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Drama

Applications of Knowledge

Competency 3 – To appreciate dramatic works, personal productions and those of classmates

Competency 1 – To invent short scenes
Competency 2 – To interpret short scenes

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. To examine an excerpt from a dramatic work or a dramatic production for elements of content
1 2 3 4 5 6
    1. Observes some subject-specific elements in student productions
       
    1. Observes some subject-specific elements in excerpts of works past and present, from here and elsewhere
       
  1. Language of drama
  • 1.1.   Expression using the body
    1. Observes some of the following expressions using the body: attitude and gestures related to the characters
       
    1. Observes some of the following expressions using the body: attitude, gestures, mimicry and movement related to the characters or the dramatic action
       
    1. Observes some of the following expressions using the body: gestures, attitude, mimicry, movement and rhythm related to the characters or the dramatic action
       
  • 1.2.   Expression using the voice
    • 1.2.1   Vocal sounds
    1. Locates some of the following expressions using the voice in dramatic action: noises and sounds
       
    1. Locates some of the following expressions using the voice in dramatic action or related to the character’s emotions: noises and sounds
       
    1. Verifies the pertinence of the noises and sounds used in dramatic action or related to the character’s emotions
       
    • 1.2.2   Speech
    1. Observes the intensity of the voice related to the nature of the character
       
    1. Observes the intensity of the voice related to the character’s nature and emotions
       
    1. Verifies the pertinence of the choice of intensity, timbre and pitch related to the character’s nature and emotions
       
    1. Observes the choral effects integrated into the work or production
       
  1. Performance techniques
  • 2.1.   Performance conditions
    1. Observes one of the following performance conditions: attention, memorization or direction of gaze
       
    1. Observes some of the following performance conditions: listening, memorization and direction of gaze
       
    1. Observes some of the following performance conditions: concentration, memorization and direction of gaze
       
  • 2.2.   Rules that apply to group performance
    1. Locates a performance direction used
       
    1. Locates some of the performance directions used
       
    1. Verifies the accuracy of the performance directions used
       
  • 2.3.   Vocal techniques
    1. Observes one of the following vocal techniques: posture, sound production, speed of delivery
       
    1. Observes some of the following vocal techniques: breathing, posture, sound production, projection of sound, pronunciation, speed of delivery
       
    1. Verifies the pertinence of the vocal techniques used: breathing, posture, sound production, projection of sound, pronunciation, rhythm, intonation, speed of delivery
       
  • 2.4.   Body techniques
    1. Observes one of the following body techniques: relaxation, flexibility, levels
       
    1. Observes some of the following body techniques: relaxation, flexibility, levels, rhythms, energy
       
    1. Verifies the pertinence of the body techniques used: relaxation, flexibility, levels, rhythms, energy
       
    1. Observes exaggeration, balance, imbalance
       
  • 2.5.   Expressive elements
    1. Observes an expressive element used to show the nature of the character
       
    1. Observes some expressive elements used to show the nature of the character
       
    1. Observes the expressive elements used to show the nature of the character
       
  1. Styles of theatre
  • 3.1.   Marionnettes
    1. Observes the basic positions of concealed or full-view manipulation
       
    1. Observes means used to characterize marionettes such as breathing, direction of gaze, gait and actions
       
  • 3.2.   Clown performance
    1. Observes some of the following comic effects: physical actions, word play, repetition and exaggeration
       
    1. Observes the following elements of clown comedy: imitation, reversal of situation, parody of circus games and problem solving
       
  • 3.3.   Shadow theatre
    1. Observes the following technical elements: distance, body position, shadow and special effects
       
  • 3.4.   Performance in masks
    1. Observes the direction of gaze (nose), the origin and quality of gesture, rhythm and position in space
       
  1. Elements of drama
  • 4.1.   Space
    1. Observes the simple blocking used
       
    1. Verifies the accuracy of the memorized blocking
       
    1. Observes the levels used
       
  • 4.2.   Object
    1. Observes the imaginary or utilitarian function of the object in the story
       
  • 4.3.   Set design
    1. Observes the arrangement of the playing area (space)
       
    1. Observes the arrangement of the playing area (objects and space)
       
    1. Observes the transformation of the playing area (during performance)
       
  • 4.4.   Costume
    1. Observes the choice of a costume element
       
    1. Observes the choice of some costume elements
       
    1. Observes the choice of costume
       
  • 4.5.   Sound environment
    1. Observes different vocal effects related to the character
       
    1. Observes different sound effects related to the story
       
  • 4.6.   Lighting
    1. Observes the position of the character in the light
       
    1. Observes the intensity and colour of the light
       
    1. Observes simple lighting effects
       
  1. Structures
  • 5.1.   Story development
    1. Summarizes the story (beginning and ending)
       
    1. Summarizes the story development, plot twists and ending
       
    1. Identifies the tableaux
       
  1. To examine an excerpt from a dramatic work for sociocultural references
1 2 3 4 5 6
    1. Observes an element representing a sociocultural aspect
       
    1. Locates elements representing a sociocultural aspect
       
  1. To make connections between what he/she has felt and examined
1 2 3 4 5 6
    1. Names an element observed in the short scene that elicited an emotion
       
    1. Explains why an element in particular elicited an emotion
       
    1. Gives an example of the connections made between what he/she felt and the element observed
       
    1. Uses subject-specific vocabulary
       
  1. To make a critical or aesthetic judgment
1 2 3 4 5 6
    1. Shares a preference based on an observation
       
    1. Explains why some elements caught his/her attention
       
    1. Justifies his/her point of view after verification
       
    1. Formulates a comment based on his/her observations
       
    1. Formulates comments using examples from his/her observations
       
    1. Compares the short scenes based on his/her observations and the proposed appreciation criteria
       
    1. Uses subject-specific vocabulary
       
  1. To share his/her appreciation experience
1 2 3 4 5 6
    1. Shares significant aspects related to the appreciation of elements of dramatic language, styles of theatre or elements of drama
       
    1. Describes important aspects related to the appreciation of elements of dramatic language, performance techniques, styles of theatre or elements of drama
       
    1. Uses subject-specific vocabulary
       

Competency 1 – To invent short scenes
Competency 2 – To interpret short scenes

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