Welcome to the Grade 9 Drama blog!
Let's set the stage for you....
This course provides opportunities for students to explore dramatic forms and techniques, using material from a wide range of sources and cultures. Students will use the elements of drama to examine situations and issues that are relevant to their lives. Students will
create, perform, discuss, and analyse drama, and then reflect on the experiences to develop an understanding of themselves, the art form, and the world around them.
Attendance is always important, but in a drama class your absence affects others, not just you. Always let me--and the people you are working with--know in advance if you are going to be missing a class.
Respect and consideration are expected for and amongst all members of the class as well as guests in our room.
Put things where they belong. (Stack a chair, put a wig in a box, hang up a costume, save the drama for the stage, words and silence in the moments/spaces they belong....)
The learning skills you need to apply for this and all Ontario high school courses are posted on the wall. Over the next week or so we will be exploring what this looks like, sounds like, and feels like, through the use of a variety of drama games. It might look like chaos, sound like pandemonium and feel like fun, but you will be working and learning.
Are you ready?