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PED 2140 D Session 2 Drama January 20 th 2012. Thoughts/questions about engaging students through the arts? Turn and talk for 2 minutes then be prepared to share your thoughts. Drama has been described as ‘the great interrogator’... Why?.

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PED 2140 D

Session 2

Drama

January 20th 2012


Thoughts/questions about engaging students through the arts?

Turn and talk for 2 minutes then be prepared to share your thoughts.


Drama has been described as ‘the great interrogator’... Why?

You have 3 minutes, on your own, to think of ways to use drama as a vehicle to explore the subject you have in your hand.

Find others in the room with the same subject and share your ideas. Create a ‘master’ list of ideas.




The purpose? Why?

The point?

To break down barriers, to create community...

In order to engage with drama in the classroom there must be trust.

Everyone has to feel comfortable, safe and included.


Drama games – age and maturity level do count! Why?

Dude

The Blob

Hand squeeze

The plank



The fundamentals: Why?

3 overall expectations

Creating and Presenting

Reflecting, Responding and Analysing

Exploring Forms and Cultural Contexts

How are these different grade to grade?


The Fundamentals: Why?

Role/character

Relationship

Time and place

Tension

Focus

Emphasis



Drama requires the students (and teacher) to question and to explore beneath the surface... It requires students responses to be deeper than the regurgitation of information. Drama requires the exploration of the world and the people, places and things within it. Drama requires that students build on their innate creativity... not accept pat answers.

Art at the Heart, A Practical Guide to Dance and Drama in Elementary Schools.


Role/Character explore beneath the surface... It requires students responses to be deeper than the regurgitation of information. Drama requires the exploration of the world and the people, places and things within it. Drama requires that students build on their innate creativity... not accept pat answers.

Where do I start?


Gr. 1 - explore beneath the surface... It requires students responses to be deeper than the regurgitation of information. Drama requires the exploration of the world and the people, places and things within it. Drama requires that students build on their innate creativity... not accept pat answers.demonstrate understanding of the element of character by adopting thoughts, feelings and gestures relevant to the role being played.

Gr. 6 - build belief in a role and establish its dramatic context.

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Gr. 1 - plan and shape dramatic play by building on the ideas of others

Gr. 6 - plan and shape the direction of the drama or role play by introducing new perspectives and ideas


Relationship? explore beneath the surface... It requires students responses to be deeper than the regurgitation of information. Drama requires the exploration of the world and the people, places and things within it. Drama requires that students build on their innate creativity... not accept pat answers.

If you had been working on a role play exercise with your class, what questions might you ask in order to extend their thinking about relationship as an element of drama?

Pick a grade, review how relationship is defined for that grade... So, what questions might you ask?


Time and place: explore beneath the surface... It requires students responses to be deeper than the regurgitation of information. Drama requires the exploration of the world and the people, places and things within it. Drama requires that students build on their innate creativity... not accept pat answers.

Establishing time and place –

narrative structure

Production – is ‘stuff’ necessary?


Tension, focus emphasis: explore beneath the surface... It requires students responses to be deeper than the regurgitation of information. Drama requires the exploration of the world and the people, places and things within it. Drama requires that students build on their innate creativity... not accept pat answers.

Check out the grades 

You Can't Handle The Truth - YouTube.flv


How does this clip make you feel? explore beneath the surface... It requires students responses to be deeper than the regurgitation of information. Drama requires the exploration of the world and the people, places and things within it. Drama requires that students build on their innate creativity... not accept pat answers.

Does it remind you of any other movie or story?

If you were directing the scene is there anything you would change?

Does this remind you of anything in real life?


Exploring forms: explore beneath the surface... It requires students responses to be deeper than the regurgitation of information. Drama requires the exploration of the world and the people, places and things within it. Drama requires that students build on their innate creativity... not accept pat answers.

2 minutes, how many forms of drama can you identify?


Cultural contexts? explore beneath the surface... It requires students responses to be deeper than the regurgitation of information. Drama requires the exploration of the world and the people, places and things within it. Drama requires that students build on their innate creativity... not accept pat answers.

Links to social studies?

The community?


http://resources.curriculum.org/arts/creative.shtml explore beneath the surface... It requires students responses to be deeper than the regurgitation of information. Drama requires the exploration of the world and the people, places and things within it. Drama requires that students build on their innate creativity... not accept pat answers.


Autobiography in 5 short chapters explore beneath the surface... It requires students responses to be deeper than the regurgitation of information. Drama requires the exploration of the world and the people, places and things within it. Drama requires that students build on their innate creativity... not accept pat answers.


To script or not to script... explore beneath the surface... It requires students responses to be deeper than the regurgitation of information. Drama requires the exploration of the world and the people, places and things within it. Drama requires that students build on their innate creativity... not accept pat answers.

‘It is not recommended that students at the elementary level be given instruction in formal drama or theatre techniques (e.g. memorizing scripts ...)’

The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1 – 8, The Arts


Reader’s Theatre? explore beneath the surface... It requires students responses to be deeper than the regurgitation of information. Drama requires the exploration of the world and the people, places and things within it. Drama requires that students build on their innate creativity... not accept pat answers.

Not memorized

Props and tools:

Masks

Puppets

Basic clothing/cloth

Hats


Next week: explore beneath the surface... It requires students responses to be deeper than the regurgitation of information. Drama requires the exploration of the world and the people, places and things within it. Drama requires that students build on their innate creativity... not accept pat answers.

You will need to bring scissors, pencils, probably markers... We are going to create some visual art and if you would like to work in a particular medium you may want to bring some

Consider drying time... 


Exit Card explore beneath the surface... It requires students responses to be deeper than the regurgitation of information. Drama requires the exploration of the world and the people, places and things within it. Drama requires that students build on their innate creativity... not accept pat answers.


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