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Assessment for Learning
Enduring Understandings and Essential Questions


Dramatic Arts
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Analysis:
Overall Expectations
By the end of this course, students will:
•       use the vocabulary of theatrical criticism to evaluate their own dramatic presentations;
•       explain how role playing in dramatic arts can function as a catalyst for learning about self, others, and the world.

Enduring Understanding:
Understand what “sucks” and what “rocks” for you and why.

Essential Questions:

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Is this a believable character and why?
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What are the positive and negative aspects of that medium?
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Does the scene create a suspension of disbelief and why?
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Does the scene “hook”into others’ experience and how?

Creation:
Overall Expectations
By the end of this course, students will:
•       demonstrate acting technique by engaging in a variety of roles;
•       demonstrate effective communication skills, such as listening and speaking, both in and out of role;
•       demonstrate an understanding of drama as a collaborative art form;
•       interpret a variety of global sources (e.g., stories, photographs,music), using a wide range of dramatic forms (e.g., improvisation, storytelling);
•       demonstrate an understanding of the process of selecting and organizing dramatic forms and sources to construct a drama to communicate a specific intention.

Enduring Understanding:
Through creating drama I can better understand myself and the people in my world.

Essential Questions:

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Am I contributing and listening to others in my group?
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Can I use my voice and body in a way that’s different from my own?
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Can I convince myself and the audience that I am someone somewhere else?

Theory:
Overall Expectations
By the end of this course, students will:
•       demonstrate an understanding of the conventions of role playing;
•       demonstrate an understanding of the elements and principles of dramatic expression (e.g., voice, movement, production values);
•       identify and describe a variety of dramatic forms (e.g., tableau, storytelling, improvisation).

Enduring Understanding:

Essential Questions:



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