Connections, Relationships, and Applications
Students identify similarities and differences between drama/theatre and other art forms. Students recognize the relationship between concepts and skills learned through drama/theatre with knowledge learned in other curricular subjects, life experiences and potential careers in and outside the arts. Students recognize the benefits of lifelong learning in drama/theatre.
Benchmark A: Discover the interdependence of theatre and other art forms.
1. Compare and contrast various art forms and their creative processes to those of drama/theatre.
1. Analyze the effectiveness of a given art form to communicate an idea or concept.
1. Use drama/theatre to transform an idea/concept/story expressed through dance, visual art or music.
Benchmark B: Explain the relationship between concepts and skills used in drama/theatre
with other curricular subjects.
2. Use dramatic/theatrical skills to communicate concepts or ideas from other academic content areas.
2. Use problem-solving and cooperative skills to dramatize a social issue and its potential impact and/or solution.
2. Explain how dramatic/theatrical skills are used in other disciplines.
Benchmark C: Identify recurring drama/theatre ideas and concepts that occur across time
periods and/or cultures.
3. Identify examples of how drama/theatre, broadcast media and film/video can influence or be influenced by politics and culture.
3. Explain how cultural influences affect the content or meaning of dramatic/theatrical works.
3. Compare and contrast how dramatic/theatrical works from different cultures and time periods convey the same or similar ideas and concepts.
Benchmark D: Discuss drama/theatre skills as a foundation for lifelong learning and potential
4. Collaborate in a dramatic/theatrical activity to achieve a common goal.
5. Describe what a director does.
4. Describe an individual's role in a collaborative effort.
5. Describe the roles and responsibilities of performing and technical artists in drama/theatre, film/video and broadcast media.
4. Identify the drama/theatre knowledge, skills and discipline needed to pursue a chosen career.
5. Identify specific factors to consider in choosing a career in drama/theatre, film/video or broadcast media.