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Theatre Grade 3 

Grade Range:
 Strands emphasized:
Creating; performing; responding, connecting
Course Description:
 This course is intended to meet state and national theatre standards. At this level students focus on exploring the imagination through improvisation, creating character, and investigating costume and scenic design ideas in simple formats. Students collaborate in teams, participating in a rehearsal process to devise a piece of theatre that demonstrates understanding of the elements of dramatic structure. As actors, students elevate physical, vocal, and emotional work. Opportunities to share and reflect occur at regular intervals. Students are able to make and articulate personal connections related to the dramatic work and the creative process. Evaluation, critique, the audience’s and community’s role in theatre, beginning playwriting, and theatre history are also introduced.

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