Theatre Arts Grade 7 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: TAMS7.1a
Identifies and compares elements of drama present in various forms of media
Element: TAMS7.1b
Outlines dramatic structure used in various forms of theatrical media
Element: TAMS7.1c
Compares common themes present in various forms of theatrical media
Element: TAMS7.1d
Creates a list of traits exhibited by archetypal characters
Element: TAMS7.1e
Analyzes the connections between theatre and real life
Element: TAMS7.1f
Compares different forms of media production

Developing scripts through improvisation and other theatrical methods
Element: TAMS7.2a
Identifies different techniques of storytelling
Element: TAMS7.2b
Creates ideas for stories
Element: TAMS7.2c
Applies improvisation techniques to tell a story
Element: TAMS7.2d
Demonstrates storytelling in dialogue form
Element: TAMS7.2e
Utilizes the elements and structure of drama in the scriptwriting process

Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining roles within a variety of situations and environments
Element: TAMS7.3a
Identifies and demonstrates effective communication skills
Element: TAMS7.3b
Compares the physical, emotional, vocal, and social dimensions of a character
Element: TAMS7.3c
Analyzes the motivation for a character's behavior
Element: TAMS7.3d
Demonstrates appropriate interactions between characters
Element: TAMS7.3e
Explores the variety of relationships between characters

Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
Element: TAMS7.4a
Identifies technical elements of theatre
Element: TAMS7.4b
Uses available resources to plan for and support theatre activities
Element: TAMS7.4c
Designs and creates scenery, props, costumes, lighting, and sound/music for theatre productions
Element: TAMS7.4d
Incorporates artistic and technical elements into a theatre production

Directing by conceptualizing, organizing, and conducting rehearsals for performance
Element: TAMS7.5a
Recognizes the role and responsibilities of the director
Element: TAMS7.5b
Collaborates with others to create a production timeline
Element: TAMS7.5c
Delegates and assigns responsibilities for completion of production tasks
Element: TAMS7.5d
Identifies and models leadership skills
Element: TAMS7.5e
Communicates concepts and ideas to the production crew and cast members

Researching cultural and historical information to support artistic choices
Element: TAMS7.6a
Utilizes advanced research skills to obtain appropriate cultural and historical information
Element: TAMS7.6b
Analyzes the cultural and historical context in theatre production
Element: TAMS7.6c
Supports artistic choices with cultural and historical information
Element: TAMS7.6d
Draws conclusions regarding cultural similarities and differences
Element: TAMS7.6e
Examines how a culture is defined through theatre and other media

Integrating various art forms, other content areas, and life experiences to create theatre
Element: TAMS7.7a
Compares and contrasts theatre with other art forms
Element: TAMS7.7b
Articulates relationships between theatre and life
Element: TAMS7.7c
Utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to create original theatre
Element: TAMS7.7d
Synthesizes theatre styles and other media to create performances
Element: TAMS7.7e
Adapts a variety of literary forms into theatre productions

Examining the roles of theatre as a reflection of past and present civilizations
Element: TAMS7.8a
Describes the origins of theatre from a global perspective
Element: TAMS7.8b
Identifies reasons why the role of theatre has changed over time
Element: TAMS7.8c
Evaluates ways in which theatre and culture influence each other
Element: TAMS7.8d
Analyzes, explains, and defends theatre's role as the reflection of a culture

Exploring the careers and business of theatre
Element: TAMS7.9a
Create a chart of the needs and costs associated with media production
Element: TAMS7.9b
Defines professional responsibilities involved in media production
Element: TAMS7.9c
Create a marketing plan for a media production
Element: TAMS7.9d
Describes the major professions associated with media production
Element: TAMS7.9e
Creates a plan to determine production effectiveness

Critiquing various aspects of theatre and other media using appropriate supporting evidence
Element: TAMS7.10a
Identifies the benefits of dramatic criticism
Element: TAMS7.10b
Assesses the role and responsibility of the audience as an integral part of media productions
Element: TAMS7.10c
Utilizes appropriate criteria to develop an assessment/evaluation instrument for theatre experiences
Element: TAMS7.10d
Applies the instrument to evaluate theatre and other media productions
Element: TAMS7.10e
Makes and defends recommendations based on theatre evaluations

Engaging actively and appropriately as an audience member during theatre and other media experiences
Element: TAMS7.11a
Demonstrates appropriate audience behaviors
Element: TAMS7.11b
Summarizes the relationship between the audience and performers
Element: TAMS7.11c
Predicts how audience relationships will differ with venue and performance type

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