New Colorado P-12 Academic Standards

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Content Area: Drama and Theatre Arts
Grade Level Expectations: High School - Extended Pathway
Standard: 3. Critically Respond

Prepared Graduates: (Click on a Prepared Graduate Competency to View Articulated Expectations) - (Remove PGC Filter)

Concepts and skills students master:

3. Respect for theatre professions, cultural relationships, and legal responsibilities

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Investigate and explain the knowledge, skills, training, and self-discipline needed to pursue careers and vocational opportunities in theatre (DOK 2-3)
  2. Document and reflect on one's own work created over several years, and indentify successful approaches that could be applied in the development of future work (DOK 1-4)
  3. Create a personal code of theatre etiquette and ethics (DOK 1-3)
  4. Demonstrate awareness of professional ethics as an audience, cast, or crew member (DOK 1-2)
  5. Demonstrate how to secure rights and royalties for a production (DOK 1)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How does theatre etiquette impact a theatre practitioner?
  2. How do theatre etiquette and ethics enhance the theatrical experience?
  3. In what ways can theatre etiquette and ethics be successfully conveyed?
  4. How can theatre ethics be applied to one's own work?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Examining the relationship between drama and theatre training and vocations provides awareness of career opportunities in the field and beyond such as professional theatre jobs, advertising, marketing, and carpentry.
  2. Responding to different viewpoints and beliefs develops a mature awareness, understanding, and acceptance of difference and diversity.
  3. Investigating the importance of copyright laws in script writing, set and costume design, script adaptation, and the use of music in production prepares one to work professionally in the performance arts.
  4. Securing rights and paying royalties validates the perception of the artist's rights and assures respect for the artistic product.
  5. Learning appropriate behavior in the production process and for public performances ensures respect and status in community, social structure, and lifestyle.

Nature Of:

  1. Proper etiquette in a theatrical environment helps the audience appreciate the production and translates to a greater respect for the arts.

Content Area: Drama and Theatre Arts
Grade Level Expectations: High School - Fundamental Pathway
Standard: 3. Critically Respond

Prepared Graduates: (Click on a Prepared Graduate Competency to View Articulated Expectations) - (Remove PGC Filter)

Concepts and skills students master:

3. Respect for theatre, its practitioners, and conventions

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Attend live performances of extended length and complexity, and demonstrate an understanding of the protocol of audience behavior appropriate to the style of the performance (DOK 1-2)
  2. Use group-generated criteria to assess one's own work and the work of others (DOK 1-2)
  3. Demonstrate objectivity in assessing one's personal abilities in creative endeavors and ability to receive and act upon coaching feedback and constructive criticism (DOK 2-3)
  4. Devise specific methods for documenting and assessing one's own artistic development throughout participation in a drama or theatre project (DOK 2-4)
  5. Demonstrate a respect for copyright laws (DOK 1)
  6. Address the importance of timelines and personal responsibility as a member of a production ensemble (DOK 1-2)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. What can be gained by observing numerous and contrasting live performances?
  2. How does objectivity relate to experiencing a piece of art?
  3. Why is theatre live, and what are the benefits of live theatrical performances?
  4. How should audience members and crew conduct themselves before, during, and after a performance?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Practicing proper behavior and dress at a public performance validates one's position as an adult in society.
  2. Investigating the importance of copyright laws in scriptwriting, set and costume design, script adaptation, and the use of music in production supports respect for these vocations and artists.
  3. Respecting the roles of the theatre family promotes maturity and social responsibility.
  4. Adhering to schedules, time restraints, and deadlines, and learning to prioritize are valuable life skills that promote positive social and work related relationships.

Nature Of:

  1. Proper etiquette in a theatrical environment helps the audience appreciate the production and translates to a greater respect for the arts.

