Noh, the oldest surviving Japanese dramatic form, combines elements of dance, drama, music, and poetry into a highly stylized, aesthetic retelling of a well-known story from Japanese literature, such as The Tale of Genji or The Tale of the Heike. This lesson provides an introduction to the elements of Noh plays and to the text of two plays, and provides opportunities for students to compare the conventions of the Noh play with other dramatic forms with which they may already be familiar, such as the ancient Greek dramas of Sophocles. By reading classic examples of Noh plays, such as Atsumori, students will learn to identify the structure, characters, style, and stories typical to this form of drama. Students will expand their grasp of these conventions by using them to write the introduction to a Noh play of their own.
SPARK explores the work of theatrical performance group headRush. This Educator Guide is about the exploration and history of experimental, political theater and performance art.
Students will create and perform scenes using tableaux in order to further understand acting techniques, physical techniques, character development, and theatrical direction.
Students will understand that information passes from generation to generation through the ancient tradition of storytelling. Students will recognize that puppetry is a visual expression of storytelling used by many cultures for entertainment, community gatherings, to convey information and to encourage understanding and/or empathy. Students will create a shadow puppet and perform a short puppet show based on a folk tale, tall tale, or poem.
Curriculum unit of three lessons explores Williams's use of expressionism to more fully comprehend the theatrical devices and themes in The Glass Menagerie. In Lesson 1, students identify and explicate Williams' expressionist techniques.
Son of slain San Francisco mayor George Moscone, California Shakespeare's Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone crafts his vision based on his deeply held belief that killing someone for a political purpose is never justified. This Educator Guide addresses the political nature of Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar and the contemporary staging.
This resource demonstrates the 2020 Theatre Arts Standards of Learning for elementary students in a chart format that shows the progression of the standards from grades kindergarten through fifth.
This resource demonstrates the 2020 Theatre Arts Standards of Learning for high school in a chart format that shows the progression of the standards from grades nine through twelve.
This resource demonstrates the 2020 Theatre Arts Standards of Learning for middle school in a chart format that shows the progression of the standards from grades six through eight.
The attached infographic resource document descibes ways to engage English Learners in theatre arts classrooms by making learning visible, supporting the language of theatre arts, connecting learning to students' backgrounds and skills, using cooperative learning structures and strategies, and reducing cognitive load and allowing processing time.
The Great Depression had an enormous impact on theatre across the United States. Productions decreased dramatically, audiences shrank, and talented writers, performers, and directors fled the industry to find work in Hollywood. But despite adversity, the show went on. The public construction projects of the Works Progress Administration built new theaters in cities across America. The Federal Theatre Project was established to fund theatre and performances across the country providing work to unemployed artists. This influx of new artists had transformed the industry, opening theatre to new voices, themes, and audiences. This exhibition explores these Depression-era changes and their impact on American theater. This exhibition was created as part of the DPLAs Digital Curation Program by the following students as part of Professor Anthony Cocciolo's course "Projects in Digital Archives" in the School of Information and Library Science at Pratt Institute: Kathleen Dowling, Laura Marte Piccini, and Matthew Schofield.
Students are introduced to the sound environment as an important aspect of a room or building. Several examples of acoustical engineering design for varied environments are presented. Students learn the connections between the science of sound waves and engineering design for sound environments.
This webinar and presentation is a previously recorded session, Digital Learning with eMediaVA presented by Lindsey Horner.Webinar Description: This webinar presents information about media and educational resources from WHRO Public Media for fine arts educators. Lyndsay Horner, Manager of eMediaVA will led the one-hour session in July 2020. The session includes how to access eMediaVA and how to find resources to support student learning in fine arts areas of dance, music, theatre, and visual arts.
This webinar will explore the digital resources of the Library of the Congress for fine arts instruction. Engagement with primary source images, objects and documents can spark critical thinking, deeper learning and interdisciplinary connections for students. Join Sherry Levitt and Cynthia Szwajkowski from Teaching with Primary Sources, Virginia (TPSVA) for a lively, interactive exploration of the Library's rich, digital collections for in-person and virtual instruction. As a demonstration, special guest Carolyn Bennett, former Library of Congress Teacher-in-Residence, will model an activity using WPA Posters.
Educational resources provided by Virginia's history and cultural museums offer educators the opportunity to form deep classroom connections to Virginia history and culture.
Participants will learn how to use #GoOpenVA to locate arts-based lessons (many of which are also cross-curricular). All such lessons are openly-licensed so they can be adapted to your own students and purposes. Additionally, #GoOpenVA provides a community space for teachers to connect with each other in these challenging times, when everyone is learning how to approach teaching in new ways.
Participants will gain resources and strategies focused on how the fundamentals of theatre can connect students to their learning, their peers, and themselves. Participants will understand how this connection creates a relevance and rigor that gives their students the skills necessary for success in and out of the classroom. Participants will also understand the role the state standards can play in creating these connections—specifically regarding the Five Cs.
This webinar and presentation is a previously recorded session, Overview of the Creative Learning Process with Kid Pan Alley.Webinar Description: In this overview of creative learning processes, we will provide teachers with a variety of tools and strategies that they can implement within their classrooms.
The webinar covers practical strategies and specific considerations for fine arts programs related to virtual instruction.
This webinar and presentation is a previously recorded session, Resources from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.Webinar Description: Join VMFA educators to learn about the new opportunities, resources, and supportive measures developed by Museum staff members in response to the challenges faced by teachers, students, and parents for the 2020-2021 school year. Learn about the major exhibition Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities, and find out about fall opportunities for online Professional Development, distance and digital learning options, remote access to VMFA’s encyclopedic collection, and more.