Drama Outcomes

Grade 1/2

UNDERSTANDINGS

CREATING

  • we can communicate our ideas, feelings, and experiences through our artwork
  • we solve problems during the creative process by thinking critically and imaginatively
  • applying a range of strategies helps us to express ourselves
  • we are receptive to the value of working individually and collaboratively to create art

RESPONDING

  • we are receptive to art practices and artworks from different cultures, places and times (including our own)
  • people communicate ideas, feelings, and experiences through the arts
  • we can reflect on and learn from the different stages of creating
  • there is a relationship between the artist and the audience

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS

DRAMA

  • ELEMENTS OF DRAMA (Role and Character, Situation, Voice and Movement, Purpose, Audience)
  • share drama with different audiences by participating, listening and watching
  • communicates verbally by using the voice to explore and show role and situation
  • communicates nonverbally by using facial expression and movement to explore and show role and situation
  • takes turns in offering and accepting ideas, and stays in role in short improvisations
  • offers reasons for, understands and accepts different people's opinions in drama
  • talks about how they use their voices and movements and space in drama
  • shows a clear understanding of the difference between their performance spaces and audience spaces
  • identifies where they might see and hear drama in their lives and communities
  • explores how people express cultural knowledge through drama
  • includes story structures in their drama and includes other art forms in their drama
  • plans and develops ideas and stories with peers
  • talks about what makes drama a distinctive art form and why people use drama
  • understands through drama that people have different feelings about the world

Grade 3/4

UNDERSTANDINGS

CREATING

  • arts have the power to influence thinking and behaviour
  • we make connections between our artwork and that of others to extend our thinking
  • we can explore our personal interests, beliefs, and values through arts

RESPONDING

  • When experiencing arts, we make connections between different cultures, places and times.
  • People explore issues, beliefs and values through arts.
  • There are different kinds of audiences responding to different arts.
  • We use what we know to interpret arts and deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS

DRAMA

  • ELEMENTS OF DRAMA (Role and Character, Situation, Voice and Movement, Purpose, Tension, Space and Time, Language, ideas and dramatic action, Audience)
  • applies story structures in their drama, uses roles and events to create dramatic tension
  • plans and rehearses their scripted drama for a live or virtual performance
  • experiments with loudness/softness, pace and pitch of their voices to create role
  • varies their facial expressions and movements to create roles and situations
  • attends to body language and stage position
  • explores and understands personal and cultural differences in body language
  • makes improvisations that explore issues and ideas using empathy
  • responds as an audience member
  • identifies features and use of the elements of drama from other places and times
  • understands that social and cultural backgrounds explain how and why different groups create drama to represent their culture
  • considers various viewpoints, gives and receives feedback
  • talks and writes about meaning of a performance and gives interpretations
  • watches and responds to dramas performed by real and student performers

Grade 5/6

UNDERSTANDINGS

CREATING

  • We act on the responses to our artwork to inform and challenge our artistic development.
  • We explore a range of possibilities and perspectives to communicate in broader ways through our creative work.
  • Arts provide opportunities to explore our creative potential and engage in a personal artistic journey

RESPONDING

-Through exploring arts across cultures, places and times we can appreciate that people innovate.

- People communicate across cultures, places and times through arts.

- The arts provide us with multiple perspectives.

- We reflect and act on the responses to our creative work.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS

DRAMA

  • ELEMENTS OF DRAMA (Role and Character, Relationships, Situation, Voice and Movement, Purpose, Tension, Space and Time, Language, ideas and dramatic action, Mood and Atmosphere, Audience)
  • moves from creating roles to developing characters and relationships in drama
  • varies use of voice, projection, use of dynamics, pace, pause and pitch to create and communicate characters intentions
  • varies the way they move on stage for dramatic effect, is cognizant of stage positioning and its effect in the audience
  • chooses props, costumes, instruments and available technologies such as light, sound and multimedia to enhance dramatic action
  • shows understanding of the purpose of rehearsing drama and the need for collaboration
  • understands importance of tension to dramatic meaning
  • remembers lines, moves, and cues
  • explores and applies different performance styles
  • compares different ways improvisation and scripted drama create characters and action
  • explores intercultural communication by considering perspectives, exploring responses and challenging stereotypes
  • talks and writes about how cultural understandings shape meanings in drama
  • identifies and discusses different performance styles and the portrayal of different roles and relationships in the drama
  • identifies and explores different ways that tension action is created