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"What is Drama?" Poster

PDF | 1 page|Grades: K, F - 7

A poster explaining the meaning of ‘drama’.

Use this educational poster to display information about what the learning area of ‘drama’ is all about. This poster is useful for students who are studying drama in the classroom, learning about the elements of drama and the concept of ‘dramatic action’, as well as those who are learning the basics of theatre and performance skills.

The poster contains the following information:

What is Drama?

Drama is stepping into an imaginary world.

It helps us to understand how people think, feel and communicate.

By using our imagination we can become different people in different situations, so that we perceive and experience the world through different eyes.

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACADRM037

    Rehearse and perform devised and scripted drama that develops narrative, drives dramatic tension, and uses dramatic symbol, performance styles and design elements to share community and cultural stories and engage an audience

  • ACADRM027

    Explore role and dramatic action in dramatic play, improvisation and process drama

  • ACADRM029

    Present drama that communicates ideas, including stories from their community, to an audience

  • ACADRR030

    Respond to drama and consider where and why people make drama, starting with Australian drama including drama of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

  • ACADRM031

    Explore ideas and narrative structures through roles and situations and use empathy in their own improvisations and devised drama

  • ACADRM033

    Shape and perform dramatic action using narrative structures and tension in devised and scripted drama, including exploration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander drama

  • ACADRR034

    Identify intended purposes and meaning of drama, starting with Australian drama, including drama of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, using the elements of drama to make comparisons

  • ACADRM035

    Explore dramatic action, empathy and space in improvisations, playbuilding and scripted drama to develop characters and situations

  • ACADRR038

    Explain how the elements of drama and production elements communicate meaning by comparing drama from different social, cultural and historical contexts, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander drama

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I also think the poster is great and agree with Erin to request similar ones for the other areas of the Arts.

Jan Cois-Tulloch · Jan 28th, 2020

Thank you for your positive feedback, Jan! Here is the link to Erin’s request so you can vote for it! https://www.teachstarter.com/au/request/performing-arts-posters/

Stephanie (Teach Starter) · Jan 28th, 2020

Love this poster!
Could you please make similar ones for the other areas of Performing Arts (Music, Dance, Media Arts)?

Erin Cheung · Jan 23rd, 2020

Hey Erin, that sounds like a fantastic idea that would benefit a lot of teachers. Could I please ask that you make a request for these new resources. The more votes it receives, the quicker we can move it up the priority line. You can make a request by following this link: https://www.teachstarter.com/request-a-resource/?resource_type=resource

Royce (Teach Starter) · Jan 23rd, 2020

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