ERIC Number: ED343680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Developmental Drama: The Curricular Process for Prekindergarten-Grade 6.
Berghammer, Gretta; And Others
This curriculum guide presents a model for instruction in drama and theater education that integrates dramatic art in the elementary curriculum and addresses the developmental needs of all students. Part I outlines curriculum goals related to skills, attitudes, and understanding. These goals are to: (1) create and evaluate drama and theater through artistic collaboration in activities involving sensory awareness, movement, pantomime, story dramatization, role-playing, and improvisation; (2) relate drama elements to key instructional and developmental themes, including critical thinking, problem solving, literacy, and socialization; and (3) relate drama and theater to global and cultural contexts through active and receptive participation. Part II describes teaching activities that are organized around objectives concerning the key elements of drama. These activities provide examples of ways in which teachers can create drama activities for student exploration or for integration into the curriculum. Part III offers lesson plans for early childhood and upper elementary and middle school. Included are lesson plans for drama, literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies. Drama is integrated into each of the lessons. Appended are a glossary of terms, a drama and theater resource guide, and a list of curricular resources. (GLR)
Descriptors: Art Education, Communication Skills, Critical Thinking, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Guides, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Drama, Dramatic Play, Elementary Education, Improvisation, Integrated Curriculum, Literacy, Pantomime, Preschool Education, Problem Solving, Resource Materials, Role Playing, Sensory Experience, Socialization, Teacher Effectiveness
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Iowa Arts Council/National Endowment for the Arts, Des Moines.; Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.; Iowa Alliance for Arts Education, Iowa City.
Identifiers: Drama in Education; Iowa
Note: Published as part of the program "Aim for Excellence," Arts Education in Iowa.