ERIC Number: ED413624
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Theatre.
Nikolay, Pauli; Grady, Susan; Stefonek, Thomas
Providing a framework for Wisconsin educators to examine how they could include theater and drama within the school curriculum, this booklet presents five standards for students in grades 4, 8, and 12 that identify an element within theater that would enable students to know and understand theater by doing. The introductory section of the booklet discusses defining the academic standards, developing the academic standards, using the academic standards, relating the standards to all students, and applying the standards across the curriculum. The five standards presented in the paper are: play reading and analysis; performance; research and analysis of methods of presentation and audience response; analysis of the processes of theater artists; and theater production. Each standard in the booklet consists of a content standard, and performance standards for students at each of the grade levels 4, 8, and 12. Samples of proficient and minimal student work on creating a set design for a one-act play are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Audience Response, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 12, Grade 4, Grade 8, Literary Criticism, Production Techniques, Teaching Guides, Theater Arts
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Drawer 179, Milwaukee, WI 53293-0179; phone: 800-243-8782.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin