Drama / Year 7 and 8

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Curriculum content descriptions

Develop roles and characters consistent with situation, dramatic forms and performance styles to convey status, relationships and intentions (ACADRM041)

Elaborations
  • creating role and character by understanding and managing the underlying structure and intent of the drama
  • developing techniques of dramatic forms according to their established conventions and traditions
  • understanding human behaviour, emotions and empathy to convey roles and characters
  • Considering viewpoints – meanings and interpretations: For example – What were the actor/director’s intentions in this drama? What are your intentions in the drama you are making? What ideas did you think the drama expressed? How did you engage with the drama?
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Role-playing,  Imagined situations,  Characters (Acting)

Teacher resource

Radio drama

This is a resource that focuses on how sound is used to create and enhance drama. It features a video of actor Marian Haddrick talking about sound in drama and performing a radio play with Brendan McCallum using props to create a sound score. The resource includes three activity sheets on soundscapes, radio advertising ...

Teacher resource

Drama activities with masks - item 3 of 3

This is an online resource that focuses on how to use a mask in Drama. It contains a video featuring performer Fleur Hockey presenting on how to use a mask in performance, an activity sheet, and teacher notes that include warm-up exercises and extension activities for other learning areas. The video presents rules for performing ...

Teacher resource

Be on the Safe Side Year 7-8 The Arts (Drama)

This is a unit of work that uses the concept of rail safety and the setting of the rail network to explore character, roles and situations; there is a particular focus on bullying and the bystander effect. Learning opportunities for students include scripting, performing and revising their own drama. The resource includes: ...

Teacher resource

Hahoe mask drama

This is an online module consisting of teacher notes, three stimulus resources and student activities that explore the Korean Hahoe mask drama. The teacher notes provide background information about Korea, the traditional mask drama and pedagogical advice. The stimulus resources consist of images of the play and masks, ...

Interactive Resource

Drama: dressing room

This is an interactive resource that focuses on costume and presents four character options that can be dressed from a range of different costume options. There are selections available for tops, bottoms, shoes, accessories and fancy dress outfits. Each of the outfits can be customised, with a range of colour and texture ...

Text

Drama: galleries

This is a web page containing links to four different galleries: Costume; Hats, wigs, masks and make-up; Expression; and Character. Each of the gallery pages contains examples with photos and brief descriptions of: costumes from throughout the ages; various hats, wigs, masks and make-up styles; facial expressions, gestures, ...

Text

Drama: exploring

This is a web page containing links to four topics: Explorative strategies; The drama medium; The elements of drama; and Drama texts and play texts. Each of these sections contains interactive activities, information and photos. The resource also has a navigation pane with links to information about other UK secondary subjects, ...