9DRA

Year 9 Drama

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms V. Gowdy

Learning and assessment activities are based around the four strands from the Arts Curriculum. Students explore the following while developing their knowledge of dramatic conventions, elements and techniques, in the context of storytelling using Māori Myths and 18th Century society:

  • Developing practical knowledge – using drama elements and conventions to create drama.
  • Developing ideas – improvisation, drama creation.
  • Communicating and interpreting – performing in role.
  • Understand drama in context – theatre styles.


Course Overview

Semester A
Term 1: Students will learn how to use Drama Conventions and Elements to shape an existing story into a dramatic performance.
The end goal is to perform a devised drama based on Māori Myth.

Term 2: Students will learn how to use Drama Techniques to shape characters (i.e. using their voice, body, movement and use of space to become someone else). They will also learn how people used their voice, body, movement and space in 18th Century England.
The end goal is to devise and perform a drama that conveys how status was used in that historical context.

Semester B
Term 3: Students will learn how to use Drama Conventions and Elements to shape an existing story into a dramatic performance.
The end goal is to perform a devised drama based on Māori Myth.

Term 4: Students will learn how to use Drama Techniques to shape characters (i.e. using their voice, body, movement and use of space to become someone else). They will also learn how people used their voice, body, movement and space in 18th Century England.
The end goal is to devise and perform a drama that conveys how status was used in that historical context.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

It is recommended that students pay the subject fee of $8.00. This covers the cost of all the take home materials used in the course and includes a professional performance or workshop.
Students will need to bring a scrapbook or 1B5 exercise book to keep track of learning.

Pathway

DRAMA adds TRANSFERABLE SKILLS to ALL CAREER PATHWAYS.
Among many other things, students will learn to PERFORM under PRESSURE, work IN A GROUP to achieve practical goals and SUPPORT OTHERS in the group to achieve at the same time.
Students learn to OBSERVE and ANALYZE people and the world around them in order to learn from their stories.
Drama creation operates in the HIGHER THINKING ORDER SKILL LEVELS (Blooms Taxonomy) and students are required to learn CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING and TIME MANAGEMENT skills in every lesson.

Disclaimer

POLICY
It is the policy of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.

Credits listed may change.

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