The Drama 11 curriculum is designed:
· to promote personal growth through Drama
· to use drama to explore, formulate, and express ideas, perceptions, and feelings
· to enable students to respond critically to each other’s artistic expression
· to foster awareness of cultural diversity and demonstrate respect for cultural diversity in the drama context
Units: The following units will be studied this year:
l ACTING SKILLS
THE COLLABORATIVE PROCESS
l THE THEATRE
l History and Evolution
l STAGE AND SET (Technical Inventory
■ TWO DIMENSIONAL
■ THREE DIMENSIONAL
· Pencils for annotating script work
· Notebook for course work, including script writing, discussion work, drama journal and other activities
· Costume and prop pieces as appropriate to exercises and/or script work
· Clothing that is comfortable to move in
Expectations of the students for learning success:
In order for us to create a positive and safe environment to learn, students must have respect for themselves, others and the classroom environment. Arriving to class on time and being prepared for class are critical. Responsibilities for learning include participating in class, completing assignment work and asking for help when needed. Also, a positive attitude can make a world of difference.
Please review our school behavior code for additional information that will guide your child’s success in learning. This can be found on our website at www.ycmhs.com
Formal and informal communication methods
Student reports are issued 4 times during the school year: November, February, April and June with parent/teacher meetings to follow the 1st and 3rd reporting periods (November and April) - Please check www.ycmhs.com for exact dates.
Please feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone me at the school at 749-2810 if you have any questions and/or concerns.
NOTE: If you have an email address by which the school can contact you and you have not already done so, could you please send it to the main office with your child. We also encourage all parents to sign up for Parent Portal, which will give you 24/7 access to your child’s attendance and grades. You can sign up for Parent Portal by sending an email to email@example.com with your child’s name, your name and your home phone number.
Assessment is based on curriculum outcomes.
Each unit is of indicated value and will be used to develop a number value for student achievement in this course. In each unit a variety of assessment strategies will be used, including as appropriate for the unit objectives,
· Project Work
· Improvisations and Warm-up exercises
· Journals / Portfolios
· Formal and Informal Conversations and Observation
o These forms of assessment require that students be present during class time. Approximately 80% of this course is assessed through conversations and observations of learner performance and rehearsal. Should a student have unexcused absences these assessments cannot be recovered and those opportunities for learning are lost. As well, group work and the development of character roles, which are key components of the curriculum, can only take place in the classroom/stage environment.)