Hip Hop Musical Theatre – High School Advanced MCA

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Task: Students will collaboratively to develop the narrative outline for an original musical based on the life of a historical figure. Working in small groups, students will create, rehearse and perform sample numbers which fit into that narrative outline.

Student Work:
Student BJ-III-G3a scored at Above Standard
(performance video, lyrics, music)
Student BJ-III-G1b scored At Standard (performance video, lyrics, music)
Student BJ-III-G2a scored At Standard (performance video, lyrics, music)

Teacher Tools:  Hip Hop Musical Theatre – High School Advanced MCA
Additional Teacher Tools (optional):
Intro to Hip Hop Theatre
Musical Theatre Reference Sheet
Making Beats
Writing Lyrics
Hip Hop Theatre Rehearsal Rubric
Hip Hop Theatre Research Rubric
Thomas Fuller History
Grade Level: 9-12 – HS Advanced

National Theatre Standards:

Artistic Process: Creating
Anchor Standard:
#1. Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Enduring Understanding:
Theatre artists rely on intuition, curiosity and critical inquiry
Essential Question:
What happens when theatre artists use their imaginations and/or learned theatre skills while engaging in creative exploration and inquiry?
Performance Standard:TH:Cr1.1.II.b. Understand and apply technology to design solutions for a drama/theatre work.

Artistic Process: Creating
Anchor Standard: #2. Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Enduring Understanding: Theatre artists work to discover different ways of communicating meaning
Essential Question: How, when and why do theatre artists’ choices change?
Performance Standard:
TH:Cr2.1.III.b. Collaborate as a creative team to discover artistic solutions and make interpretive choices in a devised or scripted drama/theatre work.

Artistic Process: Creating
Anchor Standard: #3. Refine and complete artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Theatre artists refine their work and practice their craft through rehearsal.
Essential Question:
How do theatre artists transform their initial ideas?
Performance Standard: TH:Cr3.1.III.b. Synthesize ideas from research, script analysis, and context to create a performance that is believable, authentic and relevant in a drama/theatre work.

Artistic Process: Presenting
Anchor Standard: #6. Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
Enduring Understanding:
Theatre artists share and present stories, ideas and envisioned worlds to explore the human experience.
Essential Question:
What happens when theatre artists and audiences share a creative experience?
Performance Standard:
TH:Pr6.1.III.a. Present a drama/theatre production for a specific audience that employs research and analysis grounded in the creative perspectives of the playwright, director, designer and dramaturg.

Artistic Process: Responding
Anchor Standard: #9. Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
Enduring Understanding:
Theatre artists apply criteria to investigate, explore and assess drama and theatre work.
Essential Question:
How are the theatre artist’s processes and the audience’s perspectives impacted by analysis and synthesis?
Performance Standard:
TH:Re9.1.III.a. Research and synthesize cultural and historical information related to a drama/theatre work to support or evaluate artistic choices.

Artistic Process: Connecting
Anchor Standard: #11. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding.
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:
In what ways can research into theatre histories, theories, literature and performances alter the way a drama process or production is understood?
Performance Standard:
TH:Cn11.2.III. a. Formulate creative choices for a devised or scripted drama/theatre work using theatre research methods.

National Core Arts Standards © 2015 State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) on behalf of NCCAS. All rights reserved. www.nationalartsstandards.org

Student BJ-III-G3a Performance Video:


Student BJ-III-G3a Music:

Student BJ-III-G1b Performance Video:

Student BJ-III-G1b Music:

Student BJ-III-G2a Performance Video:

Student BJ-III-G2a Music:

Teacher Tools

EdTA Teacher Tool 59: High School Advanced MCA--Hip Hop Musical Theatre

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

Students will collaboratively develop the narrative outline for an original musical based on the life of a historical figure. Working in small groups, students will create, rehearse and perform sample numbers which fit into that narrative outline.

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EdTA Teacher Tool 60: High School Advanced MCA--Intro to Hip Hop Theatre

This teacher tool provides additional information on Hip Hop Theatre that accompanies EdTA Teacher Tool 59: High School Advanced MCA--Hip Hop Musical Theatre.

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EdTA Teacher Tool 61: High School Advanced MCA--Hip Hop Musical Theatre Musical Theatre Reference Sheet

This teacher tool provides a musical theatre reference sheet that accompanies EdTA Teacher Tool 59: High School Advanced MCA--Hip Hop Musical Theatre.

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EdTA Teacher Tool 62: High School Advanced MCA--Hip Hop Musical Theatre Making Beats

This teacher tool provides additional information on making beats that accompanies EdTA Teacher Tool 59: High School Advanced MCA--Hip Hop Musical Theatre.

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EdTA Teacher Tool 63: High School Advanced MCA--Hip Hop Musical Theatre Writing Lyrics

This teacher tool provides additional information on writing lyrics that accompanies EdTA Teacher Tool 59: High School Advanced MCA--Hip Hop Musical Theatre.

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EdTA Teacher Tool 64: High School Advanced MCA--Hip Hop Musical Theatre Rehearsal Rubric

This teacher tool provides a rehearsal rubric that accompanies EdTA Teacher Tool 59: High School Advanced MCA--Hip Hop Musical Theatre.

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EdTA Teacher Tool 65: High School Advanced MCA--Hip Hop Musical Theatre Research Rubric

This teacher tool provides a research rubric that accompanies EdTA Teacher Tool 59: High School Advanced MCA--Hip Hop Musical Theatre.

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EdTA Teacher Tool 66: High School Advanced MCA--Hip Hop Musical Theatre Thomas Fuller History/Synopsis

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EdTA Teacher Tool 67: High School Advanced MCA--Sample of Lyrics for Student BJ-III-G3a

This teacher tool provides an example of lyrics that accompany EdTA Teacher Tool 59: High School Advanced MCA--Hip Hop Musical Theatre and the performance video and music file for Student BJ-III-G3a.

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EdTA Teacher Tool 68: High School Advanced MCA--Sample of Lyrics for Student BJ-III-G1b

This teacher tool provides an example of lyrics that accompany EdTA Teacher Tool 59: High School Advanced MCA--Hip Hop Musical Theatre and the performance video and music file for Student BJ-III-G1b.

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EdTA Teacher Tool 69: High School Advanced MCA--Sample of Lyrics for Student BJ-III-G2a

This teacher tool provides an example of lyrics that accompany EdTA Teacher Tool 59: High School Advanced MCA--Hip Hop Musical Theatre and the performance video and music file for Student BJ-III-G2a.

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