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Drama

Units of Study

  • Text Study
  • Exploration of social issues – Racism, Bullying, Peer Group Pressure, Transition and Change
  • Thematic and Cross-Curricular work, e.g. Homecoming, the Environment, Local History, Junk Food
  • Dilemmas
  • Urban Legends
  • Mime & Still Image
  • Using and devising Scripts
  • Aesop’s Fables
  • Drama & Theatre production
  • Symbol, Metaphor & Ritual
  • Using the Drama and Theatre Terms

Methodology:

Individual, pair and group work, developing skills across Creating, Performing and Responding. Conventions of Drama to be employed as appropriate to context/ text:

  • Character
  • Improvisation
  • Using & Defining Space
  • Still Image -Tableau – Freeze frame
  • Mantle of the expert
  • A day in the life
  • Narrator
  • Protagonist – Antagonist
  • Catharsis
  • Dramatic Monologue
  • Allegory
  • Tragedy
  • Irony
  • Hot seating
  • Reportage
  • Teacher in role
  • Role reversal
  • Re-enactment
  • Mime
  • Cross-cutting
  • Chorus – Vox pop
  • Thought tracking/ Asides
  • Ritualised show – game show, chat show, courtroom, soap

Curriculum for Excellence

Assessment ref. Curriculum for Excellence Experiences & Outcomes:

Literacy Outcomes:

  • LIT 202B-302B,
  • LIT 204D-304D,
  • LIT 207G-307G,
  • LIT 210K-310K,
  • ENG 217T-317T,
  • ENG 219V-319V,
  • ENG 226AD-326AD,
  • ENG 230AH-330AH

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