramatic work.

 

V.)  RELATE DRAMA TO ITS LARGER CONTEXT

A.) Recognize the role of theatre, film, television and other media in daily life.

B.) Develop awareness of multicultural concepts in the theatre.

C.) Develop awareness of historical heritage of the theatre.

D.) Explore careers in the theatre and related fields.

 

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