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Visual and Performing Arts: Theatre Content Standards.

Processing, Analyzing, and Responding to Sensory Information Through the Language and Skills Unique to Theatre

Students observe their environment and respond, using the elements of theatre. They also observe formal and informal works of theatre, film/video, and electronic media and respond, using the vocabulary of theatre.

Development of the Vocabulary of Theatre
  • 1.1 Use the vocabulary of theatre, such as pretend, imagination, movement, puppetry, and audience, to describe theatrical experiences.
Comprehension and Analysis of the Elements of Theatre
  • 1.2 Identify characteristic movements and sounds of animate and inanimate objects.

Creating, Performing, and Participating in Theatre

Students apply processes and skills in acting, directing, designing, and script writing to create formal and informal theatre, film/videos, and electronic media productions and to perform in them.

Development of Theatrical Skills
  • 2.1 Participate in call-and-response games.
Creation/Invention in Theatre
  • 2.2 Engage in fantasy play, recreating situations in familiar settings.

Understanding the Historical Contributions and Cultural Dimensions of Theatre

Students analyze the role and development of theatre, film/video, and electronic media in past and present cultures throughout the world, noting diversity as it relates to theatre.

Role and Cultural Significance of Theatre
  • 3.1 Identify various theatrical experiences, such as live theatre, television, and puppetry.

Responding to, Analyzing, and Critiquing Theatrical Experiences

Students critique and derive meaning from works of theatre, film/video, electronic media, and theatrical artists on the basis of aesthetic qualities.

Critical Assessment of Theatre
  • 4.1 Respond appropriately as an audience member.

Connecting and Applying What Is Learned in Theatre, Film/Video, and Electronic Media to Other Art Forms and Subject Areas and to Careers

Students apply what they learn in theatre, film/video, and electronic media across subject areas. They develop competencies and creative skills in problem solving, communication, and time management that contribute to lifelong learning and career skills. They also learn about careers in and related to theatre.

Connections and Applications
  • 5.1 Use body, voice, and imagination to illustrate concepts in other content areas. Use movement and voice, for example, to reinforce vocabulary, such as big, little, loud, and quiet.
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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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