Illinois Learning Standards

Stage C - Fine Arts—Drama



Descriptors



25A —

Students who meet the standard understand the sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities of the arts.
  1. Explain the difference between performance and audience space.
  2. Explain how movement and sound are used in drama/theater to communicate ideas and characters.
  3. Suggest alternative dialogue and/or actions to complete or change a story.
  4. Identify the plot, character, setting, problem/resolution, and message of a drama.
  5. Identify emotions communicated through body language choices.

25B —

Students who meet the standard understand the similarities, distinctions, and connections in and among the arts.
  1. Compare sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities shared among several art forms that express a similar idea (e.g. beginning, middle, and end in music, dance, and drama).
  2. Compare the use of sound, movement, action, or visual images to express similar ideas (e.g., subject matter such as night, ocean; emotions/moods such as sad, scary).

26A —

Students who meet the standard understand processes, traditional tools, and modern technologies used in the arts.
  1. Connect the three primary tools (i.e., mind, body, voice) to skills learned.
  2. Compare collaboration strategies used to plan a drama.
  3. Explain why actors use practicing/rehearsing techniques to prepare a drama.
  4. Interact with other characters using safe and appropriate movement and dialogue in an improvised and/or practiced/rehearsed drama.

26B —

Students who meet the standard can apply skills and knowledge necessary to create and perform in one or more of the arts.
  1. Demonstrate movement, use of space, vocal sounds, and spoken text in an individual and group drama.
  2. Demonstrate the skills of listening, observing, and concentrating.
  3. Demonstrate decision-making and problem-solving techniques to create a drama.
  4. Interact in role with other characters using appropriate movement and dialogue in an improvised and/or rehearsed drama.
  5. Construct a scene with a definite beginning, middle, and end.

27A —

Students who meet the standard can analyze how the arts function in history, society and everyday life.
  1. Distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate audience behaviors.
  2. React to performances/ art works in a respectful, constructive, and supportive manner.
  3. Match the types of occupations with their art form (e.g., actor, director, playwright, designer with drama).
  4. Compare ways the arts are used in a celebration (e.g., masks, costumes, banners, songs, dances).
  5. List the things that artists make or do when they communicate through the arts (e.g., pictures, songs, advertisements, stories, movements, buildings).
  6. Point out ways the arts are used for personal time and enrichment (e.g., concerts, plays, exhibits, broadcasts, social dances, choirs, lessons).
  7. Describe occupations that are related to the arts (e.g., photographer, illustrator, composer, playwright, choreographer, architect).

27B —

Students who meet the standard understand how the arts shape and reflect history, society and everyday life.
  1. Identify cultural characteristics of a work of art.
  2. Describe how the arts inform viewers about people and events from history.
  3. Name significant artists in dance, drama, music, or visual art.

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