Theatre Arts Grade 8 Version: 2010-2011


 
Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Theatre Arts

 
TAMS8.1
Analyzing and constructing meaning from theatrical experiences, dramatic literature, and electronic media
Element: TAMS8.1a
Investigates the experiences and ideas present in all forms of presentational media
Element: TAMS8.1b
Analyzes the elements of drama present in theatrical experiences
Element: TAMS8.1c
Identifies and articulates dramatic structure used in various forms of theatre
Element: TAMS8.1d
Interprets meaning within various forms of theatrical experiences
Element: TAMS8.1e
Connects dramatic literature and theatre presentations to the human experience
Element: TAMS8.1f
Compares and contrasts various forms of theatre and other media
 

 
TAMS8.2
Developing scripts through improvisation and other theatrical methods
Element: TAMS8.2a
Classifies different techniques of storytelling
Element: TAMS8.2b
Utilizes improvisation techniques to generate script ideas
Element: TAMS8.2c
Develops scripts by adapting appropriate ideas from personal experiences
Element: TAMS8.2d
Identifies and articulates the elements and structure of drama in the scriptwriting process
Element: TAMS8.2e
Incorporates the steps of the writing process into script writing process
 

 
TAMS8.3
Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining roles within a variety of situations and environments
Element: TAMS8.3a
Analyzes character development within the theatrical contexts
Element: TAMS8.3b
Demonstrates the physical, emotional, vocal, and social dimensions of a character
Element: TAMS8.3c
Analyzes character motivation and behavior
Element: TAMS8.3d
Compares the relationships and interactions between characters
 

 
TAMS8.4
Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
Element: TAMS8.4a
Applies the technical elements of theatre
Element: TAMS8.4b
Utilizes available resources to plan for and support theatre activities
Element: TAMS8.4c
Designs and create scenery, props, costumes, lighting, and sound/music for theatre
Element: TAMS8.4d
Develops a management plan for incorporating technical elements of theatre
Element: TAMS8.4e
Incorporates artistic and technical elements into a theatre prodcution
Element: TAMS8.4f
Evaluates the effectiveness of artistic and technical elements used in a theatre performance
 

 
TAMS8.5
Directing by conceptualizing, organizing, and conducting rehearsal for performance
Element: TAMS8.5a
Assumes the role and responsibilities of the director
Element: TAMS8.5b
Collaborates with others to create a production timeline
Element: TAMS8.5c
Delegates and assigns responsibilities of completion of tasks
Element: TAMS8.5d
Identifies, assumes, and demonstrates leadership skills
Element: TAMS8.5e
Communicates concepts and ideas
 

 
TAMS8.6
Researching cultural and historical information to support artistic choices
Element: TAMS8.6a
Applies advanced research skills to obtain appropriate cultural and historical information
Element: TAMS8.6b
Analyzes the cultural and historical context in theatre production
Element: TAMS8.6c
Supports artistic choices with cultural and historical information
Element: TAMS8.6d
Examines how culture is defined through theatre and other media
 

 
TAMS8.7
Integrating various art forms, other content areas, and life experiences to create theatre
Element: TAMS8.7a
Analyzes and explains common themes, content, and structure among theatre and other disciplines
Element: TAMS8.7b
Compares theatre and media presentations to human experiences
Element: TAMS8.7c
Incorporates multi-disciplinary aspects into theatre productions
Element: TAMS8.7d
Uses recurring cultural motifs and social themes as a basis for theatre presentations
 

 
TAMS8.8
Examining the roles of theatre as a reflection of past and present civilizations
Element: TAMS8.8a
Describes theatre's role in the development of global communication
Element: TAMS8.8b
Compares and contrasts historic theatre forms with contemporary media productions
Element: TAMS8.8c
Identifies and describes recurring cultural motifs and social themes present in a variety of theatre and media presentations
Element: TAMS8.8d
Researches and describes cultures that influenced American theatre
Element: TAMS8.8e
Discusses theatre's role in reflecting the culture of a society
 

 
TAMS8.9
Exploring the careers and business of theatre
Element: TAMS8.9a
Examines the needs and costs associated with a media production
Element: TAMS8.9b
Identifies the marketing aspects of a theatre production
Element: TAMS8.9c
Identifies and analyzes professions associated with media production
Element: TAMS8.9d
Create an evaluation plan to determine production effectiveness
 

 
TAMS8.10
Critiquing various aspects of theatre and other media using appropriate supporting evidence
Element: TAMS8.10a
Recognizes the role of dramatic criticism in media production
Element: TAMS8.10b
Summarizes the role and responsibility of the audience as an integral part of media productions
Element: TAMS8.10c
Utilizes specific criteria to articulate dramatic criticism
Element: TAMS8.10d
Applies principles of dramatic criticism as both an audience member and participant
Element: TAMS8.10e
Implements appropriate changes based on dramatic criticism
 

 
TAMS8.11
Engaging actively and appropriately as an audience member in theatre and other media experiences
Element: TAMS8.11a
Demonstrates appropriate audience behaviors
Element: TAMS8.11b
Articulates why the relationship between the audience and performers is critical to the success of the production
Element: TAMS8.11c
Examines how audience relationship differ with venue and performance type
 

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