Students will demonstrate their understanding of the elements of storytelling by performing their personal story for the class and writing a reflection.
Intermediate, Drama 3
Students Prior Experience
Drama 1 & Drama 2
1994 National Theatre Standards
Content Standard #1: Script writing through improvising, writing, and refining scripts based on personal experience and heritage, imagination, literature, and history
Content Standard #2: Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining characters in improvisations and informal or formal productions
Content Standard #5: Researching by evaluating and synthesizing cultural and historical information to support artistic choices
Content Standard #7: Analyzing, critiquing, and constructing meanings from informal and formal theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions
2014 National Arts Core Theatre Standards
TH:Cr1.1: Anchor Standard: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
TH:Cr3.1.HSIII.a. Refine, transform, and re-imagine a devised or scripted drama/theatre work using the rehearsal process to invent or re-imagine style, genre, form, and conventions.
TH:Pr4.1.HSIII.b. Apply a variety of researched acting techniques as an approach to character choices in a drama/theatre work.
TH:Pr6.1.HSII.a.Present a drama/theatre work using creative processes that shape the production for a specific audience.
TH:Re9.1.HSII.b. Construct meaning in a drama/theatre work, considering personal aesthetics and knowledge of production elements while respecting others’ interpretations.
Storytelling teaches self-awareness, identity and how to express genuine emotion
Why is it important to tell our own personal stories? What does storytelling teach us about other people? How is storytelling performance?
Key Knowledge & Skills
Students should be able to research information, write an outline for a story and perform the basic principles of storytelling which include telling a cohesive engaging story with gesture, vocal mechanics, characterization and appropriate pacing.
Authentic Performance Tasks
Students will demonstrate their understanding through participating in performance based activities, write ups, reflections and a final performance.