Indigenous Culture Performance

Year 4 – Becoming Performers
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Teaching resources

Students explore drama, its types and how it can be made. They create their own drama, employing the elements of drama and working in groups. Students communicate through performing drama and reflect on their own and others’ performances. 
Learning Objectives
In Lessons 1 to 11, students learn to:
  • identify what performance is and its purpose is
  • recognise the elements of performance
  • identify the place and time of various settings
  • create facial expression to develop characters
  • develop movements that enhance characters
  • use voice and dialogue to create interesting characters
  • recognise tension in performance
  • recognise focus in performance
  • compare and contrast the elements of performance
  • look over the assessment and discuss
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts taught throughout the unit. 
  • Knowledge and Understanding Questionnaire (Lesson 12)
  • Assessment Task (Lesson 12) 
Complete This Unit
Lesson 1: Introducing Performance
Lesson 2: Elements of Performance
Lesson 3: Place and Time
Lesson 4: Facial Expressions
Lesson 5: Movement and Gestures
Lesson 6: Voice and Dialogue
Lesson 7: Creating Excitement with Tension
Lesson 8: Focus in Performance
Lesson 9: Comparing performance
Lesson 10: Introduce assessment and discuss
Lesson 11: Group work

Lesson Objectives

Success Criteria

I Do

We Do

You Do

Edit: Peer Feedback

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