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Arts Standards by Art Form

Theater Content and Achievement Standards

Grades K-12

Grade K-4 Theater Standard 1
Script writing by planning and recording improvisations based on personal experience and heritage, imagination, literature, and history
Grade K-4 Theater Standard 2
Acting by assuming roles and interacting in improvisations
Grade K-4 Theater Standard 3
Designing by visualizing and arranging environments for classroom dramatizations
Grade K-4 Theater Standard 4
Directing by planning classroom dramatizations
Grade K-4 Theater Standard 5
Researching by finding information to support classroom dramatizations
Grade K-4 Theater Standard 6
Comparing and connecting art forms by describing theatre, dramatic media (such as film, television, and electronic media), and other art forms
Grade K-4 Theater Standard 7
Analyzing and explaining personal preferences and constructing meanings from classroom dramatizations and from theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions
Grade K-4 Theater Standard 8
Understanding context by recognizing the role of theatre, film, television, and electronic media in daily life
Grade 5-8 Theater Standard 1
Script writing by the creation of improvisations and scripted scenes based on personal experience and heritage, imagination, literature, and history
Grade 5-8 Theater Standard 2
Acting by developing basic acting skills to portray characters who interact in improvised and scripted scenes
Grade 5-8 Theater Standard 3
Designing by developing environments for improvised and scripted scenes
Grade 5-8 Theater Standard 4
Directing by organizing rehearsals for improvised and scripted scenes
Grade 5-8 Theater Standard 5
Researching by using cultural and historical information to support improvised and scripted scenes
Grade 5-8 Theater Standard 6
Comparing and incorporating art forms by analyzing methods of presentation and audience response for theatre, dramatic media (such as film, television, and electronic media), and other art forms
Grade 5-8 Theater Standard 7
Analyzing, evaluating, and constructing meanings from improvised and scripted scenes and from theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions
Grade 5-8 Theater Standard 8
Understanding context by analyzing the role of theatre, film, television, and electronic media in the community and in other cultures
Grade 9-12 Theater Standard 1
Script writing through improvising, writing, and refining scripts based on personal experience and heritage, imagination, literature, and history

Grade 9-12 Theater Standard 2
Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining characters in improvisations and informal or formal productions
Grade 9-12 Theater Standard 3
Designing and producing by conceptualizing and realizing artistic interpretations for informal or formal productions
Grade 9-12 Theater Standard 4
Directing by interpreting dramatic texts and organizing and conducting rehearsals for informal or formal productions
Grade 9-12 Theater Standard 5
Researching by evaluating and synthesizing cultural and historical information to support artistic choices
Grade 9-12 Theater Standard 6
Comparing and integrating art forms by analyzing traditional theatre, dance, music, visual arts, and new art forms
Grade 9-12 Theater Standard 7
Analyzing, critiquing, and constructing meanings from informal and formal theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions
Grade 9-12 Theater Standard 8
Understanding context by analyzing the role of theatre, film, television, and electronic media in the past and the present
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National Core Arts Standards

National Core Arts Standards

The Standards found on this site reference the 1994 voluntary national arts standards. Arts learning standards were recently revised and published as the National Core Arts Standards (http://nationalartsstandards.org). The new standards outline a conceptual framework for arts learning for K-12 students in Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts. ARTSEDGE is working to include the new standards along with existing standards during the transition period.

 

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