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DRAMA I
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 CLASS PERIODS

3RD PERIOD   

5TH PERIOD  

7TH PERIOD

# OF STUDENTS 

 34

 39

 32

 Participation Average:
including EQs and KWLs

 

 

 Pre-Test Average

 

 

 Unit I Test Average

 

Progress Report Average  

 

Unit 2 Test Average

 

 Report Card Average

 

 

 

 

 

 


Drama I is an elective for all grade levels at GHS. 
The classes are made up of thirty to forty students who have
various levels of theatre experience from none to extensive. 
I am looking forward to having my more experienced students
teach my inexperienced ones. 

We will focus on incorporating all fine arts into our drama
program this year.  As an example, improvisation can be
applied throughout drama, art, and music, all of which we
will explore.  Hopefully, by incorporating all the arts into
Drama I, students will be able to discover their own fine arts
interest and develop it as they continue their career at GHS.   


Class will begin with a journal entry addressing the essential
question of the day. Theatre vocabulary words will be studied
with each activity. Students will be involved in activities that
put into practice the objectives of the day and will be graded
for their participation in class, written journal entries,
worksheets, and tests.

SOURCE #1: BASIC DRAMA PROJECTS

By: Fran Averett Tanner, Ph.D.

Unit One: Begin with the Basics (Warm-up, Observation,
Pantomime, Improvisation)
   
     
 

Unit Two: Elements of Acting (Movement, Stage Directions, Voice Production
and Articulation, Ensemble Work)
       
 

 
Unit Three: Creating a Character
(Character Analysis, Character Development,
Dramatic Roles, Comic Roles)

     
    

Unit Four: The Play: From Vision to Reality
(The Playwright,
The Director and Producer, The Cast, Blocking, Attend a Play)

   
  
Arthur Miller                August Wilson         William Shakespeare



Unit Five: Technical Theatre
(Set Design and Construction, Lighting,
Sound, Costumes, Makeup, Props)


Unit Six: Theatre and Its Counterparts (Musical Theatre, Other Theatre Forms,
Stage to Film, Movies, Television, Critique a Performance)

Unit Seven: Exploring Theatre History (The Dawn of Theatre, The Middle
Ages to 1800, 1800 to the Present)


Unit Eight: Monologues and Scenes

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SOURCE #2: THEATRE GAMES AND BEYOND
(a creative approach for performers)
by: Amiel Schotz

Unit 1: Group Orientation
Unit 2: Trust

Unit 3: Warming Up
Unit 4: Developing the Senses
Unit 5: Coordination and Interaction
Unit 6: Cooperation
Unit 7: Reality
Unit 8: Sensitivity and Communication
Unit 9: Transformation, Discovery and Spontaneity
Unit 10: Characters and Stories 

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THEATRE STANDARDS

I.  PLAYWRITING/
SCRIPTWRITING

 Students will improvise, write and refine scripts based on personal experience, heritage, imagination, literature, and history for informal and formal theatre productions.

 

II. ACTING 

Students will develop, communicate, and sustain character in informal and formal productions.

  

III. DESIGNING/
STAGE CRAFT

 Students will develop designs and plans that clearly support the environment described in the script for informal and formal productions.

 

IV. DIRECTING

 Students will interpret dramatic texts and organize and conduct the rehearsals for informal and formal theatre.

  
V. RESEARCHING

 Students will locate, explore, examine, and integrate cultural and historical information to theatre.

 

VI. CONNECTING

 Students will connect, compare, and incorporate ideas and concepts of theatre within the art form and to other disciplines.

 

VII. VALUING AND RESPONDING

 Students will analyze, evaluate, and derive meaning from theatre, film, television, and electronic media.

 

VII. HISTORICAL/
CULTURAL

 Students will understand and integrate information from past and present cultures and times to enhance theatrical knowledge and experiences.