|Subject Area||M/J Theatre 1 & 2|
|Grade Level||Grades 6th, 7th and 8th|
|Week #||Week 10; Tue., Oct. 15-Fri., Oct 19; Week 11: Mon., Oct 22- Fri., Oct. 27; Week 12; Mon., Oct. 30-Fri., Nov. 1|
|Unit of Instruction||Careers in Theatre; Who's Who in the Theatre Hierarchy|
Big Idea: Skills, Techniques, and Processes: Enduring Understanding 2; Development of skills, techniques and processes in the arts strengthens our ability to remember, focus on, process and sequence information: TH.68.S.2.2: Discuss and apply the theatrical production process to create a live performance.
Big Idea: Historical and Global Connections: Enduring Understanding 2: The arts reflect and document cultural trends and historical events, and help explain how new directions in the arts have emerged. TH.68.H.2.8: Identify and describe theatrical resources in the community, including professional and community theaters, experts, and sources of scripts and materials.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
Students will be able to identify the various jobs in the theater profession.
Students will create a rendering and a floor plan as a set designer might create.
Students will identify special effects used on stage.
Students will compare and contrast special effects used in a movie and how they would be used on stage.
Students will read their selected plays to prepare for the large group project.
Week 10: Tuesday/Thursday: Journal Entry; Choose Groups and Choose play; Ensemble building game.
Wednesday(All Classes): Journal entry; Hierarchy of the theater and jobs in the theatre; Community Connections.
Friday: Work on play selected, discussion of project, expectations, answer questions, Theatre skill game at end of class.
Week 11: Monday/Tuesday: Journal Entry; Video on Set Design, exit ticket on video. (If Time allows–ensemble game)
Wednesday: Quiz on the Hierarchy of Theater and community connections.
Thursday/Friday: Journal entry; difference between a set design rendering and floor plan; choosing one of the plays given create a floor plan and a rendering, game time to finish.
Week 12: Monday/Tuesday: Journal entry; Video on Special Effects; Exit ticket on video; Group design projects with script; ensemble game or improvisation.
Wednesday: Journal Entry, View Thriller movie short; discussion on Special Effects and how would they translate to the stage.
Thursday/Friday: Video journal entry about special effects, meet with group to finish reading through play and begin set design, ensemble game or improvisation.
Exit notes/questions on videos
Floor Plan and Rendering