ERIC Number: ED257156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Elementary Drama Curriculum Guide.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Intended for elementary school teachers, this curriculum guide intends to (1) show that drama is a unique body of knowledge with a definite place in the curriculum; (2) demonstrate the use of drama as an effective teaching tool; (3) alleviate fears teachers have about introducing drama and provide experienced teachers with further rationale, sequential development of skills, and appropriate resources; and (4) clarify the child's role and the teacher's role from the perspective of the continuum of child growth in drama. Chapter one discusses the drama philosophy, goals, and objectives, the continuum of child growth in drama, and teacher resource texts. Chapter two deals with physical, intellectual, emotional, and social characteristics of the child, along with implications for the teacher and examples of how to use those characteristics in drama. Chapter three focuses on organizing the instruction and includes separate sections on the function of the teacher and the child in drama, followed by an explanation of the functions, program plans for teaching drama, and a suggested dramatic form sequence. Chapter four covers skills, concepts, and resources, and includes the following dramatic forms of expression: dramatic movement, mime, choral speech, storytelling, dramatization, puppetry, choric drama, readers' theatre, story theatre, playmaking, and group drama. Chapter five contains a general evaluation of goals and a presentation of methods of evaluation. Chapter six contains information about facilities, equipment, and safety precautions. (EL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Note: Parts of this manual are printed on colored paper.