Every Object Tells a Story - Exploring Islamic Art and Artifacts Through Drama

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Subject: 
Drama
Course Code: 
ADA 1O/2O
Course Name: 
Grade 9/10 Dramatic Arts, Open
Panel: 
Intermediate
Abstract: 
The purpose of this unit is threefold: for students to: 1) engage in self-inquiry and object-based work to tell stories about objects of personal cultural significance from multiple perspectives and lens, 2) to do guided inquiry which explores intersections and interrelationships found in the shapes, patterns and designs of Islamic art and architecture and to create individual and collaborative movement and dance pieces to represent these connections, and 3) to do independent and collaborative inquiry work using objects and materials found in the main galleries and online digital collections of the Aga Khan museum in order to use both drama and movement strategies to tell the stories behind the creators and the creation of the objects themselves and about their social and cultural significance.

Canadian Theatre Focus Course Profile

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Subject: 
Drama
Course Code: 
ADT4M
Course Name: 
Grade 12 Canadian Theatre, College/University Prep
Panel: 
Senior
Abstract: 
This course provides an in-depth exploration of Canadian theatre as a vehicle for drama development, theatrical presentation and actor training. Major movements in Canadian theatre history will allow students to analyze and use script work and improvisation in the development of theatre for political and entertainment purposes. Students will synthesize their knowledge in a culminating activity in which they will use the dramatic forms learned throughout the course to communicate their vision of Canadian culture and identity.

Critical Literacy, Drama, and Dance

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Subject: 
Dance
Drama
Panel: 
Primary
Junior
Intermediate
Senior
Abstract: 
The article defines critical literacy and how it connects to drama and dance. The article takes specific drama and dance strategies and links them directly to critical literacy concepts, offering a framework for teachers to help students interact with texts through a critical lens.

Dorothy Heathcote's Keynote Address at CODE Conference 2008

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Subject: 
Drama
Abstract: 
The transcript of Dorothy Heathcote's keynote address via video conference at CODE's 2008 annual conference. In the keynote address she discusses the Mantle of the Expert and her work with students on The Great Fire of London.