·Level 4: present and respond to drama, identifying ways in which elements, techniques, conventions, and technologies create meaning in their own and others' work.
·Level 5: present and respond to drama and describe how drama combines elements, techniques, conventions, and technologies to create structure and meaning in their own and others' work.
Drama Developing Ideas in Drama
·Level 4: initiate and refine ideas with others to plan and develop drama.
·Level 5: select and refine ideas to develop drama for specific purposes.
To introduce students to the use of masks in other cultures.
To encourage students to explore the context of Greek theatre.
To actively participate within a group to design and develop a mask for a performance to their peers.
To develop the use of body language to communicate and interpret themes pertaining to Greek Theatre.
Students will develop an understanding about the use of masks in Greek Theatre.
Students will begin to understand the moral, social, cultural, aesthetic values of ancient Greek society.
Students will learn to negotiate and be actively involved within a group to design and fabricate a mask.
Students will communicate their ideas about ancient Greek society through a performance of a Greek myth in a group.
Students will learn how gestures and body movement can communicate to an audience.
Using language, symbols, and texts
Relating to others
Participating and contributing
What do we know about masks?
Where do masks come from?
Why are masks used?
Who uses masks?
How are masks used?
How do you make a mask?
What are the conventions of a mask performance?
How can a mask enhance a performance?
How can we communicate in a mask?