Friday, 4 February 2011
This scheme of work introduces students to the style of art known as Impressionism. The lesson workshops are each based on a different work of art by a well known Impressionist artist including Monet, Renoir, Sisley, Degas, Cezanne and Pissarro. It enables the students to develop such drama forms as thought tapping, role on the wall, creating and maintaining a character, hot seating, slow motion, monologue, thought aloud, dramatic pause, developing a character and narration. Throughout the scheme, imagery, lighting and observations of people are used to help develop character, plot and relationships. Through practical workshops and their own independent learning students gain an insight into their own thoughts and feelings about life and relationships and how these develop with time and age.
Wednesday, 2 February 2011
This scheme of work introduces students to some of the most well known WW1 poets and their poetry. It enables the students to develop such key drama forms as mime, thought tunnel, continuum, flashbacks, slow motion, voices in the head, split scene, choral work, improvisation, thought aloud, hot seat, essence machine, dramatic pause and narration. Throughout the scheme, imagery is explored and examined, supported with a range of written tasks either done in the class or for homework and developed with lighting ideas.
Through practical workshops and personal research the students gain an insight to different perspectives of war. Assessment is a performance using Wilfred Owen's ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’.
Other poets covered include Siegfried Sassoon, John McCrae and Rupert Brooke.