ERIC Number: ED336779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Drama 105, 205, 305.
Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.
This 3-year drama curriculum is designed to promote awareness, foster development, and encourage the use of imagination, creativity, co-operation, self-discipline, analysis and synthesis, self-expression, self-confidence, responsibility, communication, and cultural heritage. The curriculum is organized around a set of drama elements which are developed at different levels of complexity over the years: relaxing/energizing, concentration, content, seeing, listening, movement, talk/voice/speech, the group, acting out, design, and sound. The introductory course, Drama 105, aims to develop student awareness of the drama elements to enable fuller participation in and greater understanding of the drama experience. The intermediate course, Drama 205, continues to emphasize the elements and extends the experience to scripts and literature appropriate for dramatic interpretation. And the senior course, Drama 305, aims to increase students' control over artistic communication through synthesis of the elements. At this level, students plan and perform sustained, original creations using a variety of resources and formats. The curriculum's first section is an introduction which discusses rationale and goals, organization, texts, scope, and sequence of drama elements, evaluation, and drama facilities. The second section deals with the drama elements and sample activities, offering detailed activities for each of the levels. The third section offers sample units and lesson plans. An annotated bibliography of activity books, theory books, theater production books, play scripts, and other resources concludes the curriculum. (PRA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.
Identifiers: Canada; Drama in Education; Manitoba