How do people convey personal experiences to each other?
Specific Learning Outcome
Developing Practical Knowledge in Drama (PK)
Students will combine elements and techniques and a range of conventions to extend drama practice through a variety of activities.
At the end of this unit students will be able to use elements and conventions of drama to tell a specific story.
Students will experiment, through various drama games, with: role, time, place, action, tension, focus; choral movement and speaking, hot seating, improvisation, tableaux; voice, movement, space, gesture.
Developing Ideas in Drama (DI)
Students will initiate ideas and make individual and collective decisions in order to plan and develop drama.
At the end of this unit students will be able to work collectively to plan and develop a story.
In small groups (approx 4) students will create a prepared improvisation based on a real life experience.
Communicating and Interpreting in Drama (CI)
Students will present and respond to drama and identify ways in which dramatic elements, techniques and conventions combine to create meaning.
At the end of this unit students will be able to identify the way in which elements and conventions were combined in story-telling.
Students will maintain a journal that reflects on the process they go through to prepare their story as well as identifying and reflecting on the way in which elements, conventions and techniques are used in the performances of others.
Understanding Drama in Context (UC)
Students will investigate the purposes of drama in past and present contexts and describe how communities express themselves through drama.
At the end of this unit students will be able to describe the different ways in which stories can, and have been, presented throughout time.
Students will look at the different ways in which stories have been told, by exposure and research into the oral, written and visual traditions of New Zealand and the wider world.
In groups of 4 students will create a 2-3 minute drama based on a life experience of a member of the group or a member of their family. Students will spend 1 cycle (4 periods) planning their drama, 1 cycle (4 periods) rehearsing their drama, and 2 periods polishing their drama.