ERIC Number: ED348700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Drama Curriculum Guide K-6. North Dakota Arts Curriculum Project.
North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck.
This curriculum guide provides the means for elementary students to develop an understanding and appreciation of drama as an integral part of the educational process. It concentrates on the process rather than the product of dramatic art, and provides a sequential progression of ideas, exercises, and strategies which can be adapted by teachers to the needs of their particular students. Following an introduction, a statement of philosophy, goals and objectives, and a scope and sequence chart, the guide--in its first major section--presents four units of study: (1) Sensual Awareness, Concentration and Imagination; (2) Simple Pantomime; (3) Simple Improvisation; and (4) Playmaking. Within each unit of study, various objectives are outlined, a list of resources is included, and activities are suggested which pertain to the specific topic area. The guide's second major section, "Integrating Drama into the General Curriculum," notes that drama has great application as a learning tool in other areas of the curriculum, and offers sample activities which integrate drama into the basic subjects: language arts, social studies, math, and science. Two appendixes present evaluation strategies and bibliographies. (SR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Education, Integrated Activities, Learning Activities, State Curriculum Guides, Theater Arts, Units of Study
Department of Public Instruction, Supply Division, State Capitol - 11th Floor, 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58505-0440.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck.
Identifiers: Drama in Education
Note: For the guide for grades 7-12, see CS 507 890.