Illinois Learning Standards

Stage B - Fine Arts—Drama



Descriptors



25A —

Students who meet the standard understand the sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities of the arts.
  1. Differentiate personal space, group space, and partner space.
  2. Choose movements to communicate an idea.
  3. Distinguish between vocal and non-vocal sounds used in a drama.
  4. Identify the beginning, middle, and end of a story.
  5. Identify the characters, setting, problem, and solution in a drama.
  6. Identify emotions (e.g., happy, sad, mad, scared) created by actors in a drama.

25B —

Students who meet the standard understand the similarities, distinctions, and connections in and among the arts.
  1. Identify sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities used in more than one art form.
  2. Examine the same sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities in two different works in the same art form.
  3. Investigate story, feelings, or expressive ideas shared in the work of two different art forms.

26A —

Students who meet the standard understand processes, traditional tools, and modern technologies used in the arts.
  1. Identify the three primary tools (i.e., mind, body, voice) of drama.
  2. Demonstrate group strategies used to plan a drama.
  3. Demonstrate the practicing/rehearsing techniques used to create a drama.
  4. Interact in role with other characters using safe movement in an improvised and/or rehearsed drama.

26B —

Students who meet the standard can apply skills and knowledge necessary to create and perform in one or more of the arts.
  1. Demonstrate ways to use the body and voice to communicate character actions, emotions, and sounds in a drama.
  2. Follow multi-step directions.
  3. Demonstrate collaborative skills.
  4. Interact in role with other characters using movement in an improvised and/or rehearsed drama.
  5. Use a puppet to communicate a story.

27A —

Students who meet the standard can analyze how the arts function in history, society and everyday life.
  1. Identify and demonstrate the qualities of good audience behaviors.
  2. Share comments in a positive manner about a performance and/or an art work.
  3. Name a variety of occupations (e.g., director, actor, composer, conductor, painter, sculptor, dancer, choreographer) associated with different art forms.
  4. Give examples of how the arts are used in celebrations.
  5. Describe how the arts tell us things in different ways (e.g., dance/movement, music, visual image, story).
  6. Give examples of personal experiences in the arts outside of school.

27B —

Students who meet the standard understand how the arts shape and reflect history, society and everyday life.
  1. Identify the images, objects, sounds, and movements from a work of art and describe what they tell about people, time, places, and everyday life.

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