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Drama / Foundation to Year 2

Curriculum content descriptions

Respond to drama and consider where and why people make drama, starting with Australian drama including drama of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (ACADRR030)

  • identifying where they might see and hear drama in their lives and community, for example, sharing experiences of attending drama performances or taking part in drama in their community, and considering how drama sustains and communicates cultural knowledge
  • talking about how voices, movement and space are used in drama they make and see
  • connecting to and sharing drama experiences through available digital access
  • recognising that drama can show that people have different feelings about the world based on their experiences of the environment and other people
  • Considering viewpoints – societies and cultures: For example – Why are these people making drama? Where are they making drama?
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Audiences,  Aboriginal art,  Australian art,  Torres Strait Islander art,  Drama (Arts)


Play, wonder, create: drama contexts in early childhood - teacher resource

This resource for teachers provides a series of experiences to introduce students in Foundation to year 2 to drama. Part one is a 'getting started in drama' toolkit with techniques, tools, activities and a start-up lesson that leads students into the creation of a puppet play to explain the mystery of an abandoned bear. ...


TrackSAFE Education Primary School Resources: Foundation, Year 1, Year 2 The Arts

This unit uses the idea of track safe behaviours as the stimulus for Arts activities including the lines on a platform to explore artworks that use line as medium; dramatising safe behaviours through role play; and exploring sounds and music associated with trains in order to compose and perform music that simulates a train ...


Aesop’s Fables: Comedy and Tragedy Masks

In this teaching activity, students will explore how characters from fables express their thoughts and feelings in comedy and tragedy plays? The activity encourages insights into human nature and making connections between ancient Greek culture and contemporary cultures.


Australian collection

This database features a selection of Australian artworks from QAGOMA. The searchable database provides artwork images, background information about the artist and the artwork, classroom activities, a glossary of key terms and curriculum alignment information for teachers. Search results can be refined by theme, period, ...


Indigenous Australian collection

This federated search from the QAGOMA database features a selection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks from the collection. The searchable database provides artwork images, background information about the artist and the artwork, a map of major Indigenous regions in Australia, classroom activities, a glossary ...