Content Area: Drama and Theatre Arts
Grade Level Expectations: Eighth Grade
Standard: 3. Critically Respond

Prepared Graduates: (Click on a Prepared Graduate Competency to View Articulated Expectations) - (Remove PGC Filter)

Concepts and skills students master:

3. Respect the value of the collaborative nature of drama and theatre works

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Enjoy drama and theatre as a community activity (DOK 1)
  2. Research the contribution of various historical and contemporary drama and theatre practitioners and groups (DOK 1-2)
  3. Perform in rehearsals performances as a productive and responsible member of an acting ensemble, and demonstrate personal responsibility and commitment to a collaborative process (DOK 1-2)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How does being part of a collaborative process help you outside of a theatrical performance?
  2. What does it mean to be trustworthy and responsible?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Enjoying the theatre as a participant and an audience member encourages a cultural commitment in adult life.
  2. Understanding the contributions and backgrounds of various historical and contemporary performers broadens one's knowledge base.
  3. Using technology tools such as computer-aided design, computerized light and sound boards, computer-rendering applications, and Internet research can simplify the production aspects of a theatrical work.

Nature Of:

  1. Learning to recognize excellence in performance and production helps to build a deep respect for arts and culture.

Content Area: Drama and Theatre Arts
Grade Level Expectations: Seventh Grade
Standard: 3. Critically Respond

Prepared Graduates: (Click on a Prepared Graduate Competency to View Articulated Expectations) - (Remove PGC Filter)

Concepts and skills students master:

3. Individual and collaborative contributions

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Identify the value of a varying range of dramatic and theatrical performances (DOK 1-2)
  2. Recognize the contribution and commitment of individuals and groups to drama, and acknowledge a diversity of views (DOK 1-2)
  3. Identify the qualities of a productive member of an acting ensemble (DOK 1-2)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How does one show respect for a space and the people who have worked to put together a performance?
  2. What is "polite" and "appropriate" behavior for the theatre, and how does it change depending on the show and venue?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Attending various performances is good practice for learning social etiquette, which translates to all areas of one's social and professional environment.
  2. Acknowledging excellence in performers and performing groups enhances a vision of excellence for oneself.
  3. Employing visual imagination and respect for the technically inclined personnel is strengthened through attention to technical requirements for a play such as staging, direction, and all areas of design.

Nature Of:

  1. When performers and technicians receive praise, they can learn to give it.

Content Area: Drama and Theatre Arts
Grade Level Expectations: Sixth Grade
Standard: 3. Critically Respond

Prepared Graduates: (Click on a Prepared Graduate Competency to View Articulated Expectations) - (Remove PGC Filter)

Concepts and skills students master:

3. Articulate the value of each practitioner's role in a drama and/or theatrical performance

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Describe and demonstrate audience skills of observing attentively and responding appropriately in presentations, rehearsals, and live performance settings (DOK 1-2)
  2. Respond appropriately to one's own work and the dramatic works of others (DOK 1-2)
  3. Work effectively alone and cooperatively with a partner or in an ensemble (DOK 1-3)
  4. Recognize and understand the roles and responsibilities of various technical personnel in creating and producing a theatrical performance (DOK 1)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. Why do some people consider the theatre a "sacred space?"
  2. Why does entering a theatre require special behavior?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Practicing appropriate audience behavior skills enhances social awareness.
  2. Listening to others builds respect and communication skills.
  3. Promoting discipline, and understanding the roles required to produce a performance builds acceptance of responsibility in a community.

Nature Of:

  1. Learning social skills as a worker in the theatre leads to good social skills as a member of an audience.

Content Area: Drama and Theatre Arts
Grade Level Expectations: Third Grade
Standard: 3. Critically Respond

Prepared Graduates: (Click on a Prepared Graduate Competency to View Articulated Expectations) - (Remove PGC Filter)

Concepts and skills students master:

2. Demonstrate appropriate audience etiquette

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Describe appropriate audience etiquette (DOK 1)
  2. Demonstrate appropriate etiquette through the use of body and voice (DOK 1-2)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. Why is it important to demonstrate appropriate behavior?
  2. What role does the audience play in a performance?
  3. How does the audience's response to a performance alter the way it is performed?
  4. How does audience etiquette differ in different settings?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Recognizing that good companies rely on appropriate etiquette to create their market "brand" makes one a more informed consumer. For example, computer companies that cater to a business/professional clientele rely on more formal etiquette and "branding" versus companies that cater to a younger, more relaxed clientele rely on more informal etiquette.
  2. Practicing appropriate etiquette when dealing with different cultures and societies in the workforce is a necessary component of a successful employee, while inappropriate etiquette could break a business deal.

Nature Of:

  1. A society that values appropriate audience etiquette also values civility.