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Drama

Knowledge

In their planning, teachers should include a variety of simple tasks (diverse exploration and experimentation activities) to help students acquire and apply the knowledge in this table.

Student constructs knowledge with teacher guidance.

Student applies knowledge by the end of the school year.

 

Student reinvests knowledge.

The statements in bold type indicate knowledge that should be given priority if the program is not taught in all cycles.
Elementary
Cycle One Cycle Two Cycle Three
  1. Language of drama
1 2 3 4 5 6
  1. Expression using the body
    1. Names two expressions using the body related to characters: attitude and gestures
       
    1. Names four expressions using the body related to characters and dramatic action: attitude, gestures, mimicry and movement
       
    1. Names the expressions using the body related to characters and dramatic action: attitude, gestures, mimicry, movement and rhythm
       
  1. Expression using the voice
  • 2.1.   Vocal sounds
    1. Names some noises and sounds related to actions
       
    1. Names some noises and sounds related to actions or emotions
       
  • 2.2.   Speech
    1. Names the following expression using the voice: intensity
       
    1. Names the following expressions using the voice: intensity and duration
       
    1. Names the following expressions using the voice: intensity, duration, pitch and timbre
       
  • 2.3.   Vocal ensemble
    1. Identifies some characteristics of a chorus
       
  1. Performance techniques
1 2 3 4 5 6
  1. Performance conditions
    1. Names the following performance conditions: attention, memorization and direction of gaze
       
    1. Names the following performance conditions: listening, memorization and direction of gaze
       
    1. Names the following performance conditions: concentration, memorization and direction of gaze
       
  1. Vocal techniques
    1. Names one of the following vocal techniques: posture, sound production, breathing or speed of delivery
       
    1. Names some of the following vocal techniques: breathing, posture, sound production, projection of sound, pronunciation and speed of delivery
       
    1. Distinguishes among the following vocal techniques: breathing, posture, sound production, projection of sound, pronunciation, speed of delivery, rhythm and intonation
       
  1. Body techniques
    1. Names one of the following body techniques: relaxation, flexibility or levels
       
    1. Names some of the following body techniques: relaxation, flexibility, rhythms, levels and energy
       
    1. Distinguishes among the following body techniques: relaxation, flexibility, rhythms, levels and energy
       
    1. Identifies new body techniques such as exaggeration or balance/imbalance
       
  1. Expressive elements
    1. Names an expressive element such as the nature of a character
       
    1. Names some expressive elements such as the nature of a character and the characteristics of a story
       
  1. Styles of theatre
1 2 3 4 5 6
  1. Marionettes
    1. Names the basic positions of concealed or full-view manipulation
       
    1. Names the following means of characterizing marionettes: breathing, direction of gaze, gait and voice
       
  1. Clown performance
    1. Names the following comic effects: physical actions, word play, repetition and exaggeration
       
    1. Lists elements of clown comedy such as imitation, reversal of situation, parody of circus games and problem solving
       
  1. Shadow theatre
    1. Names elements of shadow theatre technique such as distance, body position, shadow and special effects
       
  1. Performance in masks
    1. Names elements of mask technique such as direction of gaze, origin and quality of gesture, rhythm and position in space
       
  1. Elements of drama
1 2 3 4 5 6
  1. Space
    1. Names types of simple blocking in a performance space
       
    1. Names types of memorized blocking journey, using place markers
       
    1. Distinguishes playing area from the performance area
       
    1. Identifies the levels in a performance area
       
  1. Object
    1. Names the following functions of an object: imaginary and utilitarian
       
    1. Distinguishes between the functions of an object: imaginary and utilitarian
       
  1. Set design1
           
  1. Costume
    1. Names the function of a costume element
       
    1. Names the function of some costume elements
       
    1. Describes the function of a costume
       
  1. Sound environment
    1. Identifies different vocal effects related to characters
       
    1. Identifies different sound effects related to stories
       
  1. Lighting
    1. Identifies the position of a character in the light
       
    1. Recognizes the intensity and colour of light
       
    1. Names simple lighting effects
       
  1. Structures
1 2 3 4 5 6
  1. Story development
    1. Names a characteristic of continuous story development such as the beginning and ending of the story
       
    1. Names characteristics of continuous story development such as development, plot twists and ending
       
    1. Names the following discontinuous story development: tableaux
       
  1. Types of discourse1
           
  1. Improvisation1
           
  1. Writing1
           
  1. Drama appreciation repertoire
1 2 3 4 5 6
  1. Types of excerpts1
           
1.  Since these elements are evident in action, they are included in the Applications of Knowledge section.

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