Class: Year 9 Drama Level 4 Date: Term 1



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Class: Year 9 Drama - Level 4


Date: Term 1

Duration: 11 weeks (32 Periods)




Unit/Topic/Theme: Telling my story

Human Connection:

How do people convey personal experiences to each other?






Strand

Achievement Objective

Specific Learning Outcome

Specific Task(s)

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.



Summative Assessment


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.




Resources/Materials

Oral Stories

Written Stories

Visual Stories

Beowulf – Seamus Heaney CD

Waiata


The Yogi and the Cobra

Extraordinary Creatures – CD

Frankenstein – CD

Music


Prose: Greek Stories

Fairy tales (Anderson)

Chaucer

Bible – King James



Myths (Maui, Rangi & Papa)

Poetry: The Unexploded Bomb

The Ning Nang Nong

Karawana


Other: Cartoon

Poi/Taiha/Haka

Dance


Star Wars – Prologue

Edward Scissorhands – Framing Device

Titanic – Framing Device

Fried Green Tomatoes – Framing Device






Teaching / Learning Sequence

Period

Achievement Objectives


Focus

Resources

1

PK, CI

Development of dramatic techniques

Familiarisation with dramatic elements and conventions


Theatresports / drama games



2

3

4

5

UC, PK, CI


Myths. Legends and Fables of the Ancient World



Greek stories, Chaucer, Beowulf, Fairytales,

The Yogi and the Cobra



6

7

8

9

UC, PK, CI


Stories of New Zealand and the Pacific



Maui Stories, Rangi & Papa, Poi, Taiaha, Waiata, Dance

10

11

12

13

CI, UC

Modern Storytelling

Visual Storytelling - Film

Oral Storytelling – CD’s

Written Storytelling – prose texts


14

15

16

17

PK, DI, CI


Poetry as a form of Storytelling



The Unexploded Bomb – Characterisation

The Ning Nang Nong - Narration



18

19

20

21

PK, DI, CI, UC


Telling My Story

(Preparation)





22

23

24

25

PK, DI, CI, UC


Telling My Story

(Rehearsal)





26

27

28

29

PK, DI, CI, UC

Telling My Story

(Polishing)






30

31

PK, DI, CI, UC

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT


Presentation incl. Portfolio

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Teaching / Learning Reflection

What went well

Want needs to change

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