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Theatre Grade 2 

Grade Range:
 Strands emphasized:
Creating; performing; responding, connecting
Course Description:
 This course is intended to meet state and national theatre standards. Students continue developing skills introduced at the first grade level, adding depth and specificity to the subject matter. Guided dramatic experiences include more detail. In addition to plot, attention is paid to setting, conflict, and theme. Students create simple props and scenery for projects. Students use all of the actorís tools when creating characters. Beginning devised theatre and/or improvisation is introduced to create dialogue, scenarios, and multiple solutions to an open-ended theatrical suggestion or problem. Informal sharing opportunities are available. There is a focus on collaboration, responding to theatre while making personal connections, and comparing the same story from multiple cultures to create a dramatic piece. Students also use nonfiction literary sources to create scenes and identify universal characters from various time periods.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 SDUSD VAPA Core Learnings, 2005.