Sunday, 9 October 2011
This scheme of work introduces students to evolution of communication methods across various time periods, different cultures and in difficult environments. Exercises explore communication problems associated with disabilities, along with situations where miscommunication can easily occur. The subject is explored using drama forms including frozen pictures, mime, thought tap, Teacher in Role, physical theatre, mirroring, gesture and creating and maintaining a character. This fun topic is augmented with music and props to fire the imagination and creativity of the class.
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
This scheme of work introduces students to Shakespeare's tragedy of 'Romeo and Juliet, useing extracts of text as well as simple exercises to enable the students access to the language and the ever relevant themes. The lessons explore the relationship between the feuding families of the Montagues and the Capulets, as well as the main characters. The class will develop key Drama forms including frozen pictures, mime, aside, thought aloud, split scenes, dramatic pause, repetition of language and its rhythm and narration. Through this the students will learn how to use the language of Shakespeare and why it is still relevant to them in today's society.