ERIC Number: ED193158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Program of Studies, Aesthetic Education: Dance, Drama/Theatre, Interrelated Arts.
Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD. Dept. of Instructional Planning and Development.
Educational objectives and brief course descriptions are provided for dance, drama/theatre, and interrelated ARTS (Arts Resource Teams in Schools), Montgomery County Public School System, Rockville, Maryland. In grades K-12 dance and movement are part of the physical education department. Instruction emphasizes the potential of body movement for expressing ideas and feelings. In addition, a summer program for the gifted is provided. Drama in grades K-8 is taught by trained classroom teachers. In the early grades a child develops awareness of drama as an art form and in the upper elementary grades the student uses dramatic elements in a more controlled way. In grades 6-8 drama education emphasizes development of mimetic and vocal expression skills. Courses in grades 9-12 include introductory dramatics, theatre, advanced acting, stage design, play direction, and dramatic form. The goal of interrelated ARTS is to provide K-8 teachers with training and support in the arts. Staff members conduct inservice courses, provide demonstration lessons and workshops, work with teachers on special projects, and operate a county-wide arts resource center. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD. Dept. of Instructional Planning and Development.
Note: For related documents, see SO 012 898-903.