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Unit Concept Map

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Kayla Gelowitz

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Core Concept
Commedia dell'Arte
Unit Concept Map
develop an understanding of the processes of the elements involved in creating works of dramatic art
develop acting skills
understand the role of drama in various cultures, past & present
Foundational Objective
Foundational Objective
Foundational Objective
20
understand how improvisation can be used to explore characters
20
understand what motivates characters they portray
30
use improvisation to explore characters and situations
20/30
understand that today's dramatic artists are influenced by various theatre traditions
understand that theatre reflects the society that creates it
20/30
20/30
understand the universality of certain themes, characters, and situations in dramatic expression through the ages
20
accept and respond to others in role
portray characters in monologues, improvisations, and scripted scenes
20
express themselves confidently through movement and gesture
20
communicate character through movement and gesture
20
articulate clearly
20
develop voice projection
20
communicate character through speech
20
Speech
Movement
Character
convey relationships with the other characters in a scene
30
become confident in communicating character through movement and gesture
30
understand and apply the concept of status
30
articulate clearly
30
use voice projection
30
become competent in communicating character through speech
30
Speech
Character
Movement
Essential Questions
How can we portray emotion without using facial expressions?


Resources
Teacher Resources
The Italian Comedy by Pierre Louis Duchartre

Student Resources
videos (see some choices beside)

Lesson Idea
studying vocal qualities

How does voice portray character?
AFL: observe for clear articulation and projection
Lesson Idea
studying Laban's Movement Qualities
AFL: observation for how they're using expression and communication
Lesson Idea
How does Commedia dell'Arte affect theatre in today's society?
AFL: do the students grasp the basic influences?
(discussion and writing prompt?)
Lesson Idea
Introduction to Commedia dell'Arte
AFL: KWL chart
discuss, watch videos, share info
Summative Assessment
Information Presentation
share what they know about their selected character - differentiated presentation (how can they present their knowledge)
Rubric: understanding of character, understanding of motivation, use of voice
Lesson Idea
Analysis of key characters
AFL: Exit slips, round table share
read write ups, watch videos, do research online
Lesson Idea
What motivates your character?
AFL: do students understand motivations?
discuss, supplementing with research
Lesson Idea
Improv Fridays! Exploring Character
AFL: observing if students are exploring characters
character based improv exercises
Lesson Idea
How do the characters reflect different characters from more current times?
AFL: do students understand the universality?
(small group discussion)
Lesson Idea
How do you think Commedia reflects Italian Renaissance society?
AFL: do students grasp the idea?
(discussion and writing prompt?)
Lesson Idea
Mask Making
AFL: did students explore and represent their characters in their masks?
choose a character, research mask, build a mask (2 classes?)
I can use speech to communicate my character.
I can articulate clearly and use voice projection.
Student Goals
I can use movement to confidently communicate my character.
Student Goals
I can portray characters. I can accept and respond to others while I'm in role.

I can show character status and relationship in a scene.
Student Goals
I can explore characters and situations through improvisation,

I understand what motivates my character.
Student Goals
I undestand ways how Commedia dell'Arte influenced modern day theatre.

I understand that Commedia reflects Italian Renaissance culture.

I understand how the characters, themes, and situations from Commedia are translated into different situations over the ages.
Student Goals
Summative Assessment
In-Class Performace
using masks, develop and act out short scenes between characters (filmed, so I can watch and assess)
Rubric: Understanding of Character, Use of movement, use of voice
KEY
White Circles: Foundational Objectives from the Saskatchewan Curriculum (The smaller white circles are the more specified objectives from the Foundational Objectives Developmental Chart.)

Green Circles: Student Goals based on the foundational objectives.

Orange Circles: Lesson Ideas drawn from the foundational objectives.

Blue Circles: Summative Assessment ideas
THeatre History
Improvisation
These lesson ideas aren't directly connected to curricular outcomes, but are important for learning about Commedia dell'Arte.
Explore this at your own will! Click on the circles or brackets to zoom into them. Use the arrow keys to get a general overview before exploring.
Lesson 1: Thurs, Mar 3
Introductions, Sign up for Remind, Create Learning Contracts for Students, Create Learning Contracts for Teacher, (using padlet? or just sticky notes) Dixit, Exit Slips/Getting to Know you Homework (Simple stuff, name, interests)
Lesson 2: Friday, Mar 4
Reading contracts (is this the final draft? does it need to be revised?), signing contracts, Improv Friday, character work,
Lesson 3: Mon, Mar 7
Intro to Commedia dell'Arte
set by sharing commedia videos, talk about what the next 3 weeks might look like (commedia history study, character study, presentation, mask making, final skit, will be filmed (releases?))
Short Example
Scenes from Scapin
The World of Commedia
History of Commedia
Quotivations
For more lesson ideas refer to my documentation that contains my unit lesson overview day by day.

Feel free to continue to look at more lesson ideas on this Prezi as well. (Refer back to the key if you need!)
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