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Theatre Grade 1 

Grade Range:
 Strands emphasized:
Creating; performing; responding, connecting
Course Description:
 This course is intended to meet state and national theatre standards. Students will learn to create characters through guided dramatic experiences; collaborate with peers through pantomime, tableau, and improvisation; create beginning elements of technical theatre; use the actorís tools; identify basic plot structure of beginning, middle and end; explore and explain their individual creative process; use beginning theatre vocabulary; demonstrate physical acting; make personal connections to dramatic experiences; create short scenes; and begin to give and receive critiques. Students practice both the roles of the actor and the audience.

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