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KC1: collecting, analysing, and organising information*
Identity* Thinking* Interdependence* Futures Communication*
KC2: communicating ideas and Information*
KC3: planning and organising*
KC4 working in Teams*
KC5: using mathematical ideas
Length of Unit
KC6: solving problems*
Learning Area Drama Outcomes:
4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6
KC7: using technology* Strand: Arts practice, arts analysis and response, arts in contexts. Key Idea:
Students explore arts practice and knowledge of style, form and genre to create dramatic arts work that present imaginative solutions and responses to ideas. Students select from, adapt, combine and refine appropriate conventions and technologies to create drama work that purposefully conveys meaning and addresses intended function. Students work in groups to refine and shape presentations/performances for a specific purpose.
Unit Outcomes: During this unit students will: • Identify the key features of the Soap Opera. • Compare and contrast the conventions of the Australian and the American soap opera. • Understand the narrative structure and content of the soap opera genre and relate this to function. • Identify the key elements under consideration in developing a soap opera. • Make artistic decisions based on a creative rationale which supports their vision and understanding of style. • Work both independently and collaboratively to conceive, develop, create and interpret dramatic work. • Work collaboratively to write a script for a group devised soap opera. • Critically respond to their own performance and that of others. • Justify artistic decisions using appropriate language. • Work collaboratively with peers in problem solving within a specific context. • Develop performance technique or capabilities within a technical role • Perform their theatrical work to a specific audience. • Regularly reflect on and respond to personal experiences and understandings gained from involvement in drama. • Work in a ‘team’ to create, develop and present performances within specific directorial guidelines. • Develop links between imagination and organisation. • Write creatively and personally about their observations of drama. • Explore the use of improvisation to develop dramatic works.
Integration with Other Learning Areas:
English Society and Environment
In pairs begin writing allocated scene from your groups episode Group workshop to combine and edit script. Dress run. Allocation of research and presentation Oral presentation of group task Intro to Greek theatre and Storytelling in the style of Greek theatre task.Tenison Woods College SACSA Examples of Evidence Teaching & Learning Strategies • • • Intro to unit. Begin rehearsals Rehearsals for task. Film and interviews on Australian and American soaps are viewed. • Performance of the group Soapie/s to year 8 students Introduction to Improvisation Assessment Strategies (formative & summative) • • • • • • • • • Resources: Literacy: Texts & Context Language Strategies Numeracy . Read the phantom of the opera. Students are to note and engage in whole class group discussion after Workshop on gesture and body language in American and Australian soaps Overview of Elements of the theatre task. Introduction to the soap opera.