Drama for Kids – A Mini Unit on Emotions and Character (F-2)

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Summary of Unit of Work:

This unit allows students to explore different emotions and how they impact people. Students will improve personal and social competence while working with others and by themselves for different improvisational tasks. Students will explore narrative perspectives of fairy-tale characters and how they can put themselves in someone else’s shoes.

Australian Curriculum Links:

The Arts – Drama: Year 1/2

  • ACADRM027 Explore role and dramatic action in dramatic play, improvisation and process drama.
  • ACADRM028 Use voice, facial expression, movement and space to imagine and establish role and situation.
  • ACADRM029 Present drama that communicates ideas, including stories from their community, to an audience.
  • ACADRM027 Explore role and dramatic action in dramatic play, improvisation and process drama.
  • ACADRM028 Use voice, facial expression, movement and space to imagine and establish role and situation.
  • ACADRM029 Present drama that communicates ideas, including stories from their community, to an audience.

Other Goals:

  • ACSA-DRA1-1 Students describe what happens in drama they make, perform and view.
  • ACSA-DRA2-2 Students discuss how they and others organise the elements of drama in their drama.
  • ACSA-DRA1-3 Students make and present drama using the elements of role, situation and focus in dramatic play and improvisation.
  • ACSA-DRA2-3 Students use relationships, tension, time and place and narrative structure when improvising and performing devised and scripted drama.

Key Understandings:

  • Drama can be used to represent both the world and peoples ideas about the world
  • We can role play different situations and characters in drama
  • We use facial expressions, tone, body movement and other techniques

Key Inquiry Questions:

  • How can I use my voice and facial expressions to show an emotion or character?
  • What is improvisation?
  • How can I use body movements in drama?

Key Knowledge:

  • How to use facial expressions, voice, movement and space in drama situations
  • How to identify different emotions and feelings of others and self
  • How to use creativity to join in on improvisation games

Key Skills Developed:

  • Describe what is happening in a scene
  • Identify emotions and how they are used in drama
  • Make and present drama in dramatic play and improvisation

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