C&I

Curriculum and Instruction

Standard 1 - Theatre

Key idea: Students will create and perform theatre pieces as well as improvisational drama. They will understand and use the basic elements of theatre in their characterizations, improvisations, and play writing. Students will engage in individual and group theatrical and theatre-related tasks, and will describe the various roles and means of creating, performing, and producing theatre.

Performance Indicators


Elementary

Students will:

  • use creative drama to communicate ideas and feelings
  • imitate experiences through pantomime, play making, dramatic play, story dramatization, story telling, and role playing
  • use language, voice, gesture, movement, and observation to express their experiences and communicate ideas and feelings
  • use basic props, simple set pieces, and costume pieces to establish place, time, and character for the participants
  • identify and use in individual and group experiences some of the roles, processes, and actions for performing and creating theatre pieces and improvisational drama

Intermediate

Students will:

  • use improvisation and guided play writing to communicate ideas and feelings
  • imitate various experiences through pantomime, play making, dramatic play, story dramatization, storytelling, role playing, improvisation and guided play writing
  • use language, voice, gesture, movement and observation to create character and interact with others in improvisation, rehearsal, and performance
  • create props, scenery, and costumes through individual and group effort
  • identify and use, in individual and group experiences, some of the roles, processes, and actions for performing and creating theatre pieces and improvisational drama within the school/ community, and discuss ways to improve them

Commencement

Students will:

  • write monologues and scenes to communicate ideas and feelings
  • enact experiences through pantomime, improvisation, play writing, and script analysis
  • use language, techniques of sound production (articulation, enunciation, diction, and phrasing), techniques of body, movement, posture, stance, gesture, and facial expression and analysis of script to personify character(s); interact with others in improvisation, rehearsal, and performance; and communicate ideas and feelings
  • design and build props, sets, and costumes to communicate the intent of the production
  • make acting, directing, and design choices that support and enhance the intent of the class, school, and/or community productions

Commencement Major Sequence

  • write plays to communicate their ideas and feelings
  • collaborate in the development of original works which reflect life experiences
  • use vocal, movement, and body techniques to create complex characters in monologues, oral interpretation, and scene study
  • create props, scenery, and costumes for different styles of plays
  • carry out acting, directing, and design choices which support and enhance the intent of a production
Last Updated: April 16, 2009