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Spend some time exploring various components of theater such as movement, voice, staging, ensemble, improvisation, characterization, directing, technical elements, and self-concept. They perform in various improvisation exercises and experiment with characterization. Develop the literary applications of such activities by watching and interpreting video or live performances of drama.
Investigate the nature of crime dramas on television. What exactly are they trying to portray? Questions and a comparison chart support learners as they watch shows from Canada, Great Britain, and the United States. An oral presentation wraps it all up and develops critical television participators and thinkers.
Before introducing your class to a play, discuss what a drama is, its structure, and some key elements. There are two main types of plays, tragedies and comedies. While the presentation focuses on identifying each type, consider offering some actual examples (Romeo and Juliet, The Comedy of Errors, etc.). Practice opportunities are woven throughout the show to assess your class.
Tenth graders explore how drama is used in media advertising. They brainstorm ideas related to media and advertising. They examine ads in small groups to deconstruct the ads' effectiveness. They discuss quotes about advertising and write in journals reflecting on ads and how they are used.
New to teaching drama? Don't worry. Here is a set of lessons to guide you through the first five days of class. Activities, rationale, discussion questions, and standards are all provided. You'll be able to introduce your kids to improv, collaborative learning, script writing, and the basics of acting.
Discuss the lives of artists in the Lyme Art Colony in the 1900s with this resource. Young historians write and perform a short scene depicting individuals who lived in the Griswold boardinghouse, used by the colony artists. They use the Florence Griswold Museum's online resources to gather information about the people of the art colony.
Have a blast comparing and contrasting ancient Greek and Roman cultures with this entertaining and educational powerpoint, which is as well-organized as it is thorough. Students will find the differences between the Greeks and Romans interesting, noting that Greeks enjoyed drama for fun, whereas the Romans preferred violence as entertainment. Cute animations and clever subtitles make this presentation a joy to read and present.
Even an outline can give you enough information to execute an awsome project. The tasks for each of the seven weeks of this project are defined, as well as the objective and specific content facilitated through the project. Learners will study silent film, aspects of drama, and script writing, then they create a silent film of their own. They also make props, a movie poster, placards, music, and costumes for a real film experience.