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Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Theatre: Level I
All Resources: 9
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 9
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 0
1.) Identify basic elements of theatrical training, including vocalization, kinesthetics, and emotional and intellectual processing.

•  Demonstrating ways an actor controls voice through pitch, rate, volume, pronunciation, and enunciation
•  Developing characters through various postures, gestures, and facial expressions
•  Identifying basic stage directions
Examples: upstage, downstage, stage left, stage right, wing

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•  Using high, medium, and low spatial levels to enhance the effectiveness of a scene
Examples:

- high--standing;

- medium--sitting;

- low--kneeling, crouching

•  Demonstrating a variety of actor positions or profiles
Examples: one fourth, one half, full, back

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Theatre: Level I
All Resources: 9
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 9
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 0
2.) Describe the acting process, including memorizing, determining, and enacting character objectives and motives; listening; and maintaining concentration.

•  Using the acting process to perform a monologue or dialogue
•  Using improvisation to discover character and motivation
•  Demonstrating understanding of text, subtext, and context through improvisation
•  Identifying the structural elements of plot in a script or production
Examples: exposition, complication, crisis, climax or resolution

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Theatre: Level I
All Resources: 8
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 8
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 0
3.) Identify basic components of staging a production, including set design, blocking, costumes, lighting, and sound.

•  Selecting sets, props, costumes, lighting, and sounds to support a drama
•  Producing a rehearsal notebook that includes a record of acting choices, directions, and blocking
•  Analyzing the technical parts of a theatre facility and their functions, including flats, platforms, backdrops, cyclorama, and drapery, to determine their roles in effectively staging a production
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Theatre: Level I
All Resources: 10
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 10
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 0
4.) Explain emotional responses to the whole as well as to the parts of a dramatic performance.

•  Discussing different goals and feelings of characters
•  Comparing character wants and needs to personal wants and needs
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Theatre: Level I
All Resources: 11
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 11
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 0
5.) Use appropriate theatre vocabulary, including blocking, character, scene, empathy, aesthetics, and enunciation, to describe theatrical experiences.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Theatre: Level I
All Resources: 9
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 9
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 0
6.) Explain artistic choices made collaboratively by a group.

•  Choosing special effects to enhance a story
Examples: lighting, sound, technology

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Theatre: Level I
All Resources: 5
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 5
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 0
7.) Explain legal and ethical ramifications of using another's work in a production, including copyright and intellectual property rights issues.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Theatre: Level I
All Resources: 9
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 7
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 2
8.) Compare various theatre styles from different time periods and cultures.

Examples: theatre in ancient Greece, Kabuki in Japan, commedia dell'arte in Italy

•  Designing masks, puppets, props, and sets in a variety of styles
Examples: Japanese shadow puppets, Noh masks

•  Describing the use of literary historical archetypes as dramatic characters
Examples: Greek hero, chivalrous knight in Arthurian legend, Shakespeare's tragic hero

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Theatre: Level I
All Resources: 9
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 9
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 0
9.) Identify ways the arts influence and are influenced by culture and politics.

Examples: music growing from protests of Vietnam war helping to change public opinion against the war, plays bringing attention to the plight of women who have been ignored and ruled by a male-dominated world

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Theatre: Level I
All Resources: 8
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 8
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 0
10.) Use theatre skills to communicate ideas from other curriculum areas.

Examples: establishing a Reader's Theatre for poetry readings, writing scripts of historical events, utilizing acting techniques to represent simple machines

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Theatre: Level I
All Resources: 6
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 5
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 1
11.) Identify job requirements for a variety of theatre and theatre-related careers.

Example: costume designer--responsible for reading script and planning costume design appropriate to period, character, and production concepts

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Theatre: Level I
All Resources: 7
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 7
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 0
12.) Identify various uses of technology, including the Internet, in theatrical design.

Examples: graphic design software, intelligent lighting

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