Theatre Arts Grade 6 Version: 2010-2011

Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Theatre Arts

Analyzing and constructing meaning from theatrical experiences, dramatic literature, and electronic media
Element: TAMS6.1a
Identifies the elements, themes, and structures of drama
Element: TAMS6.1b
Identifies, describes, and classifies character traits
Element: TAMS6.1c
Interprets meaning within the context of a dramatic text
Element: TAMS6.1d
Explores the connections between theatre and real life
Element: TAMS6.1e
Compares and differentiates between various forms of media

Developing scripts through improvisation and other theatrical methods
Element: TAMS6.2a
Identifies the elements of storytelling
Element: TAMS6.2b
Articulates creative ideas in oral and written forms
Element: TAMS6.2c
Demonstrates the conventions of dialogue
Element: TAMS6.2d
Identifies elements of drama and dramatic structure
Element: TAMS6.2e
Uses the writing process to generate a script

Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining roles within a variety of situations and environments
Element: TAMS6.3a
Demonstrates effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills
Element: TAMS6.3b
Demonstrates the relationship between a character's background and the character's method of communication
Element: TAMS6.3c
Interprets motivation for a character's behavior
Element: TAMS6.3d
Demonstrates appropriate interactions between characters
Element: TAMS6.3e
Explores the variety of relationships between characters

Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
Element: TAMS6.4a
Explores the technical elements of theatre
Element: TAMS6.4b
Demonstrates ways in which technical elements enhance theatrical productions
Element: TAMS6.4c
Uses available resources to plan for and support theatre activites
Element: TAMS6.4d
Develops a plan to integrate the artistic and technical elements of theatre
Element: TAMS6.4e
Incorporates artistic and technical elements into a theatre production

Directing by conceptualizing, organizing, and conducting rehearsals for performance
Element: TAMS6.5a
Examines the skills and responsibilities of the director
Element: TAMS6.5b
Identifies directorial tasks and creates a production timeline
Element: TAMS6.5c
Delegates responsibilities for production tasks
Element: TAMS6.5d
Demonstrates leadership skills
Element: TAMS6.5e
Identifies behaviors which demonstrate collaborative skills

Researching cultural and historical information to support artistic choices
Element: TAMS6.6a
Applies research skills to theatre scripts, roles, and experiences
Element: TAMS6.6b
Examines the relevance of cultural and historical context
Element: TAMS6.6c
Utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to create original theatre
Element: TAMS6.6d
Synthesizes theatre styles and other media to create performances

Integrating various art forms, other content areas, and life experiences to create theatre
Element: TAMS6.7a
Identifies similarities between theatre and other art forms
Element: TAMS6.7b
Draws conclusions about the relationship between theatre and life
Element: TAMS6.7c
Identifies theatre's multi-disciplinary aspects
Element: TAMS6.7d
Utilizes a variety of sources to create original theatre
Element: TAMS6.7e
Demonstrates a variety of types of theatre performances

Examining the roles of theatre as a reflection of past and present civilizations
Element: TAMS6.8a
Describes the origins of theatre
Element: TAMS6.8b
Creates a table summarizing the ways in which the role of theatre has changed over time
Element: TAMS6.8c
Identifies ways in which theatre influences a culture
Element: TAMS6.8d
Identifies ways in which a culture influences theatre
Element: TAMS6.8e
Analyzes ways in which theatre reflects the culture of a society

Exploring the careers and business of theatre
Element: TAMS6.9a
Defines tasks associated with a theatre production
Element: TAMS6.9b
Calculates the amount of time needed to complete production tasks
Element: TAMS6.9c
Identifies and calculates costs associated with the production
Element: TAMS6.9d
Creates an action plan and budget for a production
Element: TAMS6.9e
Analyzes the skill sets of professions associated with theatre production

Critiquing various aspects of theatre and other media using appropriate supporting evidence
Element: TAMS6.10a
Identifies the purpose of a critique
Element: TAMS6.10b
Identifies the role of the audience in theatre and other media
Element: TAMS6.10c
Develops and uses specific criteria in an assessment/evaluation instrument
Element: TAMS6.10d
Evaluates a theatre production using the assessment instrument
Element: TAMS6.10e
Analyzes, presents, and defends results of the assessment instrument

Engaging actively and appropriately as an audience member in theatre or other media experiences
Element: TAMS6.11a
Models appropriate audience behaviors
Element: TAMS6.11b
Analyzes the relationship between an audience and a performer
Element: TAMS6.11c
Creates guidelines for behaviors appropriate to a theatre experience

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