Drama / Year 9 and 10

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Curriculum content descriptions

Manipulate combinations of the elements of drama to develop and convey the physical and psychological aspects of roles and characters consistent with intentions in dramatic forms and performance styles (ACADRM048)

Elaborations
  • analysing and creating performance highlighting subtext, dramatic tension, atmosphere and mood based on the story, setting, dialogue and stage directions
  • applying the conventions of character in particular forms and performance styles, using research to develop understanding of the conventions and refining use of relevant techniques
  • Considering viewpoints – contexts: For example – How does the drama relate to its social context in which it was created? What culturally symbolic movements are evident in this drama? What historical influences have impacted on this drama? How are global trends in drama influencing Australian drama?
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Characters (Narratives),  Characters (Acting),  Psychology

Teacher resource

Be on the Safe Side Year 9-10 The Arts (Drama)

This is a unit of work that uses the rail network to explore the characters, situations, viewpoints and actions that occur in this setting; there is a focus on how to behave safely on and around the rail network. Learning opportunities include scripting, performing and revising a drama performance as well exploration of ...

Teacher resource

Transforming Shakespeare: 'Romeo and Juliet' - unit of work

In this unit, students closely analyse key scenes from the play 'Romeo and Juliet' and consider the characters, themes, issues and the power of the language. Students revisit their prior knowledge of Shakespeare, analyse his use of language and dramatic techniques, perform key speeches or scenes, and transform a scene to ...

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Drama and photography

This is a resource that focuses on using photography and symbolism as a stimulus for dramatic works. It features a video of Marian Haddrick talking about using multimedia for inspiration for drama, and demonstrating the use of photography in dramatic works. The resource includes three activity sheets and a symbolism image ...

Teacher resource

Using 'The Scottish play' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea includes reflections following the teaching of R11559 'The Scottish play - unit of work'. Students are introduced to Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' and explore its historical context, plot and themes through drama-based activities.

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What storm is this? - unit of work

This unit uses a scaffolded approach to bring students to independently retell an aspect of the story of 'Romeo and Juliet' using their own languages and cultural stories, both traditional and popular. The unit is designed to draw on students' interest, knowledge and skills to maximise their engagement with the text. Drama ...