Arts Ed Drama 9
Outcome: CP9.4 – Demonstrate how roles may be developed and how dramatic characters communicate meaning to an audience.
Outcome: CP9.5 – Manipulate drama strategies and theatrical elements (e.g., story, character, design, space) to achieve dramatic purpose.
a. Propose how best to incorporate various drama strategies to achieve intentions.
b. Demonstrate awareness of how focus is maintained and shifts as the drama unfolds.
c. Reflect on sources and function of tension in the drama work.
d. Examine how contrast functions within the drama work.
e. Negotiate skillfully and work toward consensus in dramatic work.
f. Recognize and refine how roles and characters function in drama work.
g. Propose ideas for use of symbols in drama work.
h. Manipulate tension, focus, contrast, and symbol to help achieve intention.
i. Propose when to use different strategies to communicate ideas effectively.
j. Collaborate on development of technical theatre elements to support dramatic purpose (e.g., lighting, set, costume, sound design).
In grade 9, Drama is a 6 week experimental course. Below I provide both units that I taught during the six weeks. As well, I am providing the rubrics and assignments that I conducted for both units. Everything meshes together, as you will see.
Unit Outline: Drama Outline
Movement and Voice Activities /Assignments:
Most of the activities that I conducted are described in the outline. These units have more exploratory activities than assignments.