Drama Machine–2nd Grade MCA

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Task: Students will use body, voice and imagination to collaboratively create a machine that expresses elements of a main character in a story.

Student Work: 2015-2nd-P performance video
Teacher Tool: 2015-2nd-MCA
Grade Level: K – 2

National Theatre Standards:
Enduring Understanding: Theatre artists refine their work and practice their craft through rehearsal.
Essential Question: How do theatre artists transform and edit their initial ideas?
Anchor Standard: #1- Refine and complete artistic work.
Grade Level Performance Standard: TH:Cr3.1.2b. Use and adapt sound and movements in a guided drama experience. (e.g. process drama, story drama, creative drama)

Enduring Understanding: Theatre artists make strong choices to effectively convey meaning.
Essential Question: Why are strong choices essential to interpreting a drama or theatre piece?
Anchor Standard – #4 Select, analyze and interpret artistic work for presentation.
Grade Level Performance Standard: TH:Pr4.1.2.b. Alter voice and body to expand and articulate nuances of a character in a guided drama experience. (e.g. process drama, story drama, creative drama)

Enduring understanding: Theatre artists’ interpretations of drama/theatre work are influenced by personal experiences and aesthetics.
Essential Question: What happens when theatre artists and audiences share a creative experience?
Anchor Standard- #6 Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic works.
Grade Level Performance Standard: TJ:Pr6.1.2.a. Contribute to group guided drama experiences. (e.g. process drama, story drama, creative drama)

Enduring Understanding: Theatre artists reflect to understand the impact of drama processes and theatre experiences.
Essential Question: How do theatre artists comprehend the essence of drama processes and theatre experiences?
Anchor Standard: #7 Perceive and analyze meaning in artistic work.
Grade Level Performance Standard: TH:Re7.1.2a. Recognize when artistic choices are made in a guided drama experience. (e.g. process drama, story drama, creative drama)

Enduring Understanding: Theatre artists critically inquire into the ways others have thought about and created drama processes and productions to inform their own work.
Essential Question: How are the theatre artists’ processes and the audience’s perspectives impacted by analysis and synthesis?
Anchor Standard: #11 Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.
Grade Level Performance Standard: TH:Cn11.2.2a. Identify similarities and differences in stories from multiple cultures in a guided drama experience. (e.g. process drama, story drama, creative drama)

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Student Performance Video:

Teacher Tools

EdTA Teacher Tool 1: 2nd Grade MCA--Drama Machine

This teacher tool provides a Theatre Model Cornerstone Assessment for Grade 2 for the artistic processes of Creating, Performing, Responding, and Connecting.

Students will collectively and collaboratively use body, voice and imagination in a teacher-led machine to express elements of a main character in a story. The students’ work in the guided drama exercise will demonstrate an ability to creatively respond to teacher side-coaching, questioning, and open-ended suggestions with body, voice and imagination. The students’ reflection on the drama exercise will demonstrate an ability to make connections between self, culture, and community.

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