Exploring Our Emotions – Drama in the classroom (Early Stage 1, Stage 1)
In this lesson students use drama strategies ‘Sculpting’ and ‘Art Gallery Walk’ to explore different ways to recognise and express emotions.
How it works
We provide a lesson plan and instructional videos led by ATYP Teaching Artists, who will talk you through drama and literacy exercises that can be used in your classroom. You can follow along with your class, or watch them for your own professional learning before teaching the lesson.
1. Emotional Gym: Students warm-up by creating physical expressions of emotions.
2. I Wonder: Students use the illustrations in The Day the Crayons Quit to discuss and connect with the characters’ emotions.
3. Sculpting and Art Gallery Walk: Students imaginatively sculpt the Red Crayon character, based on their interpretation of the text.
– Physically express a range of emotions.
– Use visual literacy skills to create questions.
– Infer meaning about characters from a text.
– Use verbal instructions to create physical representations of characters.
ATYP On Demand Plus is a special offer for DART attendees booking from the DART site.
IS THIS A FREE EVENT? Yes
BROUGHT TO YOU BY: ATYP – Australian Theatre for Young People
On Demand (available until: 31-Jan-2024 05:00PM)
ACPPS005, ACPMP025, ACELY1650
Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand
PDHPE » Interpersonal Skills » Health, Wellbeing and Relationships
English » Making meaning through responding and composing » Speaking and Listening
Creative Arts » Drama » Making (role, dramatic contexts, elements and forms)
Learning Intentions & Success Criteria
We are learning to:
1. Delve into issues that are affecting our environment through the concepts Improvising, Storytelling and Sculpting.
2. Develop comprehension, communication, improvisation and oral storytelling skills.
3. Respond with empathy.
1. Gain an understanding of characters through textual analysis.
2. Engage in oral storytelling and the first-person experience by interpreting an existing characters perspectives.
3. Improvise around the themes in the book.
Will This Event Be Recorded?
Joining The Event
Technology and Materials Requirements
- Our 2 instructional videos run for 6:30 minutes total.
- Activity 1 takes 15 mins to run through.
- Activity 2 takes 15 mins to run through.
- Activity 3 takes 1 hour to run through.
- Total estimated lesson time: 1.5 hours.
- Tech Requirements– Depending on whether you’d like to watch the instructional videos before teaching or follow along with them with your class, you may need a screen to play the videos on.
– The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Olive Jeffers.If you do not have access to the book, there is an online reading available here.
– Some space to move around and your imagination!
Connecting To The Event
How to get access to the Our Changing Environment Lessons:
1. Book the event via the DART website.
2. Fill out the form with your details.
3. You will receive an email with details to access the lessons.
More Information About This Event
ATYP On Demand Plus is a digital platform that provides primary educators access to a series of detailed units of work that use Drama and Literacy strategies to teach content and concepts within the Australian Curriculum, F-6.
The program has been developed with academics from The University of Sydney including Professor Emerita Robyn Ewing AM.
We have 8 different units available (see below). These units include instructional educational videos featuring ATYP Teaching Artists that enable non-drama trained teachers and primary generalist teachers to teach the exercises and strategies in the unit. All activities are linked to the Australian curriculum, making it accessible for teachers across Australia to integrate the units and resources into their programs and lessons.
Our Teaching Artists will take you through drama and literacy exercises that can be used in your classroom or for your own professional learning before teaching the lesson.
Other units available:
Past and Present: Foundation, Year 1-2
First Nations Connections: Years 3-4
Waves of Migration: Years 5-6
(In partnership with Poetry in Action)
Bringing Poetry Alive: Years 3 – 6
Our Changing Environment: Years 5-6
PHYSICAL HEALTH AND EDUCATION
Me and You (Understanding Ourselves & Others): F – 2
If you have any queries please contact the provider
Name: Georgia McGinness
Phone: (02) 9270 2400
Email: [email protected]